How to Disable Motion Smoothing on a Vizio TV

A TV from VizioVizio

The new Vizio TVs use motion smoothing to make the content you look smoother. This sounds good for some content, like sports, but can spoil the feel of movies and TV shows.

What is motion smoothing?

Smoothing movement works by increasing the number of frames per second you watch on TV. To do this, it artificially adds additional images between each real image, in order to synchronize the content with the refresh rate of the display, which can sometimes double or even quadruple the perceived refresh rate and "smoothing". Of the image.

However, it does not always look good and often leads to blurry images and unpleasant artifacts. In addition, some people simply do not appreciate the higher refresh rates and prefer to disable this option.

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How to turn it off

On Vizio TVs, open the settings menu, select "Picture," then go to the "Advanced Images" tab. Here you can set different levels for the "Smooth Motion effect", such as setting the amount of tween and motion blur applied. You can disable it completely by setting it to "Off".

Smooth motion effect options on a Vizio TVVizio

On some TVs, the option may be in Picture Mode> Advanced Video Features.

If you have an older TV with this function, you may need to consult your TV manual if you can not find the option. you can find online.

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