Originally Posted by billdag
OK - Here's what I believe is happening.........Sharp's Film Mode should be set to OFF or STANDARD. If it is set to ADVANCED HIGH or LOW, Sharp's mediocre frame interpolation causes the weird haze you see around moving objects.
The MOTION ENHANCEMENT settings (120/240/480 Hz) don't affect this but may introduce another weird effect - double balls occasionally show up in sportscasts like golf or hockey.
Make sure the sharpness is set no higher than +1 as that will accentuate artifacts also.
Please let us know if this clears it up for you.
Thanks for the response. I made it back to the custom install store this afternoon and they were nice enough to go through the setup again. We used a demo trailer of Transformer 3 (one of dumbest movies ever), where the weeval thing is coring the building and the soldiers and a hot chick, with all her talent in her shirt, are running around inside.
Anyhow, when the floor tilts and they run across the room is one of the most easily observed times the halo occurs.
By turning movie mode off, motion off and sharpness to 1, it was much better but still there. Sitting 14 feet from the screen it was still clearly obvious. Although it was now not a heat shimmer halo, but a blurry edge effect. I'm not trying to be a kill joy, but this TV isn't for me.
Thanks to those who take the time to provide their technical advice. I love this forum and the information that it provides so that we can make informed decisions. Absolutely invaluable. So, even though I have a negative experience with the TV, I had another positive experience with this forum!