The new Vizio TVs use motion smoothing to make the content you watch look smoother. It looks good for some content like sports but can ruin the feel of movies and series.

What is motion smoothing?

Motion smoothing works by increasing frame rate content you watch on TV. This is done by artificially adding extra frames between each real frame to keep content in sync with the display’s refresh rate, which can sometimes double or even quadruple the perceived refresh rate and «smoothness» of the image.

However, this doesn’t always look good, and often results in blurry images and nasty artifacts. Also, some people just don’t like higher refresh rates and prefer to disable this option.

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How to turn off

On Vizio TVs, open the settings menu, select «Picture» and go to the «Advanced Images» tab. Here you can set various levels for the «smooth motion effect», such as interpolation and motion blur. You can turn it off completely by setting it to Off.

Smooth motion effect options on Vizio TV

On some TVs, you can find the option under Picture Mode > Advanced Video Features.

If you have an older TV with this feature, you may need to consult your TV’s manual if you can’t find the option, which you can find online.

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