Tom Cruise Is Going To War With A Setting On Your TV

Joann Johnston
December 6, 2018

"The unfortunate side effect is that it makes most movies look like they were shot on high speed video rather than film", Cruise says. The something in question is regarding TV settings, more specifically the default settings on modern TVs that will leave your handsome movies and TV shows looking like a low quality soap opera.

Today is a unusual day for me: I'm actually agreeing with Tom Cruise on something.

No need to cue the "Mission: Impossible" theme music. In order to achieve a smoother picture, your TV will process individual frames, but will have to guess what the frame that goes between them should look like, reports the Independent.

"If you own a modern HD television, there's a good chance you're not watching movies the way the filmmakers intended", expained McQuarrie.

Your TV's motion smoothing setting is probably buried somewhere in its video menu.

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Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise is passionate about Scientology, acting, and stopping the use of motion smoothing. In this movie, Cruise reprises his role as Maverick from the 1986 film Top Gun.

Until that day comes, they shared tips on how to best find your television's motion smoothing settings.

Over the last few years, several Hollywood directors have lobbied against the feature, including Christopher Nolan, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, Reed Morano and Jonathan Mostow. While some consumers may realize that something is "off" with how their TV is working, they don't know that it's controlled by a simple setting that can be disabled.

She suggested manufacturers could work with broadcasters to detect when sports coverage was being watched, and change the TV settings accordingly.

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