According to “Your New TV Ruins Movies“, we should all buy plasma TVs and for our LCD/LED displays, we need to turn off the motion smoothing function. We have a Samsung LCD/LED TV. And to be quite honest, I never liked the look of motion smoothing to begin with. I’m not sure how the pro’s describe it, but to me, the picture “looks so real, you can tell it’s fake.” What I mean is that the lighting, makeup, CGI, etc. all seem to become more apparent. Not sure how else to describe it, but perhaps the article accurately captures the reason: it ruins movies.
I do have to say that the color on the sample Inception screenshots looks pretty awful. Leonardo DiCaprio looks more like Hellboy than Jack Dawson. However, I really do like the sharpening and brightness. The buildings in the background are significantly sharper, and the columns in the mid ground are more 3 dimensional to me.