Skip to comments.Tom Cruise is worried your TV settings are garbage
Posted on 12/06/2018 10:03:08 AM PST by DeathBeforeDishonor1
To cleanse the palate, a watershed moment in celebrity public service announcements. This is simultaneously the most trivial, and most useful, PSA to come out of Hollywood in decades.
And its not annoying! Until today I couldnt have imagined what itd be like to watch an A-list actor speak didactically about a Matter of Concern and not come away highly irritated. Whens he going to get to the part about climate change or impeaching Trump? I kept thinking.
Tom Cruise PSA
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Without further ado...Here is Tom and another Hollywood Scientologist,to tell you how to adjust your TV settings to best view Mission Impossible #54....(This isnt a joke)
Tom is correct on this IMO.
Ever since flat screens came out it has driven me NUTS when I go to a sports bar, someone’s home, or anywhere else, and the tv is in wide screen mode, giving black bars at the top and bottom even though the source itself is already widescreen. Round things are ovals, people are fat. etc. I simply can’t watch it.
“Tom Cruise is worried your TV settings are garbage”
Thanks, Tom. After I blocked al jazeera, I was good.
So people don’t have to go to the link:
He talks for about 2 min about how TV’s default settings for VIDEO INTERPOLATION are usually incorrect in order to show movies in a way that their makers originally intended.
The default settings will render movies with the “Soap Opera Effect” which most people can’t put their finger on. But that effect massively bugs film makers cuz that’s not the aesthetic they were striving for when they made their Western Civ-hating, Bring It All Down, Baby, pot-advocating, homoerotic gutter swill.
To better cherish their gutter swill, you’ll have to dink around with your TV a whole bunch, apparently.
Cruise: “Does this TV setting make my face look fat?”
That’s what it becomes. Drives me nuts.
I’m the guy that turns of the Soap Opera Effect (different TV manufacturer’s have their own trade-names for it) on all my family’s TV’s. Yup. I’m “that guy”. Gotta agree with Tom on this one. :)
Tom is correct on this IMO.
Yup. Best bet is to turn off all the edge sharpening, motion smoothing, noise reduction, etc filters on the TV. And reduce the brightness level from “nuclear weapon flash” level. Manufacturers throw in all these gimmicks, because they’re all chip based or software based and cost them next to nothing and they all want a long checklist of “features” to help sell their sets.
Any set nowadays is going to be pretty fantastic. We’ve moved far far beyond the day when state of the art was a 27” color analog tube display. It’s all good now.
I used the Disney “Wow!” Blu-ray to calibrate my set. I try to resist the urge to adjust other people’s sets. I was over at some friends’ house a few months ago watching an Astros game. Their contrast was so high that the Astros blue colors looked more akin to black. Their TV could look so much better.
Here is a video demonstrating the difference of having motion smoothing or vs off.
This is a pet peeve of mine too. Most people are just clueless with this. Oddly women seem especially oblivious this. The Monster Inc. blu Ray has a good calibration tool on it.
“Soap Opera Effect”
What is that? I have seen some movies where it looks like there is no texture to the picture.
I just want to know how to make my Sanyo show the picture in full screen. If I’d wanted to watch a tiny little picture, I’d have bought a tiny little tv. If it’s on normal it’s a tiny picture. Agree with the above about how ridiculous the wide view. The only way I can get the picture to fill the screen is to put it on zoom but that cuts off the borders and makes it blurry on both regular and HD.
I think it’s the look that comes from 30 or 60 frames per second, instead of the motion picture preference, which is 16 frames per second.
He’s right, the standard, stock settings on most (all?) new TVs are terrible. Too bright, too contrasty, and way too many motion-smoothing and artifact-filtering options turned on, or turned too high.
I recently bought a new OLED TV (LG), and when I first turned it on I thought maybe I had made a mistake buying it. Dark colors were totally crushed into black. But once I fiddled with the settings and got it the way I like it? Beautiful.
I could be wrong, but I think motion picture (film) is 24fps. 16fps would be awfully slow.
Never noticed it. I guess I’m in the “I like it” group.
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