Originally Posted by RemoteSenses
New AVS user here; I just picked up a Vizio M55-C2 yesterday. After plugging it in and messing with some settings, I have to admit, I'm pretty disappointed.
So I've been scouring the internet for help, which lead me to this thread.
Basically, I'm just getting a kind of grainy picture. Everything is being broadcast in 1080p but the picture looks much lower quality than that.
I'm using the HDMI cord that the cable guy brought, plugged into HDMI-1. I know HDMI cables are kind of a joke, and no, I'm not buying some diamond plated $50 cord, but something better than what the cable guy brought might improve the picture? What about the 4k cords? I'm seeing differing views - some people saying it makes no difference, others saying it does.
Any advice? I don't feel like reading through 113 pages of this thread to find the answers - how can I improve my image quality? Any calibration recommendations? Any idea why my picture quality looks so poor? My 720p LCD TV had a better HD image than this one...
Welcome to the forum. In order to help, we probably need more info. What is your image source? Cable? What type of set top box? Is the STB set to HD (at least 1080i or 1080p output)
The HDMI cable is not your issue unless the picture is actually breaking up.
Start by switching your settings to "calibrated"
If you like a cooler color balance, change the color temp to computer for a starting point.
Brightness and Contrast at 50. Color 50-60 or so depending on your source and your taste.
Auto Brt OFF
Backlight - depends on your room. If it's bright/daytime start around 75
Black Detail LOW
Active LED Zones ON
Motion Blur 6
Clear action OFF
Reduce Noise - Signal noise LOW Block Noise MED
Game Low Latency OFF
Film Mode Auto
Color Space YCbCr
Gamma - 2.4 or 2.2
Use these are a starting point.
Now how big was the old set, How big is the new set? How far back are you?
If you have gone way up in size, it's normal to see defects in the source material.
Try these and post back any answers.
Also - Your set will most likely upgrade firmware within a few days New version says UHD. (System Menu) The upgrade improves performance. Stay connected with the set off at night, it happens automatically.