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Can anyone help with an LCD HDTV issue?

Asked by Symbeline (30767 points ) September 29th, 2012

A while back I got a new LCD TV. It’s really great and everything, like having God in your living room. But when I’m playing Playstation 3 games, whenever there’s movement in many games everything seems a little blurry. Why does that happen? And is there some way to rectify this? Here are the specs for my TV if this helps in finding a solution; 1080p, 120hz and I’m using an HDMI cable I bought for 16 dollars. The TV is from LG.

This doesn’t ruin my gaming experience, I’ve had the TV for a bit and I’m fine with this, but if there IS a way to stop the motion blurriness that would be pretty cool. Is there anything in settings I should do? I looked through them in detail, nothing really does anything. They’re mostly for how the picture comes in rather than what I’m looking to fix. Should I get a better HDMI cable? I heard some are much better than others. How true is this? There has to be a reason why some are ten bucks while others are a whopping eighty dollars.
Or maybe there’s some settings in my PS3 I should look at? I’m pretty sure on that end, I’ve got everything down though.
Any ideas? Thanks.

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filmfann's avatar

What model is the TV? I have a 60”, I think (it’s at the other house), and I had to turn off one of the options to stop that blurriness. Something like Magic Motion.

Symbeline's avatar

It’s an LG 42’’. I’m pretty sure there isn’t a magic motion on mine…

wildpotato's avatar

I don’t know what to do about blurriness, but I can answer your question about HDMI cables: there is no difference between the cheap ones and the expensive ones – or at least, this is what my compy friends tell me. Eighty-dollar cables are a big scam.

The specs on my Samsung TV are the same as your LG, and we are fine playing Skyrim with our PS3 and a $5 Amazon cable… dunno what to tell ya :(

This article might, though. I think what @filmfann is talking about is the “smoother”.

Symbeline's avatar

@wildpotato Holy crap, thanks for the article. I’m understanding a bunch of stuff now. (and why my friend’s TV looks so ’‘real’’ when she watches movies) I don’t seem to HAVE a smoother feature on mine…not that I can find. As I said it doesn’t really bother me, I mean I can still see what I’m doing in the game and everything looks nice; just looks nicer when the screen isn’t moving. That’s one thing I failed to mention…blurriness only when the screen, or ’‘camera’’ moves. If the screen is still, like in a fighting game, the blurriness doesn’t occur no matter how much action happens on the screen.

And as the article said, I heard today that 120hz really is no different than 60. I was suggested to look for 200+hz, although I didn’t even know that higher than 120 existed. I’m not opting for that solution, I’m fine with what I have now.

Only138's avatar

?? Sorry Homie, can’t help you.

mazingerz88's avatar

If you’ve tried all your TV’s screen motion settings and other pertinent settings that may have to do with the screen, sorry but, that could be it. LCD – Likely Crazy Display

Silence04's avatar

What kind of tv did you have before the new lg? Ghosting is a common issue with LCDs, much more so than tube tv’s. I remember several years ago when I got my first LCD tv from having a tube tv, it took some time for me to adjust to the blurry ghosting that happens when Playing games.

Symbeline's avatar

Yeah, I had an RCA tube TV. For like, ten years. So I might just have to get used to it?

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