Samsung forum

Resolved Question

Samsung LED tv - everything looks like PBS

by f_marino / July 21, 2012 11:08 PM PDT

I just purchased a 46" Samsung LED TV 6150, and have noticed that all of the television shows that we're watching have this "PBS" feel to them. I feel like I'm much more aware that they're being shot in studios, as if everything is just a bit more artificial. It's very hard to describe, but has anyone else noticed this effect?

I could be convinced that this is just an effect of the HD, but I had a different 46" tv before this one, and I didn't notice this.

f_marino has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Samsung LED tv - everything looks like PBS
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Samsung LED tv - everything looks like PBS
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by f_marino

Collapse -
Might be that Soap Opera Effect.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2012 3:12 AM PDT

If so, look around for any motion smoothing setting to turn off.

Collapse -
by f_marino / July 22, 2012 4:01 AM PDT

Thanks, I was wondering about this, since the tv advertizes as 240hz. I did notice that, when I watch Netflix, I don't see this effect, so I'm currently looking into my RCN cable box, to see if that could be the cause.

Collapse -
The setting may not extend to Netflix. Here's why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2012 4:05 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks
Collapse -
That worked
by f_marino / July 22, 2012 4:12 AM PDT

Thanks very much, that worked.

Collapse -
Good to read.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 22, 2012 4:19 AM PDT
In reply to: That worked

Hope that other link helps you understand about "once the app launches" it's not a Samsung issue. And it turns out most of the Apps are not written by them. So we're back to that same issue where the maker of the product is not able to correct a bug when you find it.

Think of a company that makes laptops. If you run Windows and some application has a fault, the laptop maker can't help you. I wonder if folk are getting the message about these Smart TVs yet.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.