I am fairly illiterate when it comes to new electronics but mentioned in a previous thread that I purchased a new Samsung HDTV.
I got a special deal from my cable provider with about 100 channels in HD plus a DVR. My tv is a 1080p and can transmit video at 120 Mhz. I also have the cable box connected in through an HDMI cable.
I have only watched a few programs so far....regular channels look great, sports games are incredible and couldn't be happier.
The other day I watched Spiderman-3 on Starz HD and something looked strange to me. The actors looked very clear but almost look like they were filmed strange (like you would see in a Soap Opera) and didn't quite look right to the background. The scenes jerked around a bit and I could completely tell when Spider-Man was computer animated and when he wasn't.
I tried fooling with my tv settings such as setting the picture options to movie mode and playing around with the other settings but I couldn't get it to look quite what I was expecting it to look like.
I finally hit the information screen on the tv and saw that it was being transmitted at 1080i at 60Mhz and thought that this was just the speed that the transmission is taking place even though my set can handle more.
Is there anything I can do with the settings to get this to look better or would this particular movie look better on a Blu-ray rather than streaming through a channel. Or is this a movie that just doesn't look good in HD at all?
Like I said, this was the first major action movie I have looked at and was disappointed with the way it looked and was hoping someone could give me some advice on changing the settings on my tv so that it would make it more enjoyable in an HD setting. Thanks.
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