I got this TV at Walmart on Thanksgiving. It is replacing a RPTV Mitsubishi WS-65819. So far the picture is super clear and colors look good. I started with settings on CNET and used an older DVD (Avia) to set mine up. It ended up pretty close to what CNET has.
Once problem I'm hoping someone can help me with is I seem to notice the "Soap Opera Effect" a lot with this set. I turned off the smooth motion but that didn't really seem to make a difference to my eye. Even tried watching movies in Game mode and still seemed odd. TV looks great, but HBO and DVDs look really odd. I'm wondering if the smooth motion settings are even functioning properly on my set.
1. When I am in the "Movie" setting and set smooth motion off. I swap to "Football" and set it to on. When I go back to Movie its back on again. Every other setting in the advanced menu saves with the setting, but on my set smooth motion is not saved per setting. It stays to whatever it last was. Is this the normal behavior?
2. Is there any way to tell using a calibration disc or an advanced menu if disabling smooth motion is actually working?
I haven't tested to see how mine behaves as I always only use Movie mode. Best way to test is with a movie (24p source) as it will be most obvious. Set Smooth Motion Effect to high and Real Cinema to smooth for largest impact. Watch a scene, then switch Smooth Motion Effect to off and compare same scene. Another option is turn on ESPN2 and watch the sports ticker. With smooth motion on high the text should be sharper as it scrolls.