HQV (Test 7)

Test 7: Motion Adaptive Noise Reduction

From the HQV manual:

Inferior noise reduction circuitry often confuses motion with random noise. As a result, too much noise reduction will be applied, resulting in image smearing or ghosting behind moving objects. Quality image processing will reduce noise without creating motion artifacts.

Turn on any noise reduction controls on your TV or monitor to the nominal setting (‘Medium’ or ‘On’). Watch the clip of the roller coaster carefully to see if any noise appears in the deep blue sky or any smearing or blurring is apparent as the coaster moves through the scene.

ATI Radeon X1900 All-in-Wonder Video Card Review - Graphics Cards  1

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ATI Screenshot; Score: 10

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NVIDIA Screenshot; Score: 5

The same issue arises here in this noise reduction test as it did on the previous, though there was no motion bluring from either the ATI or NVIDIA cards.

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