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Michael1

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Hi, all. I recently purchased a Samsung UN50JU6500F 50-inch smart TV from a neighbor for $100 (because he was upgrading). I'm very happy with the picture in every respect EXCEPT that I see noticeable blur in fast-motion sequences, and though I have fully experimented with all of the possible settings of the monitor's controls for "judder," "smooth," etc., I cannot seem to eliminate the problem. I was thinking the issue might be some incompatability between the monitor and my Sony Blu-Ray disc player, because most of the content I watch goes through that player, but I just recently spent some time watching TV broadcast content, and I noticed the motion blur issue there as well. So, can I assume this is some sort of failing with the TV? I would be surprised to find such a major failing in a major brand like that. Or is there some other solution I'm missing? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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LCD by nature does have inherent motion blur but it shouldn't really be all that noticeable or obvious.

I "tried" what Samsung called their premium television but it was more mid-end. It was a 55RU8000 and it had the worst picture I've ever seen. I was thoroughly disappointed in the performance of that television so it was returned. You can try game mode as that may have less processing.

Good luck.
 

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LCD by nature does have inherent motion blur but it shouldn't really be all that noticeable or obvious.

I "tried" what Samsung called their premium television but it was more mid-end. It was a 55RU8000 and it had the worst picture I've ever seen. I was thoroughly disappointed in the performance of that television so it was returned. You can try game mode as that may have less processing.

Good luck.
Thanks. To clarify, are you saying that you feel Samsung has poor picture quality in general, and are you suggesting that I would have less problem or no problem with motion blur if I get an LED monitor instead of an LCD?
 

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Thanks. To clarify, are you saying that you feel Samsung has poor picture quality in general, and are you suggesting that I would have less problem or no problem with motion blur if I get an LED monitor instead of an LCD?
IMO, I feel Samsung TVs have poor performance except their very high end TVs.

Motion blur has always been a minor issue of LCD. LED (Light Emitting Diode) backlit LCD or a cold-cathode florescent lamp backlit LCD. Both are LCD with different back lights as LCD does not produce it's own light like Plasma or OLED.

The only way you wouldn't get Motion blur is to go back to old technology as CRT and Plasma which both have their own performance issues that are more bothersome than the minor motion blur of LCD 'to me'. OLED is said not to have motion blur and doesn't have the performance issues of plasma so that may be the way to go. OLED is much more expensive, has burn in issues (which has affected me previously on CRT) and isn't as bright as the higher end LCD TVs though.

Some TVs have a processing feature for motion blur but creates a soap opera effect that looks terrible to my eye. Others I know like it. Motion blur honestly hasn't bother me while other performance issues of poor performing LCDs, Plasma, and CRTs have drove me crazy. I guess pick your poison.
 

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IMO, I feel Samsung TVs have poor performance except their very high end TVs.

Motion blur has always been a minor issue of LCD. LED (Light Emitting Diode) backlit LCD or a cold-cathode florescent lamp backlit LCD. Both are LCD with different back lights as LCD does not produce it's own light like Plasma or OLED.

The only way you wouldn't get Motion blur is to go back to old technology as CRT and Plasma which both have their own performance issues that are more bothersome than the minor motion blur of LCD 'to me'. OLED is said not to have motion blur and doesn't have the performance issues of plasma so that may be the way to go. OLED is much more expensive, has burn in issues (which has affected me previously on CRT) and isn't as bright as the higher end LCD TVs though.

Some TVs have a processing feature for motion blur but creates a soap opera effect that looks terrible to my eye. Others I know like it. Motion blur honestly hasn't bother me while other performance issues of poor performing LCDs, Plasma, and CRTs have drove me crazy. I guess pick your poison.
Thanks for your input, greatly appreciated. All I can say is that, when I used to play Blu-Rays on my current Sony player through my previous TV, motion blur was simply not an issue at all, and now unfortunately it seems quite noticeable on this Samung. I don't remember the brand or model of my old TV, but it certainly wasn't anything high end, and I don't believe it was LED or OLED. Maybe part of the reason why motion blur was never obvious to me previously was that the screen of my previous TV was considerably smaller, or maybe there is some odd compatibility issue between the Sony Blu-Ray player and the Samsung TV -- although, as I mentioned, I do seem to notice some motion blur in broadcast TV content as well.
 

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I will say that I have watched a lot of HULU which is 720P to 1080P, on the new Hisense 65U6G and have yet to see obvious blurring. I have been watching programming only on LCD TVs since 2011 so maybe I'm used to blurring.

I will say in 2011 when I went from a 36" JVC AV36D302 CRT TV and from a 50" 1080P LG 50PV450 Plasma TV to my current media room, LED Edge Lit w/local dimming, LG 47LW5600 LCD TV, I never seen motion problems.
 

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Motion blur is more obvious on larger screens and 4K panels if the source is being scaled up from 1080.
Thanks. My new display is not 4k, so that's not the issue, but it is 50", which is considerably larger than my previous 38" display. So maybe that's the reason, or part of the reason, why I now notice motion blur when I previously did not.
 

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