TV and Audio Accessories. If you’re thinking about buying a new TV in 2020, we’ve got some news you’ll be interested in. TV manufacturers have made a lot of advances in quality and the number of features offered. Chances are there are features you aren’t using that could help you get more out of your entertainment experience. The integration of computer technology with televisions means that the average TV sold today does a heck of a lot more than just display TV programs as the broadcasters intended.
On the downside, there are also a few things about the latest TVs that are actually lowering the quality of your movie-watching experience. Fortunately, it’s an easy fix. But it will help you to understand the full capabilities of your 4K TV.
When a TV has its motion smoothing setting activated, it deletes all of the motion blurs that convey tension, drama, and danger making a well-shot film look like what actor Reed Morano calls “soap opera video.”
Motion smoothing has been around for at least ten years, and it’s quite novel. People see the super high clarity and accept it as an improvement, but we think you’ll see it for what it is once you put the setting back to normal.
According to Cruise, the setting is buried in the menus, but if you Google “Turn off motion smoothing” and enter the make and model of your TV, you should be able to find it.
Learning about motion smoothing was a wake-up call for us. It got us thinking that there might be more 4k TV calibration settings that could make for a better viewing experience if we only knew about them.