I'm sorry to hear that you're having this issue. This is usually due to signal compression, and likely has to do with the broadcast signal itself. Unfortunately, other than contacting the affiliates or getting closer to the signal, there may be few solutions available.
Just as a final possibility, you may have luck with an external HD tuner (usually around US $40), if you were interested in trying a different tuner. Results may vary, and the tuner in the TV is a good tuner, but if there's a return policy, it might be worth trying out to see if you get a better result.
Hi, I have a two month old Samsung 32" LCD (LN32C350) and generally, it's been really good quality. Lately, however, I've been noticing obscene amounts of color smearing - although only on certain programs/channels. For instance, I don't have any problems with daytime television or reality TV. This problem seems to only occur during certain primetime TV shows, most notably on CBS and NBC. The effect happens most when people are moving and there are closeups of their faces. There will often be red/yellowish trails along their eyes, noses, and mouths, and also along the sides of their faces when they move. When it's the worst, there will be annoying hazy red shadows that follow their movements. I've also noticed this more when I first turn the set on, and it sort of gets better the longer I leave the TV on. If it matters, it's located in a fairly cold basement, although not overly cold (I'd say 65 F degrees at coldest).
What's going on? Is this a signal issue? I'm only connected through an antenna - no HDMI, cable box, or satellite. I know this isn't an issue with the TV itself because DVDs don't display this problem, nor do certain shows. HELP!