Originally Posted by sonoftumble
It's not the display technology, it's the source. The LG OLED's are true 120Hz panels which is more than quick enough to give you a nice smooth, fast, motion image. Unfortunately, most broadcast/cable/satellite signals are outputting anywhere from 30Hz to 60Hz - and then to make matters worse - you may be watching in 1080i, which essentially "shifts" 1/2 the picture data twice a second - which is visible to the human eye.
So here we are with these fantastic, uber pricey TV's that are being fed craptastic signals ( kind of like feeding a race horse hay - instead of oats ) and then we try to "process" the signal to make it look better while at the same time doing 8x or higher upscaling. The math involved just to get that 720P/1080i image to fill a 4K panel is crazy enough, but then we want to add motion interpolation on top of that - which will cause "submarining" side effects. It's a mess.
Blame the cable company. They compress the hell out the signal in order to cram 300+ channels down a single pipe. Horizontal motion is most impacted by the compression being used. This is why hockey looks terrible. Satellite is better, but it's still the top turd in the pile. Personally, I leave all motion settings off - that way I have fewer motion artifacts.
Finally, I have DirecTV 4K which right now is only 3 channels, but I had the pleasure of watching the Winter Olympics in stunning/glorious 4K/HLG HDR, and hockey looked fantastic without adding any processing. It's amazing what our TV's can do when they don't have to upscale.
Thanks again to everyone that has offered direction on this issue.
Yesterday I went to a local VIZONS store and discussed this with them, the person I spoke to felt they should not be having a big issue with motion with the LG B7 although did say that it probably would not be as smooth as a Pioneer Elite Plasma.
This store just opened but he said they will be having cable or satellite feed in their store in a couple of weeks and at that time they will be able to feed all their displays with this resolution so customers can see what they can expect when the hook up any of the 4K sets at home. He said all their store do this as it prevents a lot of returns which cost them a lot of money.
They have the latest OLED models from LG and Sony as well as Panasonic OLED... I was surprised to see Panasonic OLED as I thought it was not available in Canada.
I know LG makes all the OLED panels and the difference is each manufactures processor.
Looking forward to seeing how these panels handle fast moving sport once they are on cable or sat.... in the meantime I will try different settings on my Sisters B7 to see if I can get it to perform better.
He also suggested to call LG and get them to look at the set to see if perhaps it is defective... just such a difference between their previous set which was a 43 inch Pioneer Elite Plasma (was originally mine but ended up in their house!) Same cable box ARRIS DCX-3510-M and same AV Receiver Pioneer VSX-1128 that was used with their plasma... the only thing I had them do was buy new HDMI cables that are HDMI 2.0 .
I thought of going direct from the cable box to the TV and bypassing the AV Receiver to see if that made a difference... if it did I could then just running the audio through the receiver.
If I get better results from trying different settings or going direct to the TV I will report the results.
Almost starting to think if the majority of their viewing is 720P or 1080i over cable they would have been better off buying a panel that is 1080P and perhaps it would not have the motion issues as the input signal more closely reflects the display panels native resolution?
Is that crazy thinking or does it actually have technical merit?
Thanks for all the comments