Scott Wilkinson on Home Theater

Episode 1547 (22:44)

Scott Wilkinson

This week, Scott says that Tom Cruise came out this week against "motion smoothing" in modern TVs and encourages fans to turn off frame interpolation on their TVs before watching Mission Impossible: Fallout on Blu-ray. Scott says it isn't trivial to find the feature and turn it off either. It's called something different with every manufacturer. On top of that, it's turned on by default. Motion smoothing, Vivid mode, or frame interpolation, sharpens your image, which can be helpful in watching sports or action movies. But filmmakers hate it because it changes the look of their films, giving it a soap opera-like quality. Leo says there's such a thing as making something look too real, and he likes the mystical, story-telling properties of movies. So he turns it off when watching movies. But turns it on for sports.