Originally Posted by ABeezy13
I’m sure there are threads here relating to this but I’m so overwhelmed so please don’t flame me for starting a new topic. I’m not an expert but have some above average knowledge. I’ve had my tv since January and I can’t help but think the quality of cable tv on this B7 looks like pure crap. I know Comcast broadcasts in 720 (even tho I can change it to 1080p in the xfinity settings) but the image quality is just so bland and blurry. Nothing really wow’s me or looks good (only speaking to cable, uhd movies and video gamers and Netflix all that look great). Is there anything I can do to optimize this tv to make basic cable look good? I’m a huge sports fan, hockey, football, baseball, WWE (lol) and with so much movement and motion it looks awful. It’s like a huge rabbit hole and every time I set out to try and make it look the best possible I get no where. So basically I’m asking for some advice from the community on what I can do to make standard definition content look the best as possible. Help a fellow OLED owner out! Please and thanks In advance.
I'll try to weigh in here to help if I can,
The first step IMHO is to try letting each individual device in your chain upscale to 4K resolution and determine which does it the best. In my setup for instance my roku, Denon x4400h, and E7 can all upscale to 4K HDR, so I fiddle with each one indivdually doing the upscaling to see what looks the best. Pick the content you're most into watching, and use the same footage over and over to see what looks best. This can lay the foundation for further processing improvements.
There are settings to play with on these TVs to help, don't let someone tell you to never use this or that setting. You gotta do what you gotta do to get the best PQ you can live with. You alone are the only one staring at your screen deciding what's best for you. Here's some to try:
Locate the trumotion setting on your TV and set deblur to 10 and dejudder to 0. This gets rid of most of the "blurry turf" you see in football games as the camera slow pans on the field with the small negative trade off of occasionally getting a translucent football spiral pass, it looks like a ghost ball. You can't fix this unfortunately, It's just the way the LGs handle motion. The Sony OLEDs will do a better job with motion.
If this doesn't do enough, set the noise reduction and mpeg noise reduction to AUTO. This can help with the tiling effect you get from heavy cable TV compression. The worst side effect I've noticed is occasionally football players look like they have a small "predator" force field around them.
If none of this helps, grab a roku ultra on sale this week for $50, and start experimenting with providers like sling TV, Playstation vue, youtube TV or somebody else that can give you a better base signal. Use their free trial periods to your advantage. You can also try a terrestrial Antenna like a mohu leaf or some such if you are near enough to the towers. That'll take the cable compression out of the equation and let you know better what you're dealing with.
At some point, if you've tried everything else you have to start looking at the source of the signal as the culprit, especially if your blurays look great, but the cable stinks.