07-26-2012 09:46 AM
I got a 52 inch Sharp Aquos LED TV and some shows look really weird when I watch them. I dont even know how to describe it.
I dont know if its something to do with the cameras or camera angles or what. Does anyone know what I mean and can describe this for me? And is it a problem I can fix or is it normal?
07-26-2012 09:50 AM
With out a little more detail its going to be hard to determine what the problem is.
-what are you using that looks weird (cable box, video game, DVD etc)
-do they all look the same? What happens if you use one of the other devices?
-what happens if you change the port that the device is plugged into
-have you gone thru the setup menu and set your preferred colours, brightness etc?
-what kind of TV were you using before?
07-26-2012 09:57 AM
Basically I am watching a normal TV show and it looks...fake? If thats the word to describe it.
When I watch a reality show, its fine. But a normal TV show, like I was watching the show Dallas and it looks almost fake or something. I mean, it looks really good, but there is something off about it.
07-26-2012 10:40 AM
Sorry, just guessing here at the problem you are trying to describe...
Is this problem noticeable when watching both HD and standard definition programming, or just standard definition programming? Does the picture seem to be slightly squashed vertically when watching SD programming - which happens when the TV's horizontal stretch function is used to eliminate the vertical black bars that would normally appear on either side of a properly displayed SD picture.
07-26-2012 11:58 AM
Is this your first HDTV? Some people do find it a bit jarring to adjust from the picture that they have been used to for their whole lives to flat panel HD, and I think it fits the symptoms you are describing, as it is especially more noticeable in more cinematic tv programs than reality shows. The picture is improved so vastly in HD that it almost seems "fake" purely because it looks so much more "real", almost like it has lost some of the, for lack of a better term "cinematic mood". It's less noticable in reality tv because the camera techniques on those type of shows already have a more "real, less polished/moody" feel to them.
Does that kind of fit what you're describing, or am I way off base?
07-27-2012 05:23 AM
OP - find your picture settings in the menu and turn motion enhancement to OFF. It's an ugly feature that should always remain in the off position.
07-27-2012 11:52 AM - edited 07-27-2012 06:43 PM
Is the TV calibrated? Are you watching Blu-rays? Are you watching HD programming on an HD source?
Yes old programs on HD screens is different. Poorly done CG (computer generated special effects) are really noticeable in HD.
07-27-2012 09:05 PM
If this is your first HDTV and you are watching something with a poor signal, it may look 'fake' or not very good.
Try connecting a blu-ray player directly to your set and see if it looks more 'normal'.
07-31-2012 05:52 AM
If you think it's something to do with the camera angles, your picture settings may also be giving you an incorrect aspect ratio. Toggle the "format" button on your remote, or look in the manual to see what it's called. Perhaps it's incorrectly stretching the sides without stretching horizontally resulting in people and object's dimensions not appearing as they do in real life. It drives me nuts how many people have their TV's set incorrectly like this but they can't seem to fathom that it's okay to watch 4:3 material with black bars on the left and right.