Vizio P55 F1 annoying lines

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I recently bought this model to replace my old Vizio E-50. Blu-Rays look amazing, and I'm very happy overall with the picture quality. However, I've noticed a recurring issue with some channels, especially Netflix and broadcast TV networks. There is a lot of noise floating in the background that I can't seem to fix using calibration. I've referred to several reliable calibration sites, and I've also adjusted the settings based on my own likes.

This photo is from the Netflix series "Bodyguard". If you look to the right of the actor, you can see what I'm talking about. I've also noticed this on other shows, and I'm starting to worry that my new TV is defective.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Craig
 

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Those look like compression artifacts to me.

If you’re not seeing that with Blu-rays but only on cable and streaming, it’s a compression issue from the source or lack of bandwidth from your cable/internet provider and not an issue with the actual TV.
 
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I kind of suspected that. But of course, my ISP will deny any responsibility and tell me there is something wrong with my TV.
 

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That's compression, for sure. What are you using to stream Netflix? Through my Apple TV4 it looks amazing. Through my cable box, not so much.
 
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That's compression, for sure. What are you using to stream Netflix? Through my Apple TV4 it looks amazing. Through my cable box, not so much.
I'm using an ethernet cable coming directly from my modem through Spectrum Cable. Can you suggest a better method?
 

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That's compression, for sure. What are you using to stream Netflix? Through my Apple TV4 it looks amazing. Through my cable box, not so much.
+1. I see lots of compression artifacts when my wife streams Netflix content with our Dish Hopper. Using an tv, the artifacts are there, although not nearly as bad.
 

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I see a significant increase in quality when I stream with my AppleTV box rather than using the Roku interface that's built into my TCL TV.
 

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I'm now seeing that same compression when I play DVD's (not Blu-Rays). I watched a screener tonight, and the dark scenes looked terrible. Of course, these discs aren't mastered very well (they're for SAG Awards consideration), but I'm now worried that my TV is defective.
 

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