Could use some help with definitions of what these actually do -
Auto Brightness Control: Using ambient sensor to correct for lighting?
Black Detail: Off - No idea - sounds bad
Smart Dimming: On - I know what this is
Smooth Motion Effect: Off - I know what this is (interpolation)
Reduce Signal Noise: Off - no clue
Reduce Block Noise: Off - no clue
Film Mode: Auto -= no clue
Is this a 120 hz panel interpolated to 240, or a 60 hz that is interpolated to 120/240 based on what is turned on?
I believe Auto brightness is just that. Ambient sensor.
Black detail- Black Tone. Pulled from some site, which I think is the same concept:
Black Tone is closely related to the "Brightness" option. Adjusting the Black level option changes what the TV interprets as "Black". For example: Setting the option really high will change a deep navy blue color to be displayed as black. This can cause you to lose details to the shadows on dark scenes. Setting the option correctly for your viewing preferences and signal type will enhance the black colors displayed on the TV to be a nice true black. This option has four settings: Off, Dark, Darker, Darkest.(l,m,h for vizios)
I think it's more 120/w240hz than 60hz.
Everything else, no damn clue.
Feel free to chime in guys as I am no expert.
I'm not an expert either, but I can read the manual:
• Auto Brightness Control - The ambient light sensor detects the light levels in the room and automatically adjusts the backlight for the best picture.
• Black Detail - Adjusts the average brightness of the picture to compensate for large areas of brightness.
• Smart Dimming - Improves the contrast ratio of the screen by adjusting the backlight intelligently.
• Smooth Motion Effect - Smooth Motion Effect activates Motion Estimation/Motion Compensation (ME/MC) to ensure that on-screen motion is crisp and clear.
• Reduce Signal Noise - Diminishes artifacts in the image caused by the digitizing of image motion content.
• Reduce Block Noise - Reduces pixellation and distortion for .mpeg files.
• Film Mode - Optimizes the picture for watching film. (3:2 pulldown)
So I got one of those shelves that hooks onto the top of the TV and braces itself against the back ... and I hope I'm not crazy, but it seems like there is a vertical band exactly as wide as the shelf. Does anyone happen to know if it's possible to cause banding by putting pressure on the frame of the TV? I only have my center speaker and kinect on the shelf. They only way probably six pounds together.
I'm using that exact shelf without issues. How tight do you have the braces? Because unless they're pressing directly on the screen from the front (meaning you installed it backwards), there shouldn't be enough pressure on the back panel to even bend the plastic, much less put any pressure AT ALL on the screen (through the back plastic, the circuit board, AND the backlight diffuser to the LCD mind you). Seriously, if putting pressure on the plastic back panel caused banding, nobody could wallmount these TVs.
You probably just got a bad panel.