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Motion Smoothing rolled out on TVs in Marriott

Motion Smoothing rolled out on TVs in Marriott

Old Aug 21, 19, 7:09 am
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Motion Smoothing rolled out on TVs in Marriott

So based on my experience at two Marriotts in Germany, three in Poland, and now one in Italy, it seems like Marriott have used an external service provider to lock all of their TVs to certain default settings. The hotels mentioned so far all used LG TVs, not too easy to unlock even with a Youtube guide.

On the one hand, this makes sense, because you don't want one-night guests to change the default language to English/Chinese (delete according to where the hotel is). On the other, someone with absolutely no taste whatsoever has ensured that they all have motion smoothing as the default. So everything you play on the TV looks like a soap opera. Why is motion smoothing bad?

And because it's an external service provider, my attempts to get the staff/technician to change this setting have so far proved fruitless. Try explaining 'motion smoothing' in a foreign language, even using Google translate.

Just wondering a) if others have experienced similar (and are annoyed by it), b) what hope there is of them rolling this back. I did ask someone, but they said resolution would consist in talking to each hotel on a one-by-one basis. See preceding paragraph for why this does not inspire hope.

I know, I know, first-world problem, but what's the point of having some enormous 55-70" TV if they thoughtlessly ruin the experience this way?
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Old Aug 21, 19, 7:54 am
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I long ago gave up on getting good picture quality in hotels when they started forcing widescreen even for 4:3 broadcasts.
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Old Aug 21, 19, 8:48 pm
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I can't say I've ever noticed the difference. ...and without being snarky, and I thought I was being somewhat petty about the type of soap (bar vs. wall-mount dispensers). This is beyond first-world problems. Usually the issue with hotel TVs are feeding 480p signals into them. Anything beyond that is gravy.

Then again, I haven't had a TV in my home in over 10 years and can't say I've missed it.
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