How to Fix Samsung TV Blurry Screen


The last thing you want to do when you sit down in front of your Samsung TV is to have to deal with any frustrations.

After all, after a long day of work, you just want to watch your favorite show or play your favorite game, not deal with things not working properly. One thing some Samsung TV users have reported is a blurry screen. But how do you fix a blurry screen on a Samsung TV?

A common reason why your Samsung TV is blurry is because the screen is stretched too large. If it is, you need to go into your settings to change the aspect ratio. The aspect ratio will be shown on each source (such as Roku or PlayStation), and can be checked by shuffling through them. You can either choose 16:9, 4:3, Fit to Screen, or Custom, if you want to personalize it. If you are set to Custom, you may be zoomed in because of this.

But what if you’re not set to Custom? What else might be causing the Samsung TV to be blurry?

How to Fix Samsung TV Blurry Screen

The simple way to try to fix a Samsung TV’s blurriness is to simply power the television off. Either unplug the television, or power it down.

If this winds up fixing the blur issue, then that saves you a lot more time, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, that is not always going to be the solution, as much as it would be nice if it could be.

If turning it off does not actually fix the issue, the next step would be to attempt to fix the picture quality. One particular feature of the Samsung TV is the fact that you can affect the television’s aspect ratio, which includes zooming in and out of the image.

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How to change your Samsung TV’s aspect ratio

If you want to change the Samsung TV’s aspect ratio, all you need to go into your TV’s menu.

To do this, push the Menu button (located above the up arrow button) on your Samsung remote, and from there, select the ‘Settings’ option on the menu. Using the arrow buttons, navigate down to the ‘Screen Adjustment’ option. This screen allows you to change the picture size, position, and aspect ratio.

The picture size and aspect ratio can be customized in a variety of ways. For aspect ratio, you can choose to set it to 16:9 widescreen, 4:3, Fit to Screen, or Custom.

16:9 widescreen is a common aspect ratio for newer content, and is usually going to be the ideal choice. 4:3, meanwhile, was common in the past.

You may have seen this aspect ratio used in older YouTube videos. Fit to Screen does what it seems like it will: makes the image fill out to fit the screen.

This can usually be fine, though certain things, like 4:3 aspect ratio videos, may look bad due to being stretched so much. Custom, meanwhile, allows you to put more thought into how you set your aspect ratio.

Samsung TVs are also able to have the screen zoomed in, including two different strengths of zooming. This could make the screen look blurrier than normal, as well as prevent you from seeing the entire picture. You can affect how far your TV is zoomed in on the Picture menu.

What does the digital noise filter do on a Samsung TV?

Televisions often have their own fair share of issues, one of which being digital noise. Thankfully, one feature that Samsung TVs have is called the digital noise filter.

What it does is it reduces the analog noise that is created during a signal transmission, ensuring that you get the original video without any of the noise.

In this case, noise, as opposed to relating to sound, actually relates to the image, causing the visual quality to suffer if you are experiencing a lot of visual noise.

Another issue you could be experiencing with frustrating noise is caused by interference from other devices. If you think that your TV may be affected by signals from other devices, try moving the devices, your television included, around the room.

You might even consider moving certain devices out of that room to create further distance. Devices that can affect noise on your television include:

  • Light switches
  • Smartphone chargers
  • Computers
  • Electric drills
  • Hair dryers
  • LED lights
  • Garage door openers
  • And more

As you move devices, if they are indeed affecting the reception and image noise on your television, you may see the reception begin to improve.

How to deal with digital noise on a Samsung TV

To use the digital noise filter, you have to first turn on your Samsung TV, and press the Menu option on your remote. Select the ‘Picture’ option, and then push the ‘Enter’ button (located in the middle of the four arrow buttons). Use the down arrow to navigate to ‘Picture Options’, press ‘Enter’, navigate to ‘Digital Noise Filter’, and press ‘Enter’ again. From here, you can select from five options:

  • Off
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Auto

The first setting disables the functionality, while the next three affect just how strong the filter is. The way the fifth option works is that it switches from Low to High, depending on the incoming signal. Using this feature may help improve the picture quality.

Should I get new cords for my Samsung TV?

If, after adjusting settings, you are still having trouble with blurriness on your Samsung TV, it could mean that there is something wrong with your cords.

You can test this by swapping out your HDMI cord for a different one, which may result in the blurriness becoming fixed. An older or damaged HDMI cord could be more prone to having visual issues.

You can also try testing out a component cable to see if there is maybe an issue with the HDMI port, even though the visuals provided by a component cable are worse than those provided by HDMI.

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