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post #31 of 36
Just don't put noise reduction and sharpening controls on the TV, don't make it easier for people to use them. Make dummy controls if you have to, that go from 0-1000000 but do nothing.
post #32 of 36
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Originally Posted by Chronoptimist View Post

Just don't put noise reduction and sharpening controls on the TV, don't make it easier for people to use them. Make dummy controls if you have to, that go from 0-1000000 but do nothing.

Yeah, actually, you're the one to ask. Across platforms, what exactly *is* noise reduction supposed to be in a TV? An bad HDMI cable fixer? (not possible). Or a despeckler? What?
post #33 of 36
"noise reduction" and some other extraneous features were originally intended to improve the appearance of poor quality SD analog signals. We had a 27" Samsung crt set circa 1992 with the "feature". It helped make "snow" on poor analog signals look less obvious but also caused severe posterization of facial shots. When shopping for the set at BB we and a few other customers were looking at the demo set and noting the posterization. I grabbed the remote and turned off the "noise reduction" and it looked quite good. We and two other of the customers bought it.

I have to admit to being old enough to remember when sets had a flip down panel below the screen that hid knobs for picture controls including vertical and horizontal hold, etc. For years the tv mfgs. tried and succeeded in reducing the number of controls to fuss with, now they're going in the opposite direction.
post #34 of 36
The worst mistake they make is adding all the internet features, apps, etc. I could care less about all that crap, just give me the best picture to watch regular tv.

That is all.
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by digmor crusher View Post

The worst mistake they make is adding all the internet features, apps, etc. I could care less about all that crap, just give me the best picture to watch regular tv.

That is all.

I agree. I wouldn't mind internet streaming as an option for some higher end sets, but many TV manufacturers only do updates to the firmware for about 2 years. I have a 2010 Panasonic, top of the line, smart BD player and by last year it was already obsolete.rolleyes.gif I now use a Roku 2 which continues to get regular new channel updates and just received a new and improved interface.



Ian
post #36 of 36
Anyone who regularly programs Universal remotes (Harmony, URC, etc.) would probably agree that not having discreet ON / OFF, and INPUT commands in the database is maddening. They don't necessarily have to be on the original remote, but having the commands available would be a plus.
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