Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Tech News

Dear Roku, you ruined my TV

Image: Kristen Radtke / The Verge

Roku has made my TV unusable.

On June 6th, my TCL TV’s Roku OS was updated to version 13.0.0. Ever since, on everything I watch, there is motion smoothing — a TV and film purists’ deepest nightmare. There is no way to turn it off.

In the updated OS, Roku added a feature called Roku Smart Picture, which, according to its release notes, “automatically improves picture quality dynamically as users stream.” While Roku doesn’t explicitly mention motion smoothing, or what Roku calls “action smoothing,” the update has made it so that I and many others with Roku TVs see motion smoothing, regardless of whether the picture setting is Roku Smart Picture or not. My TV didn’t even support motion smoothing before this. Now, I can’t make it go away.

If…

Continue reading…

You May Also Like

Editor's Pick

In this edition of StockCharts TV‘s The Final Bar, available to watch below, Dave celebrates the S&P 500 closing above 5500, laments the lack of market...

Editor's Pick

Gene Healy I’m just old enough to remember when people worried that a then-73-year-old Ronald Reagan was too befuddled to serve after he had a...

Editor's Pick

Amazon (AMZN) has broken out into all-time high territory, closing at $200.02 (above last week’s all-time high mark of $199.84). AMZN stock is firing...

Editor's Pick

In this video from StockCharts TV, Julius assesses the long-term trends as they are playing out on the monthly S&P 500 sector charts. He...