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Why You Need To Change Your TV's Motion Processing Setting
By KAYLA DUBE
Some televisions use “motion smoothing,” or image interpolation, which makes up for the discrepancy in frame rates between film and modern television. The technology is meant to make things appear smoother and clearer, but unfortunately it tends to make movies and shows look like soap operas — played at a higher frame rate and cheaply done.
Most films are shot at 24 frames per second, while most modern TVs can play up to 60 or 120. When viewing a film on these TVs, it can cause what's known as a “judder effect,” where things may appear to jump and transitions aren't smooth. Image interpolation adds frames as a way to mitigate the effect, but since they’re artificially created, some glitching can result.
Viewers who are distracted and wish to turn off motion smoothing should look for a “Picture” setting on their TV menu, and then find a setting that mentions “Motion,” as the exact name of the motion smoothing feature is different across televisions. They may also need to look under “Expert” or “Advanced” settings to find its exact location.