Originally Posted by Javelin
I have Cox cable and over the air and have the same issues. I've tried every setting and have it watchable on most programing but the most important thing which is football looks bad. I get blurring and noise on camera pans, even noticed it watching shows like the price is right.
I know everyone say's to turn off the motion and judder settings but my tv is unwatchable with these off. The picture is very nice but not sure i can live with these issues. I have till Thursday to return?
I have Fios and I too get blocky-ness and annoying digital noise. Especially on quick pans and scene changes. The best results for me have come from going into my Fios STB (not the TV) and setting the output signal to 1080i and sharpness to low. Then go into your Samsung settings make sure sharpness is set 0-20, and set DCV on auto, AMP set to custom (blur 8, judder 4) and film mode set to auto1, dynamic contrast off, color tone warm1. Brightness and stuff is room dependent, not sure how bright your room is.
When I choose 720p on my Fios STB as output I get this weird bouncing or jumping by 1-2 pixels in certain parts of the screen. Almost like certain pixels are tweaking out for some reason and jumping up and down by a pixel. It only happens on certain parts of the screen and it's usually on the edge of text boxes or horizontallay running fine lines. This did NOT happen on my 7 year old LG 47 inch LCD in any output mode or on any channel. For some reason this Samsung tweaks out on certain spots when viewing certain stations in 720p. Cartoon Network is a bad one for me in 720p.
With other input sources (streaming, Bluray, PS4) I turn off all or most of that processing crap and the image is perfect and stable, and looks awesome. For those sources I use pretty much the exact setting recommended on the first page of this thread.
Try the 1080i and settings I mentioned, it may not be optimal for football but it stopped the pixel tweaking/jumping otherwise, for me anyways.
For football I put the Fios on 720p since the image does not happen to tweak on the sports channels I view at least, I can use "sports mode" in 720p. Not because I think sports mode looks way better, but it makes the screen all bright and flashy and impresses people. I use default sports mode except I turn off dynamic contrast because if I didn't the grass on the field looked neon and it made my eyes bleed. I made some other less eye bleeding tweaks but otherwise I use mostly default sports mode and that is the only time I use 720p.
Once I'm done with sports I have to turn that mode off and go back to 1080i.
Lastly... I'm not sure if I'm noticing more digital noise and blocky-news in general merely because I went from a 47 inch TV to 55 inch one but I'm sitting the same distance away. I notice more digital noise just because it's bigger.