Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

zone23

macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 10, 2012
1,976
757
So like some of you just got a new Apple TV today and so far its been fun. I have a tiny issue on my Samsung Plasma with noise or interference on the screen. I was wondering if anyone else has had or seen this? I connected the Apple TV to my LED in the man cave and it seems fine. Ultimately its going to stay connected to the LED but if I ever get one for the living room it doesn't look too good. See attached images. Do you think a software update could correct the plasma picture?


Plasma

e7M2E1G.jpg


LED
nbFhl9u.jpg
 

tlaw81

macrumors member
Oct 31, 2010
96
35
North Carolina
Same thing on our Samsung plasma. I thought it was just an optical illusion. Glad it's not just me and that I wasn't just seeing things :)
 
  • Like
Reactions: zone23
Comment

zone23

macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 10, 2012
1,976
757
Same thing on our Samsung plasma. I thought it was just an optical illusion. Glad it's not just me and that I wasn't just seeing things :)

Like I say it works fine on the LED. I played with the resolutions and stuff and really didn't help at all. At least we have each other :).
 
Comment

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,929
4,487
interesting. I have an OLED (also an emissive display) and do not have that problem.

Do you notice it on actual content? If not, it could just be uniformity issues with the set that only show on the all white background.
 
Comment

Gueeds

macrumors regular
Jul 29, 2015
124
105
I have a plasma but don't have this issue, white and plasmas don't go hand and hand though, wish they kept black for the color theme or give us the option.
 
  • Like
Reactions: mattopotamus
Comment

mattopotamus

macrumors G5
Jun 12, 2012
13,929
4,487
I have a plasma but don't have this issue, white and plasmas don't go hand and hand though, wish they kept black for the color theme or give us the option.

agreed. I just think it is a uniformity issue with the OP's TV, but it does not show during normal content. Honestly, most people have LCDs, so the all white makes sense.
 
Comment

big samm

macrumors 65816
Oct 27, 2008
1,321
222
I also have a plasma from panasonic and don't have this particular problem...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Gueeds
Comment

zone23

macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 10, 2012
1,976
757
Yeah when playing games or other video it looks fine but the main screen and the search area looks bad. I tried two different HDMI cables and connected directly to the TV none of which helped.
 
Comment

zone23

macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 10, 2012
1,976
757
Well I guess thats what I get for buying a Samsung.
 
Comment

AFEPPL

macrumors 68030
Sep 30, 2014
2,644
1,570
England
or apple... you are "guessing"...
Does it work fine with ATV 3? if so, its going to be an issue with the 4...!!!
 
Comment

Gueeds

macrumors regular
Jul 29, 2015
124
105
or apple... you are "guessing"...
Does it work fine with ATV 3? if so, its going to be an issue with the 4...!!!

Can't test it with the ATV3, it doesn't have the same menus. He tested on another TV and it was fine.
 
Comment

zone23

macrumors 68000
Original poster
May 10, 2012
1,976
757
or apple... you are "guessing"...
Does it work fine with ATV 3? if so, its going to be an issue with the 4...!!!

Yes my Apple TV 3 works fine was not an issue. How am I guessing?
 
Comment

Poder

macrumors newbie
Jul 29, 2010
11
2
Hello,
Not sure if it is the exact same issue, but on my 2009 SAMSUNG LED TV I can see blotchy patches on the interface menus of my new ATV4 (like big pixel aggregates). This does not show up anywhere else apart for the UI menus. I have restored the Apple TV but to no avail. My ATV2 does not show this problem.

Any idea ? HDMI incompatibility ?

Thanks.
 
Comment

larryj

macrumors member
Jul 7, 2007
92
18
Atlanta
I have a 64" Samsung plasma but I don't have this issue. Could distance between the ATV and the plasma be a factor? My ATV is in a cabinet maybe a foot under the TV.
 
Comment

radiologyman

macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2011
707
253
I got an oled tv and atv4 main screen looks bad, with jacked up contrast and non uniform screen. It's perfect when I play videos or have screen saver on, so I will just use it for air play for now. Hopefully a dark theme comes soon
 
Comment

cavemonkey50

macrumors 6502
Aug 9, 2007
311
27
Allentown, PA
A dark theme would be nice. I have no issues displaying the white menu screens on my Panasonic plasma, but I get a horrible whining sound on all white screens. I know it's the nature of plamas, but it's annoying.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.