Originally Posted by primetimeguy
Is this from your normal seating distance or up close? If from your normal seating distance it is probably compression artifacts of the source, nothing you can do about it. It it is upclose it still could be that but may also be dithering of the plasma pixels but shouldn't be a problem from your normal seat.
The effect is noticeable from the normal seating distance (7-8 ft). I have heard about things like the "compression artifacts" you reference, but I am wondering what that is. I have read that it is often the "source", or cable tv signal. I am using HDMI cable, and not to open the "cable pricing debate", I switched from my (very) expensive Monster cable to a generic cable with absolutely no picture difference.
I must admit that I did notice the effect on my neighbor's LED (Samsung) TV, but not to the degree I see on my set. The other sets in my home are CRT HDTVs, connected with component cables to Comcast boxes.
I'm wondering if changing picture settings, or switching to component cables may help. It does get annoying, but perhaps I have become too sensitive to the issue...
Thanks for your reply and help!