Originally Posted by Viking 29
I'm always baffled at these "terrible" motion handling comments. I've had nothing but great on my C8 as far as motion. It must be because I came from LCD to OLED.
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
Same here. I have an LG LCD downstairs (for day-to-day viewing and some sports) and the new C8 upstairs. TruMotion is disabled on both and motion is just fine. I guess some folks are more sensitive to variations in motion than others.
It's the OLED technology. It's not subjective. I really don't get why OLED owners are defensive about the defects in OLED technology. It is what it is, and we all do best by embracing reality and figuring out how to cope with it the best we can.
Google "sample and hold" to learn what is going on.
OLED panels sample the next frame, display it, and then hold it until the next frame is ready, and they then make an instantaneous transition.
Plasma partially or fully fades to black the previous frame before rendering the next frame.
Due to something about how the human brain works, plasma tricks the brain into seeing a very fluid, natural motion. It looks real, like it is not being processed on a panel.
OLED looks blurry and jerky, because that is what sample and hold does with the human brain.
Once you have watched plasma for years, it's very hard to adjust to the crappy OLED motion handling.
Chad B understood this well, so on the Sports preset on our C8, he calibrated it with Black Frame Insertion enabled, which sort-of simulates plasma by inserting a black frame between each rendered frame. That helps a LOT with motion handling. But, because every other rendered frame is thrown away and replaced by a black frame, the colors look a bit over-saturated, and the picture noticeably loses some "pop" even with OLED light at 100.
It's a trade-off. When we watch football, sometimes we use the Sports mode with BFI enabled, and sometimes we just stay with the usual Light Room preset. It depends on how the game looks on the channel that's delivering it, and the mood we are in.