09-07-2014 8:04 PM
I agree with John Trang.
I have a Sony XBR55X850A, and have been so excited to see some live football on it. I have spent so many hours over the last two weekends trying out SEVERAL arrays of settings, and I can't get the artifacts/pixelations around the players to dissappear. This is a 4K TV so I don't see that being the problem, or maybe it is over-correcting something?
I have also used a plain LCD TV, as opposed to my current LED LCD TV, and had these same problems.
I have tried calling to increase my bandwidth/speed, they only offer up to 18 GB down/1.5 GB up in my location; I have fiber all the way to my router, so I don't see that being an issue.
In supplement to that, I've done quite a bit of research, and it seems to me U-Verse is just garbage for picture quality.
Feel free to prove me wrong, I'd LOVE the help if I am simply confused. Until then, I will NOT be telling people anything good about U-Verse as I am EXTREMELY dissatisfied with the TV service. The internet is ok, but Cox has them beat by a longshot with speed/price ratio (even before DOUBLING their speeds for FREE).
Also, John Trang: If it's not too much of a problem, what settings are you using? I'll put mine below in case it helps yours. Good Luck!
It still looks like crap, but here's what I'm using:
Picture Mode (Scene Select): Sports
Color Tempurature: Neutral or Cool
Noise Reduction: Auto
Dot Noise Reduction: Auto
Dot Noise Reduction: Auto
Reality Creation: Manual
Video Area Detection: Off
Noise Filtering: Min
Smooth Gradation: Off
Motionflow: True Cinema
Black Corrector: Medium
Adv. Contrast Enhancer: Medium
LED Dynamic Control: Standard
Auto Light Limiter: Off
Clear White: High
Live Color: High
White Balance: Default
Detail Enhancer: Medium
Edge Enhancer: Medium
Skin Naturalizer: Off
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- edited 09-07-2014 8:16 PM
@Pixels4Life Your internet speed has nothing to do w/TV reception.
Just looking at your settings, color seems way too high, mine is set at 46/100. Unluckily there's no longer an HDNet that had a test pattern early Sat morns we could adjust the picture.
I have great Uverse HD TV under these conditions for more than 6 years:
I have a 42" Panasonic plasma w/an anti reflective screen and 480hz sub field drive connected by component. I sit at the far viewing distance (3 x diagonal distance-10.5') as that's the way my apartment lays out. All cat5e/ethernet patch cable install.
Essentially the artifacts I see are 'football grass' slight movement (1080i) and increasingly fewer backgrounds 'moving slightly'.
In sports, on Uverse, 720p Networks(FOX, ABC/ESPNs) tend to be better than 1080i Networks (CBS, TNT, TBS, all NBC channels) due to the fact the 1080i Networks need 10-20% more bandwidth to be equivalent to 720p.
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09-09-2014 12:54 AM
U-Verse simply over compresses the streams to get more out of its limited bandwidth. No amount of settings or tech support calls will change this. For a lot of people it doesnt bother them and they learn to live with it. For others its a deal breaker and they move to another provider.
07-29-2016 1:21 PM
Bandwidth has everything to do with this. If they would provision the consumers' bandwidth properly, the signal would need much less compression.
If AT&T openly admits they use YOUR "fiber" VDSL connection to get TV to your house, the amount of bandwidth definitly matters.
If I had any idea every TV that is "on" ate into my wifi by as much as half, I would have never signed up for this. Cannot wait for contract to end!
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