Originally Posted by BLeClair12
I have not. At this point, I've basically given up. Vizio says it's "the nature of the panel" and that their recent motion processing "upgrades" were to "perfect gaming." Every time I told them it made TV virtually unwatchable, they countered with, "but it's great for gaming right?" I loved the TV until this update, now I don't even use it. Got just under a year out of it. Vizio told me to wait until the next firmware update and hope that it fixes it.
Resurrecting an old thread, I know, but I'm curious about this.
I have the M501D-A2R, and while the contrast, sharpness, color accuracy have always been quite good, the picture always looks like I'm playing videotape. From what I've been reading, this is the 'soap opera' effect, right? It doesn't actively bother me, but I don't care for it. It's a bedroom set, and doesn't get a huge amount of use, and I have a VT60 series Panasonic Plasma in a family room, and a brand-new JVC RS400 Projector based home theater now as well, so I can just ignore it.
But I have always been curious what is responsible for this effect in this TV. It is my understanding that film content is 24 fps - is this TV not capable of doing 24 fps?
For example, with the Netflix and Amazon apps, is the 24 fps content being converted by this TV to 60 fps?
Or is this effect from the 240Hz "Smooth Motion" and if so, apparently it can't be modified or turned off?
Basically I'm just wanting to better understand why this picture looks different from my other systems.