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Please Help! What are These Weird Screen Artifacts on my TV?

by svb300 / July 12, 2015 1:03 AM PDT

I need some help from TV experts here. Ok, take a look at the image here. (you'll need to zoom in on it to see what Im talking about) You see those horizontal lines? Thats what Im seeing on my TV but only on white bright images. If you look closely you can see that I have scribbled out the other vertical lines cause my naked eye doesn't see those but my camera does. Also if you look carefully you will see that those lines that my arrows are pointing to are kinda green but again thats what my camera is seeing, to my naked eye they are completely see through and have no color. My TV is only a few weeks old and i just noticed this a week ago.

Im thinking of returning it but i need to know is this a defect? Is this normal? I mean it really is subtle and most of the time it doesn't show but when it does I can notice it and I get pissed off cause I want a perfect viewer experience.

Also the camera couldn't show it but I see those horizontal lines in a couple of other places as well just for your information. So what is it? thanks so much.

p.s. My tv is a brand new Vizio E series 60 inch, I might a thought that maybe Im just seeing these artifacts cause its a bigger screen, for instance people can notice uneven screen uniformity the bigger the screen is compared to smaller ones. This is really bothering me cause at first I thought my nice brand new 60 inch tv was perfect then i notice these lines and now Im bummed.

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by svb300 / July 12, 2015 1:13 AM PDT

alright so since you cant zoom in on the above pic and since you need to zoom in to see what the screen artifacts Im talking about I have to post this here link where you can zoom in thanks

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Looks like video or image artifacts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2015 6:21 AM PDT
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Due to how frames are compressed you see that a lot. Here's a Moire pattern you see a lot. and thousands of prior posts complain about the dozens of artifact issues you see on both old and new TVs.

That is, I'm running into folk that have seen pixel perfect PC content and then wonder why TVs are so ratty.

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by svb300 / July 12, 2015 11:38 AM PDT

do you think you could give me a better example of moire pattern than that please? Do you returning this and getting another tv would help it? For instance i know that screen uniformity will vary between tv's of the same make and model, so maybe i happened to luck out and get one with bad moire pattern? I sure hope so cause i'd love nothing more than to be able to get another one and not see these lines.

also someone on avs said it looks like banding to them but these lines are shaped like a rainbow and typically banding is in vertical broad lines which of course my tv does have but not any worse than usual. these lines in the pic above are something different, its not right.

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 12, 2015 11:45 AM PDT
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There's a lot on the web complaining about video artifacts. It would be a never ending search for one that matched your example exactly but it does look like the usual.

The thing is, that the bigger the TV and the more video processing that goes on, say from DVD to HDTV the more you see this. It's not a bug but can really tee off folk that expected far better. That is, they are used to full HD video they see on the small screen PC.

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