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Panasonic P65ST60 live picture blur

by douglas555 / April 8, 2014 5:13 AM PDT

I purchased this TV several months ago, mostly based on the stellar review here. I'm disappointed in the picture while watching live TV, mostly sports. With any action there is significant blur and I feel like I"m watching a cheap TV. Could this have anything to do with the feed? (I use DISH network). Or is this just not the right TV for watching sports. I love the picture with movies on DVD at least.

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Always try it with motion enhancements turned off.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2014 5:32 AM PDT

That way you see it unadulterated.
Bob

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Connection?
by Dan Filice / April 8, 2014 9:38 AM PDT

I own a Panny Plasma and both of my sons own Panny Plasmas and none have any motion blur or lagging while watching any programming including sports. My oldest son uses satellite while I use cable. Could you please tell us how you have your satellite box connected to your TV? If you use any connection other than HDMI it could be the problem. As Bob mentioned it could be a setting on your TV but Panasonic Plasma sets don't have a ton of settings for motion enhancements as they inherently don't need any like LED and LCD sets do.

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response
by douglas555 / April 8, 2014 9:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Connection?

Thanks - I have it hooked directly to my DISH joey box with an HDMI cable.

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Did you say Joey box?
by Pepe7 / April 8, 2014 12:17 PM PDT
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By chance are you using a wireless Joey? At least some of those Dish Joeys are wireless receivers, as far as I know. In fact, I visited a friend's home with such a wireless setup. We switched him back to a wired connection and his (connection) issues went away. The newer ones I read (super Joeys?) support the 'AC' flavor of wifi, so perhaps that might be a better fit to throw HD feeds around your home and eliminate some of the motion issues. If turning off the motion features of the ST60 don't fix it, that would be my gut feeling as to the cause.

FWIW, my inlaws replaced their older panny with an ST60 this past fall. The PQ is quite amazing, and I haven't noticed any fast motion problems with any of their cable channels or Blu Ray content. Colors, even out of the box, are outstanding.

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by douglas555 / April 10, 2014 7:21 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you say Joey box?

The Joey is hooked up with a cable and motion features are off. I'll see how it goes.

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More info needed in that case
by Pepe7 / April 10, 2014 1:09 PM PDT
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OK. Let's take a more granular level approach. It's most definitely the feed, since the response time of the ST60 kicks the snot out of 99% of LEDs if not all of them ;).

Which channels and programming exactly are you watching, and at what times of the day?

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Hi Pepe
by Dan Filice / April 11, 2014 1:13 AM PDT

It's been a long time since I've been on this forum. Nice to see you're still here.

Dan

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feed
by douglas555 / April 11, 2014 1:34 AM PDT

That's interesting because it seems like it varies. Example: when I watched the NCAA Final basketball game on TBS it seemed bad, but other games I've watched, such as late night games on ESPN seem OK. The NFL playoffs on FOX, etc. seemed to have motion blur as well.

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HD Service?
by Dan Filice / April 11, 2014 4:54 AM PDT
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This seems obvious, but no one asked yet and you didn't mention it: Is your Dish service HD? As with any service you have options of SD or paying extra for HD. I assume your Dish is HD but I thought I'd ask because if you only have SD then that would be the answer.

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HD
by douglas555 / April 11, 2014 5:08 AM PDT
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Yes, it's HD.

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We have a winner
by Pepe7 / April 11, 2014 6:37 AM PDT
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I blame the compression/feed that DISH uses to bring in that particular content into your home on those channels. Quite often quality will vary, between customers on the same block, between bands of available channels, and from time of day even. Start comparing some of the various providers' content and it gets interesting in a hurry. Close friends of mine switched back to Comcast because the hockey games looked awful via ATT/UVERSE. YMMV.

Do you have any neighbors that you could visit nearby who also watch DISH HD feeds on any similar HDTV (even LCD?). Might be worth looking into.

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