My HDTV Is Blurry

When you hook up a high-definition television and start watching it, you expect to see a crystal-clear image on your screen at all times. In some cases, it does not work out this way and you end up with a blurry image on the TV. This could be cause by a few different problems.

Resolution Settings

In some cases, the resolution settings on your television feed may not be up to the standards you are used to. For example, if you have a high-definition television that is capable of displaying 1080p and it is receiving a 720p or a regular digital feed, it could seem blurry to you. After watching the highest quality of high-definition television, it can be difficult to go back to a lower screen resolution.


Many new high-definition televisions on the market as of the time of publication have 3D capabilities. If you are watching 3D content on your TV without the glasses on, this will make the screen appear to be very blurry. This can sometimes happen by mistake. For example, if you switch to a 3D channel and you change the feed to a 3D feed, then it could make the image on the screen appear very unclear. At that point, you simply need to switch to another video source and turn the feed back to regular 2D.

No HD Service

Some people expect to be able to take a high-definition television home, plug it in and immediately start watching HDTV. The problem with this is that getting a high-definition television is only half of the process. In order to watch HDTV, you also need to get an HD signal from your television provider. This means that you may need to pay for an extra HD subscription from your provider or get a special TV box to avoid a blurry picture.

Problems with the TV

In some cases, you may not be able to fix anything specifically to repair the blurry reception problem. When you have tried everything else and the picture still looks bad, it may simply be the TV that you bought. In some situations, televisions can be faulty and the problem with the TV could be from a manufacturer defect. It could also be a problem with your satellite or cable feed. When this happens, check with your TV provider first and then see about getting your TV replaced if that does not help.