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Regarding LCD HDTV

why is it that on my Samsung LCD HDTV that on HD programmings that some people's clothing "flashes" or "glowes" sometimes depending on the color of the clothing.

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I've noticed that too... in stores.

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One of the criteria that led me to buy a DLP projection TV over the LCD option (other than price), was that unexpected quirk. I DID see the color separation or "rainbow effect" on a few large screen LCD TVs, but I DID NOT see any on the DLP TVs in the store (Beast By)!

Also some people claim that a good way to sense and check for this phenomenon is too look at one portion of the screen, then quickly shift your eyes focus to another separate point on the screen, watching for the color artifacts during movement. Others say to view the scrolling end titles on a movie (DVD or cable broadcast), where the effect often shows up.

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Stores often pump up contrast and/or color saturation.

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Some flunkies in the stores think that boosting the color saturation, or contrast, or tweaking the Sharpness setting will attract attention and promote the choice of one model over another (sometimes the ones that are not moving out as well as more popular models). This may be why some colors are oversaturated and seem to "glow" or lag when the object moves. Try adjusting the video menu back to factory default or all sliders set to startup midway points to see an accurate (default) screen display, and you may notice the bad artifacts are no longer present. They were due to extreme boosts or cuts in 1 or more of the video parameters.

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