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Blurry images

by jeffplam / May 7, 2007 12:12 AM PDT

I just installed my Samsung LNT4061 and hooked it up via HDMI to my Cox digital cable box. The still picture looks fine. When there is motion or when the screen changes, there is blurriness that lasts for a second or two before the image becomes clear again. It seems to be more obvious on the HD channels. I played around with the picture settings a bit but couldnt fix it. Any ideas?

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by hyghwayman / May 7, 2007 1:18 AM PDT
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There is a person here on these forums that works for Samsung. He goes by the name; MR_Samsung
If you re-ask your ? w/ his name in the Subject Title maybe he will see it and be able to help you.

Hope this Helps,

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Well you have discovered the problem with 1080i!!
by jcrobso / May 7, 2007 1:24 AM PDT
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I looked up your set 1080p it is.
There are a lot of things going on! First is the MP2 encoding used to send the video to you. If there is a lot of compression then fast motion will look blurry, the more compression that is used the blurrier it will look.
There is nothing you can do to fix this! John

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by givemeaname / May 7, 2007 3:37 AM PDT
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you have a DVR hooked up hit pause too see if it's the tv or the singal.
If this is happing in black areas, this maybe ghosting, maybe.

Is the burring in color or B&W? & are they like lines going across the screen?

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it does it in color
by jeffplam / May 7, 2007 10:46 PM PDT
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it looks fuzzy at times. I even noticed it on a still image on part of the screen last night. by the time i went to pause the DVR it was blurry anymore though. I will try to bring HDMI cable and box to the dealer and try it on one of theirs this weekend.

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Re: Blurry image.
by grc24 / May 7, 2007 11:31 PM PDT
In reply to: it does it in color

I beleive what your talking about is the pixel refresh. I'm sure the refresh rate is 8ms. Try turning you Sharpness setting way down. I have a Samsung LCD and had some blurriness as well but I think my Sharpness setting is down to 15-17. This is suggested anyway so you don't lose as much image detail. Especially in HD. It helped with the blurriness too.

Good Luck.


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lowering the sharpness seems to have helped
by jeffplam / May 11, 2007 5:28 AM PDT
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the blurry images during motion dont seem to happen anymore..thanks for your help. Any other recomendations for the other settings, contrast, color ect? I think with some further tweaking I can get the picture to look better. thanks again.

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calibration dvd the best way
by givemeaname / May 11, 2007 5:46 AM PDT

turn the power saver on, turn off DeNile. Contrast you want around 50-60%, never 100% which is defalt on most tv's.

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Absolute Essential.
by grc24 / May 13, 2007 2:47 AM PDT

I agree with "givemeaname" you absolutely need a calibration DVD. The most popular is Avia Guide to Home Theater. It's very easy to use and does a great job at getting the best picture possible from your set. Not only does it do picture calibration, but it also does your audio as well. I just used this to callibrate my audio and am just completely blown away with how much better the sound is coming from my 5.1 setup. Amazing and an essential tool for home theater enthusiasts. I got mine from Amazon for about $40. I've heard that you can rent them from Blockbuster or Hollywood Video but I couldn't find one at either.

Good luck


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