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Ghosting or shadowing.

by SNake9102 / January 31, 2009 1:33 PM PST

Hello i just bought a samsumg 32 inch lcd tv modeled LN32A450 and i watched about 3-4 bluray movies and noticed no ghosting/shadowing at all. However last night i went to watch the movie Mummy 3 on bluray and noticed at some parts of the movie that there was apparent ghosting/shadowing problems. So i decided to go back and watch another bluray movie that i already watched before to see if i would notice anything and sure enought i noticed more ghosting/shadowing. (the movie was Resident evil) The type of bluray player is actually my ps3 and the HDMI cables for it are the cheap ps3 ones (19.99 or something like that) My question to you is : Would buying better more expensive cables prevent ghosting/shadowing in the future? I ask this because some movies have a "recommended HDMI Cable Speed" on the back of the boxes so im think maybe my cables are cheap and thats the reason why i experience my ghosting/shadowing for movies. ALso note that i experience NO ghosting for my games so no worries there.

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A few thoughts...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 2, 2009 1:50 PM PST
In reply to: Ghosting or shadowing.

SNake9102,

Thanks for posting.

Some movies are more apt to ghosting than others, and this has to do with a number of things: the quality of stock film used in making the movie, edits, and then the eventual transfer to the Blu-Ray format. Then the Blu-Ray disc may be optimized for 24hz viewing, and if this selection runs, then there is additional picture processing which can add to that.

Now the PS3 has a different processor (from what I believe, and I'm willing to admit I'm wrong if someone say I am) to transfer games than it does Blu-Ray content, which may explain why your games have no ghosting, and the Blu-Ray portion of the console might. This may be a reason why some of that is happening as well.

Cables are up for debate. There are some marked as 120Hz cables, but since your PS3 - or any blu-ray for that matter - doesn't trasnfer 120Hz, it's my opinion that it's unnecessary to buy those cables. You might try purchasing a different, less expensive cable if you'd like to expiriment, but I'm not sure you'll really see the difference. It's worth a shot if you're curious, but I'm not really recommending it based on the fact that I don't think it will mark an improved difference. I've been wrong before, so I'll leave that to you.

I hope that helps! Happy

Keep me posted.

--HDTech

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Makes sence :)
by SNake9102 / February 3, 2009 6:37 AM PST
In reply to: A few thoughts...

Makes sence to me sicne im leaning on it being the ps3 as a buray player causing some ghosting to happen. Altho it is rare i still notice it. I tried turning off my digital cable box while watching movies and have yet to notice anymore ghosting happen so do you think that plays into anything? Also from you looking at the specs of the LCD i bought, do u see any reason (from the refresh rate to the other specs) for it being the tv?

Thank you for responding Happy

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Happy to help...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / February 4, 2009 3:19 PM PST
In reply to: Makes sence :)

SNake102,

Like I noted earlier, it could be a number of things that cause it, and it's extremely to pinpoint the source.

--HDTech

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