Originally Posted by rwinston
Help/advice needed, please.
I was initially pretty pleased with my 55LM7600, especially with Blu-ray and 3D. A little bit of flashlighting, but not a dealbreaker.
However, when watching HD TV material from my Dish DVR (622), the picture quality suffers greatly compared to my 5-year old Panasonic Plasma. At times the picture looks almost SD instead of HD. I have tried a lot of the settings recommended in this thread and they don't help much. I have tried connecting the DVR directly to the TV instead of through my Onkyo receiver, and that improved things a little bit (mostly the audio sync), but not much.
I don't care much about the black level, it looks okay. But the picture just doesn't look very sharp/HD compared to the plasma. It's kind of murky, especially the backgrounds. And even with TruMotion enabled (which I hate doing because I don't like the soap opera effect), movement looks kind of jerky. Even people just turning their heads seems to produce slight artifacts - a lag like part of their face is getting temporarily left behind. And faces in general just don't look very good (my girlfriend described them as looking like "lumps of clay") and I can't seem to get a good skin tone.
Any ideas? Is this a common LCD thing and I was just spoiled by the plasma (which I didn't think had that great PQ compared to some LCDs I've seen at friends' houses, stores, bars)? Is there something wrong with the set? Or have I yet to just stumble on the right settings?
Like I said, I'm happy with the Blu-ray stuff through the PS3, which I think does look better than the plasma, and doesn't seem to have those motion artifacts. But the HD DVR just looks bad. I know I have the DVR output set correctly, it's registering as 1080i on the LG (and I didn't change anything from where I had it set for the plasma).
Since I watch more TV than Blu-ray, I'm seriously thinking about returning the set, which would be a huge hassle. I would prefer not to do it and am thinking I still just don't have something set right.
Any advice appreciated. Thanks!