TCL 55S403

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  1. bradymartin Audioholic

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    picture looks grainy. lots of lil black dots when watching 1080p blu ray movies.

    not sure if theres a setting im missing?

    for instance, when watching 300 its a lot worse. but that movie is known for being grainy.
  2. Kadajoo Audiophyte

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    Try lowering sharpness level.

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  3. bradymartin Audioholic

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    its already down to 20
  4. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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  5. Kadajoo Audiophyte

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    Set on 20 is not tell me anything. On my Oled TV I have sharpness set to 0. If u have 20 and see artefacts on picture, so 20 is still to high or there is another "edge enhancer" working maybe.

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  6. bradymartin Audioholic

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    i lowered it to 5 from the default of 20
    also saw on my denon x3300 it was set to movie on picture mode, so i turned that off because the tv itself is set to movie.
    also i/p scaler was on, so i turned that off
    i guess the denon was doing extra processing not needed and degrading the picture
    looks better now. but i need to try the movies again where i saw all that cloudiness, or graininess whattever its called.
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  7. lovinthehd Audioholic Spartan

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    I'd just turn sharpness to 0, I never use it. I don't have your set, tho, but with HD content have never had any need.
  8. William Lemmerhirt Audioholic General

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    Make sure the denon is set to pass through.
    Isf calibration can be expensive but this disk can get you pretty close.
    Spears & Munsil HD Benchmark and Calibration Disc 2nd Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CKWI13O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nACwzbAYGAWKA
    Lots of black dots could be a bad cable too. If it's film grain, it's probably by design. 300 does have some interesting texture though.
  9. bradymartin Audioholic

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    well after a few more days im going to return the tcl.

    i got a lot of motion blur watching a terrible movie, life.

    it wasnt even fast moving action

    i turned off all video processing that i can think of on the avr
  10. bradymartin Audioholic

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    returned it, came home today with the 55P605 from best buy.

    so far im pretty dang happy with it for $600 plus tax
    dont have a 4k bluray player yet and wont have one for a long time

    can anyone share a link to the rtings calibration settings?
    i found the review for the TCL P607 series but mine is the 55P605.
    not sure which one is better

    i got the picture settings dialed in pretty good but wanted to try theirs
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2017 at 8:55 PM

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