Originally Posted by Geoff D
I've been fiddling with the RC Resolution slider since the day I got the TV in July, and I can assure you it was doing something to the picture then, just as it is now, which is rolling off very high frequency noise. I tested it with S&M 2nd edition and found that a setting of 8 provided the least amount of artefacts in the scaling/sharpness test patterns, and when I rechecked it again a few weeks ago there was no change, 8 was still the optimum setting,
Interesting post. Only after the most recent update did my set allow me to turn the "RC" on, off or adjust it; except for a feed from the BD player. It now is available for all my inputs. I think I 'see" that.
I'm sure "8" is the correct RC setting for resolution, my observation was only that the artifacts explode into prominence at 10. (And really just wondering, wouldn't RC "resolution" be boosting high frequency content and "noise reduction" rolling it off? In any case noise = 0 seems right to me too...)
In the process of fiddling all this and productive input from Lee, Jerry and Geoff, I spent $20 for an indoor antenna and now get football that doesn't look like hell (DTV crushes the NOLA fox affiliate), and HBO VOD now looks fab.
It's great to have an sensible interaction on a forum.
--Just running my mouth here---
I'm starting to have a new opinion on those changes: The settings that I feel must have changed with the SW update a few weeks ago are "Reality Creation" being under my control now, Motion Flow, and "black corrector".
1) Motion Flow = Clear was changed giving a veiled look. My reset set MF to a better setting than the Consumer Report recommended value (clear) that I was using. Alternatively, now that RC is on for inputs I watch, and motion is interacting with that...
2) black corrector changed to a stronger gamma as a function of Luma, which reduced my perception of the sidelight artifacts by dimming the screen overall for dark images, however the sidelight is still there. your mileage may vary.
3) Reality Creation is now doing it's job of tweaking the scaler where I spend essentially all my time (HBO and Netflix) which may also be making my PQ mo' better!
4) Unrelated but in the process of chatting with y'all, I learned just how bad DTV is. I know this but didn't really understand it :-) So don't watch games available OTA on DTV, (and nothing else on OTA worth watching). But I lose my DVR doing this...Edited by jjnbos - 1/24/14 at 10:02am