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VIZIO announces Filmmaker Mode on 2020 TVs

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Martin Dew, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. Martin Dew

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    Sounds like the same thing that THX as done for years. Just in a different format.
     
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    It sounds like a one-touch button to disable all the stuff that they turn on to make TVs pop in a showroom. And that’s great!
     
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    Exactly. I have a Panasonic plasma with a THX mode that basically does the same thing.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. In particular, the dreaded soap opera effect.
     
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    Long overdue for this to happen!!
     
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    Never understood why they couldn't have TVs default to the correct settings- when looking at them in stores I always set them correctly if I could, otherwise it just looks like the store personnel don't know what they're doing if they run them in the default settings. The worst is having the motion smoothing defaulting to on as is stretching 4x3 signals- many people are so blind they think that's how it's supposed to be and leave it there.
     
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    Imagine the number of complaints and returns by the average consumer because their tv doesn’t look as vibrant as the one in the store.
     
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    But they don't look vibrant, they look awful!
     
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    Now that Vizio has this feature, wonder how long until Vizio announces their first 8K MicroLED TVs?
     
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    Im confused by this whole issue. From what ive read, the filmmaker mode will remove all video processing done by the TV such as edge enhancement and smooth motion. Game mode on my LGuh8500 already does this.

    And in the article raving about this mode over on the digital bits it seems to imply that this feature will make every film now look exactly as intended. I dont see how thats possible unless either every disc and stream from now on contains metadata concerning color gamut, contrast, white balance etc. wich this new mode will read and adjust, or every film made now will be mastered with the exact same settings and we will not be able to adjust.
     
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    I actually keep the same setting for all content on my TV- if the brightness levels are off, that's the problem with the transfer and not my TV or its settings. (I've noticed Lionsgate movies on Vudu have the brightness level too high for example.)
     

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