Originally Posted by Mike99
Motion Blur and SOE - what does it take to fix either or both of these?
I’ve been tweaking this new set all afternoon & feel like I’m getting nowhere in regards to these issues. I’ve read most of this thread & also searched it. I think I’ve tried every combination of Motion Enhancement & Film Mode setting in both Standard & User modes.
I did see that some use Game mode but I’m not sure if that should be used for TV programs shot on video or on film. And do you change to Movie or another mode when watching Blu-rays? I didn’t try Game mode yet & noticed some settings are grayed out & I also got tired of experimenting.
So we watched a recorded TV program (Motive). It’s new & my wife wanted to check it out. She immediately noticed the SOE so I made frequent setting changes throughout the program. She now has headache from watching it so I’m taking a break.
It seemed no matter what I did motion never looked quite right. It may be the program or the settings, I don’t know. It’s like there was always some SOE or judder.
I see 4 basic scenarios:
1) Video TV such as the news, sports, or a music award program.
2) Film TV such as a scripted program like CSI.
3) DVD movie.
4) Blu-ray movie
Is there a consensus of opinion on which Film Mode & Motion Enhancement settings to use for each of these?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Mike99, you are discovering what most of us have gone through with our sets too. Motion handling is not great on this TV, there is no other way to say it. The fact that you notice some SOE no matter what settings you choose for motion enhancement and film mode is one of the biggest griefs I (and many others) have had with this TV. Even when you completely turn off motion enhancement and film mode, some residual SOE is still noticeable,
This is the reason why some of us use the game mode, which is the only mode that has no SOE at all. The reason is that this mode uses Sharp's so called Viper Drive, which cuts out all "fancy" picture enhancements, so there is no delay, no motion enhancement or film modes, etc. That's why these things are grayed out in game mode, but since you wouldn't want them anyway (if you hate SOE like many of us), this shouldn't bother you. The game mode is perfectly fine for watching movies or TV content, the only downside being that you can't do anything about some blur in potentially fast moving scenes. This is where the motion enhancement would help somewhat, but SOE automatically comes with it unfortunately, so it's like choosing the lesser of 2 evils. Actually I don't necessarily notice too much blur in game mode (certainly less than how much I notice the SOE in other modes), so I'm fine with that in general. When I really need to watch some fast content or sports, then I use the standard mode with motion enhancement on high, but film mode always off (film mode generates the biggest SOE). You can try my calibrated settings (from post 1108) if you like, which are for game and standard modes.
This TV is certainly not "perfect", but one couldn't really expect it to be either for the money. But that doesn't mean it's not a good TV overall and a great value. Good news is it actually produces very nice picture with the right settings, and you get used to handling a bit of motion blur or SOE depending on which settings you are using. Hope this helps