Do 120Hz HDTV images look 'fake' ?

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Pembo210
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yeah. Its tough because even though it looks really sharp, its almost like it turns a movie in to a cartoon. Like the lines are TOO good for this to be real.

Anonymous Visitor
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i absolutely know what you are saying. My parents just got a new tv and I keep saying why does it look so fake. I was just searching the internet for the answer. We were watching Indiana jones and it looked so strange. It must have to do with the 60 and 120 Hz I need to research more.
hubby
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I ran into this again the other day at a TV showroom.. I have learned since originally making this post that this is called the "soap opera effect" because it makes a movie/film look like a soap opera (that live/video'y feel) .. and yes, it is from the 60hz to 120 interpolation.

Thankfully you can turn it ("it" being 120Hz or 'interpolation') off on most, if not all of the new 120Hz TV's.

hubby
Re: Do LCD HDTV images look 'fake' ?

Well after 12 years, we finally replaced that old 3-foot thick HDTV with a new 70" 3-inch thick Sharp Aquos LED/LCD TV and yes, when we turned it on and everything, including movies/films looked fake - like Soap Operas!

It wasn't as easy to get rid of the fake 'video' look (you have to see it to understand) as I thought - but after some googling and reading I was able to adjust-out most of the "soap opera" look by turning off several of the "automatic" or "enhancing" settings, and adjusting some of the standard sharpness/contrast controls. Sometimes when watching a 1080P BluRay it will look a bit "vidoe'ee" but still way better than with the default settings.

And that baby looks way better mounted on the wall than that old 3-foot thick box on the floor!

Anonymous Visitor
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vizio 70" 120/1080. Love the apps and whilst streaming the netflix, the picture looks TOO real. kinda trippy. I can't figure out if I like it or not. I know it looks so real that some of the 'movie magic', escapism or emersion if you will, seems to be missing, but the 120H is like its own different type of 'magic'. Strange dayz... Can't wait to peeps some football on this beast. G E A U X T I G E R S !
No liking my new TV
Vizio E502AR
I just got the Vizio E502AR " Smart TV. SOOOOOO not liking this weird soap opera look. Does anyone know what settings I need to change to get that regullar film effect? Thanks!
Yuriy
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Hi everyone. Just found the solution. Go to settings and disable function "TRUE MOTION" done. Now movies looks like movies.
Anonymous Visitor
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Just got a 60" Vizio & my daughter was the 1st to say it looked fake. Took me awhile to see what she was talking about, but once I noticed it, I kept seeing it and it is driving me crazy. My old 42' Pioneer Elite plasma monitor never had this issue. I remember they made a big deal of stating it played at the same frame specs as film. I'm tempted to take this new one back (that should get the manufacturer's attention)until they can figure this problem out correctly. Since I am running this on component cables at the moment, I am wondering if the HDMI cable will improve anything. I'm also noticing a fairly significant disparity between the video and the audio. Reminds me if the old foreign movies where the lips are moving about a minute after you hear what they are saying.

Still trying to decide if this not so smart tv will go back into its box....

The Pioneer Elite has a great picture. Only 720, but lately, it takes about 5 minutes for it to warm up. (whole other issue)

Anonymous Visitor
HDTV images look fake
Go to screen setting and change your back light to 100% that worked for me.
2ironic
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So I got the Vizio 60" last Dec and a 42" for the other room. I can't stand the 60" on movies. The view on the picture is cropped way different and looks really fake. I watch the 42" and avoid the 60".

I don't think there is an app yet for a son who thinks he knows what he is doing and changes all my settings.

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