Motion artifacts with large LCD screens.
A friend from work called me up to tell me that with his Illico 8300HD, he gets motion artifacts (moving tennis balls look like comets) on his new Sony 52" XBR4.
The XBR4 supports 1080p and has a 120 hz. frame doubler, if I understand correctly.
He views from his sofa at 10' away, but if he backs up another 2', he claims he is less bothered by the artifacts.
He says that static images are perfect at any distance.
He has an opportunity to exchange his XBR4 for a smaller screen and I felt that he should keep the larger one and wait until the day when the sport channels (like TSN-HD) can transmit fast motion sports with less compression.
I use an old 34" crt, so I am in a poor position to offer him advice.
Do any of you know the degree to which a 720p sports program is compromised by the way it's originally recorded and transmitted over Videotron?
Does his high performance 1080p screen tend to make any shortcomings in TSN-HD more apparent?
Do larger LCD screens amplify the inherent problems of TSN-HD?
P.S. He uses Auto-HDMI handshaking and forcing the Illico into Upconvert-1 or Upconvert-2 does not change the degree of blurring.