Originally Posted by moovtune
I've had a similar issue with mine that comes randomly - a rippling effect on the lower half of the screen as the image changes from shot to shot. Once it starts, it happens on all inputs, even the built-in tuner (with rabbit ears). The only way to stop it is to switch momentarily to the "Home Network" input - with the icons for selecting Video, Music or Photo, then switch back to my selected input and the wavy rippling effect goes away. At first I thought it had to do with my Prepro and switching inputs but since it does it on the tuner as well (no prepro in line) I knew it had to be the set. I have a feeling it has something to do with switching between 1080p/24 and 480i/30 but haven't for sure pinned it down to that yet. Anyone else have a similar issue?
OMG, my TV was experiencing exactly what you described last night for the first time since I got it on Jan 30th, 2012! The rippling effect was limited to the lower 1/2 or 1/3, triggered by movements or screen changes, and it affected ALL inputs including OTA antenna input and onscreen menu! How unsettling! I changed the input to "PC IN" then back and everything returned back to normal. I watched more Hulu and problem arose AGAIN.
I was, for the 2nd time ever, watching Hulu+ via an app on my Samsung home theater in a box (also a Bluray). This Hulu+ thingy switched from resolutions to resolutions multiple times to accommodate its various ads and main episodes, etc. and I highly suspected that caused the problem. For example, clearly I was watching Hulu+ episodes in SD (which is by default), but my Samsung HTiB would upconvert that to 1080p. Even if I manually switched via Hulu+ to HD, my TV still said that the input signal is 1080p, so I know that Samsung is playing w/ the signal here.
My TV is not doomed, right? Shall I stop using Hulu+ altogether? Damn, I was just starting to love it... And this never happened with Vudu HDX movies. Is this what they called handshaking problem? More info please to soothe my mind... Thanks.
Otherwise, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this TV. And have dumped Comcast Cable TV once and for all due to its unwatchable compression issues...