While television has become one of the major must-haves of any household, it has become apparent recently that many have become dissatisfied with the new ones released in the market. The new television sets, as most people noticed, have default settings that just make one’s movie watching experience so wrong. Most TVs’ default settings often have brighter or more saturated pictures. Even worse, HDTVs, a more popular choice of television sets for most household nowadays, have this annoying setting – the motion interpolation, otherwise known as motion smoothing. And no; big-name filmmakers such as James Gunn and Reed Morano aren’t having it.
Motion smoothing is basically the process of artificially increasing a film’s frame rate by inserting fake frames for the purpose of removing motion blur. While this kind of setting makes sense if you want to watch the Olympics with ease, it just doesn’t cut it for watching films that are shot at 24 fps. For filmmakers, motion smoothing takes way much of a film’s artistic value; most movie buffs agree to that too.
Good thing it is possible to turn off the motion smoothing setting of your TV! All you have to do is go to your TV’s advanced settings. Most TV brands hide their motion smoothing setting through uncanny names but it should be easy to find it; the word “motion” is almost always there, after all – TruMotion for LG, MotionFlow for Sony, Clear Motion rate for Samsung, Smooth Motion Effect for Vizio; you get the idea.