Ian Somerhalder Blasts High Definition TV Settings

Ian Somerhalder Blasts High Definition TV Settings

Newlyweds Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed show off some cute PDA while checking out the sites in Paris, France in these new photos taken late last week.

The married couple took a trip to the City of Light with friends Phoebe Tonkin and Paul Wesley right after attending the Cannes Film Festival.

Ian recently took to his Twitter account to advise his fans not to use HD settings on their televisions.

“A note to this generation of movie & television viewers. High Definition settings on your TV are ROBBING you. It cheapens the quality. It’s tragic,” he said. “Film making now doesn’t even have a chance anyone’s – By the time it makes it to TV its destroyed. Since when do films look like video games. Do the research online- calibrate your TVs. I fear, as a soon to be film maker & TV producer, that Im uninspired to put so much into something that is going to look terrible. Help.”

25+ pictures inside of Ian Somerhalder and Nikki Reed in Paris…

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Photos: AKM-GSI
Posted to: Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed
  • Duke Sweden

    What a douchebag.

    • MrSchimpf

      He isn’t saying HD itself sucks, but the ‘soap opera effect’ (aka motion reduction) that comes on newer HDTV’s and smoothes out the picture to make it look like an 80′s soap (as described here (http://hometheaterreview.com/what-is-soap-opera-effect-and-how-to-make-it-go-away/)).

      And yes, it’s terrible, making a good-looking network drama look no better than a city council meeting on public access.

      • Duke Sweden

        I know what he’s talking about. I myself have plasma which doesn’t suffer from Soap Opera Effect. I’m just saying he worries way too much over a trivial thing. Start making some “art” before you complain that your “vision” is being compromised (him, not you).

        Remember, there are millions of people out there who have the contrast and color turned way up, who watch SD on their HDTV’s and can’t tell the difference, and, most of all, watch movies and tv shows for the plot and the characters, not for the cinematography.