Originally Posted by fernan1234
Motion on both OLED and LCD will never be as good as Plasma (let alone CRT) because of inherent limitation to the technology (look up "sample-and-hold" if you want more details).
The TruMotion settings help but they all have their drawbacks, and effectiveness varies depending on the content:
-De-blur: only works for 60fps content (mainly video games, some video content), overall good at reducing blur in motion, but can produce weird artifacts in the picture because this is essentially creating frames that don't exist to smoothen your perception of motion ("frame interpolation"). Might as well keep this at 10.
-De-judder: only works for 30fps content (pretty much all TV shows), is prone to introduce a lot more artifacts (because more fake frames are being made up), and generates the "soap opera effect". If you can tolerate it, try low settings.
-MotionPro: also called black-frame-insertion/flicker, pretty good at approaching the motion resolution of an impulse-based display like Plasma (though not as good as CRT), but basically halves the brightness of the picture, and the flicker may be noticeable in some content/for some people.
Basically it's all compromises.
Regarding picture softness, that is likely to be the case with sub-4K resolution content. As pointed out, no OLED has been good at upscaling (not even Sony's), just acceptable at best. The screens are just too big, even at 55 inches, for 780p/1080i and below. A setting sharpness of 0 for such content is not appropriate though. The standard seems to be 10, but no one is sure, some say 20. I'd say 1080p looks very good in this set, but anything lower is bound to disappoint and will look vastly better on a smaller LCD/Plasma/CRT.
fernan1234, thanks for the helpful information on TruMotion. I don't know whether the TV has "settled in" a bit over the first few hours, or whether my fiddling with various settings helped solve the problem, or whether my brain has just adjusted, but I'm not really noticing the fuzziness anymore.
At this point, I am watching all 1080p programming from Directv, and the picture is very good, noticeably better than my plasma (other than the slight motion issue I mentioned earlier). The picture is sharp, the colors are awesome, and the picture just pops more. And every time you see something black, it's like "wow."
The one and only somewhat major issue I have at this point is how reflective the screen is. We have widows in back of the seating position and even with the blinds drawn, you can see reflection if you look for it. When you get immersed into the program, you don't tend to notice it, but it is definitely much more reflection that my previous plasma. When the TV is off, it's almost like a mirror.
I'll have to see if this will be tolerable. I assume that the LED sets do not have such a reflective screen (don't know where I heard that), but I would just hate to give up on OLED when the picture looks this good. Fortunately, I have a 90-day return period to make up my mind.