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by Gail.Piazza / January 30, 2009 3:15 AM PST

Hello - I just bought a Samsung LCD 52a850. When I play an older, non-blu ray DVD (I do not have a Blu-Ray yet)using my older DVD player, the picture does not look like it's a movie - it looks strange - more like 3-D. Is this normal, or can I correct it by changing settings to give the picture a more "movie-like" picture? Thanks.

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by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / January 30, 2009 10:11 AM PST


When you say the picture looks like it's 3-D, does that mean the picture seems seperated and distorted? If so, that's likely because DVD is a standard definition technology being sourced into a high-definition panel. The television does upconvert the picture a little, but there's only so much that the processor can do.

If you have a collection of DVDs, you might want to consider an upconverting DVD player, which will output the content from the upconverting DVD player at 720p or 1080i resolution rather than the older DVD resolution of 480i and 480p.

The television can do a better job upconverting a higher definition picture coming from an upconverting DVD player than it can trying to process a regular DVD player's signal.

I hope this helps, and if I can clarify, please let me know.


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DVD doesn't look like a movie
by tiraggi / January 30, 2009 11:23 PM PST

Hi. You might want to check the auto motion setting. I have mine set on low and my kids are bugging me that it looks like a "Soap Opera" instead of a movie. Try turning the setting to off. see if that makes a difference. Kids- what do they know!

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Fixed the problem! Thanks.
by Gail.Piazza / February 1, 2009 4:09 AM PST

My Samsung 52a850 DVD picture did have a "soap opera effect". I just turned off the auto motion plus as suggested - and now the picture looks like a "normal" movie picture. Thanks.

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this helped
by btb258 / August 11, 2010 7:36 AM PDT

turned off the automotion plus on the samsung tv AND we changed the Panasonic bluray we went under tv/device connection and selected hdmi connection and turned on the 24p. Don't know what 24p is but it seemed to work well

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