I have an old Samsung LNT-4081F LED TV. It has the latest firmware installed, 1008.3. It already came with this firmware when I bought the TV 4-5 years ago.
I was watching a Blu-Ray movie last night, while all of a sudden the TV began acting strange. The picture all of a sudden now has that ugly soap opera effect. What's strange is that the 81F series never had a smoothing feature like the newer LCD/LED TVs do. Nor did it have the 120Hz. So what the heck is going on?
I reset to default settings, but the soap opera effect won't go away. It looks absolutely terrible. The picture seems to speed up and slow down with major jerky motion during fast action scenes. It has NEVER done this before. I also tried leaving the TV unplugged for a few hours, but it didn't help.
If I set PS3 to 24Hz on, the TV shows 24Hz. If I set it to off, the TV shows 60Hz. The 81F series were never able to show 24p, they always perform the 2:3 pulldown.
Did something happen to the 2:3 pulldown? Did it get disabled, or corrupted? Are there settings for that in the service menu?
If I can't return the setting, or whatever happen to the TV to how it was before, it will just be junk
Any help is appreciated.
P.S. The soap opera effect is there no matter what source, or input I use. I've tried two Blu-Ray players, cable box, and even an old DVD player using composite video.Edited by NagysAudio - 8/1/12 at 11:18pm