Having trouble with pixelation on my new HDTV an PS3

By nmr
Jul 2, 2010
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  1. I'm driving myself crazy trying to figure out if this problem is due to my TV not being good enough or if I've not got something set properly.

    I bought a brand new HDTV about a week ago, a Panasonic Viera 42" LCD 1080p 120hz (model number: TC-L42U25).

    So, this is actually happening consistently with just simply watching TV as well as having watched a blu ray movie on my new PS3. I literally just got the PS3 also. To be specific the blu ray I watched was Advent Children Complete, in case you have it too if it's helpful to know. I have HDMI cables for the cable and for the PS3.

    So here's what's going on:
    On the blu ray movie, most times when the camera is moving around a character or the character is moving at different paces, (there's no certain pace, it seems to be sometimes it happens when it's fast, sometimes it happens when the object/character is gliding across the screen) I see around the moving character/object all this pixelation.
    All these squares. Like there's this one part in this movie where a boy is standing still with rubble behind him, and the camera kind of pans around him with him in the middle and he is outlined in blocks of pixelation.

    I called Sears which is where I bought the TV from and they immediately said "sharpness." So I adjusted the sharpness to both ends of the spectrum and saw no difference. Then I got curious and changed this MPEG NR setting from off to on and back again and saw no difference. I don't even know what the MPEG NR is but it was the only thing that I could find to change on the TV.
    Then on the PS3 I changed some setting that has to do with video and game smoothness to the on position, but didn't notice a change.

    What is the deal here? Is this my TV not being good enough for these graphics or what? I have about 20 days left to return this TV if it's that, but I need to know for sure. I don't want to return it and get a different one and have the same problems with it being a setting all along.
  2. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 663

    Correct me if I am wrong, but didn't you just answer your own question?
  3. nmr

    nmr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I don't know if it's a setting or if it's just how the tv is! Now I'm even wondering if that's just how 120hz is? Maybe I'm noticing what the difference is between 120 and what I expect which could be 240? I called the store I bought it from and they said it was the sharpness setting but that didn't help when I changed it... Nothing really happened.
    I have seen it on tv but not nearly as much as the blu ray/ps3. It's like with every smooth gliding movement there's pixelation.
    I will be going back to the store in a few days, There's not many settings but I'm still hoping it is one as there are a few I don't understand. I got info elsewhere on ps3 settings but after checking it out I think it's not that.

    And yea my guess is it's not good enough. But is it a problem I could have solved by changing brands and getting another with the same specs or by changing the type if that's the case?
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