Tom Cruise says the tech on your expensive TV is ruining his films | Metro News It would appear Tom Cruise and I have a bugbear in common. The default video setting built into large screen TVs which gives movies that 'soap opera' effect of looking like they were shot on high speed video rather than film. The intention being to add in an extra artificial frame, and 'smooth out blurring' mainly to the benefit of sport, but also to the detriment of films. Weirdly though, I've pointed this out to quite a few people in the past, and helped them adjust their TVs accordingly, but they claim they don't notice the difference, but its clear as day to me. Have you ever noticed it? Have you changed the settings on your TV?