What is Ghosting on my Smart TV?

Last modified : Sep 17. 2018

Ghosting refers to when the image on the screen seems to be following itself around or is blurry at the edges.


LED TVs have lower power consumption, longer life, lower discolour and higher brightness characteristics than a LCD. When you watch a dark scene, by setting display picture values to brighten, you may notice a clouding phenomenon (ghosting). Samsung recommends the following settings to minimise backlight bleeding:

1 Make sure that the TV is connected to the source and the power point (power outlet).
2 Try connecting the TV to a different source to identify whether the issue is with the TV or the source.
3 Power cycle both the TV and the source. Make sure to unplug both the TV and the source from the power point, wait for at least one minute before plugging and turning them back On.
4 Reset Picture Settings by following the sequence from your remote control Menu > Picture > Picture Options > Picture Reset.
5 If the issue persists, please check if your TV is on the latest version of firmware. If the firmware is out-dated, install any pending updates.

Some models have an Auto Motion Function, you can disable this feature to potentially resolve ghosting by selecting the following sequence 

Menu > Picture > Picture Options > Auto Motion Plus.

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