Originally Posted by muahman
About 10 days ago I got my 4671 from Vanns. I watched this set for hours at Magnolia in BB. My biggest concern was motion blur as I watch HD sports like 75% of the time. They didn't have much sports going over it. Just HD Theatre and Pirates of the Carribean. But watching Florida vs LSU (CBS HD feed from Comcast) and now Sunday Night Football (Green Bay v Chicago) the motion blur is just terrible. I can't seem to dial it out with any settings. AMP doesn't do anything for it at all. I know part of it is the source but it's bad enough I'm thinking of returning it for the XBR4 or even looking at the plasmas some more. Anyone else getting tons of motion blur and is there away to reduce it anymore? I tried every setting in the xx71 calibration thread.
Originally Posted by BabyWookie
Sure sounds like an overly compressed/crappy source problem to me. I've hear bad things about the picture quality of Comcast feeds. Can you pick up the CBS HD off the air and compare the picture? I don't think that getting an XBR4 is going to change any thing for you here. The 71f definitely does not blur more than that set. If anything, from what I remember reading, the XBR4 blurs more.
I have standard Cox cable, which also packages the basic HD for the big 3 (ABC, NBC...). Conan Obrien and CBS football are by far the best HD feeds I get. Conan is on NBC, yet NBC HD football is inferior to CBS (PQ) where I am, so there must be a lot of variation with how a given source is created, even when talking about a signle broadcaster. If you can't stand watching football on your 71, I can confidently say your TV is broken or it's not the TV. I watched LSU/Flor as well, it looked great in my neighborhood.
I experience very little motion blur (5271) watching football regardless of what I'm doing with AMP. I get the tripple football (I'd call it a slightly longer blurry football to be more accurate), but I've only seen it on really long bombs thrown once or twice per game.
It took me a while to get used to AMP, I was pleasantly suprised to see it also gives a slight "3D - play" effect to some video games, on Halo 3 I found this really cool. It also made the game smoother in terms of looking around.