Article ID : 00153286 / Last Modified : 04/09/2023Print

Noise appears in fast moving scenes, when scenes switch, or at screen edges in fast moving scenes.

    IMPORTANT: This article applies only to specific products and/or operating systems. Check the Applicable Products and Categories section of this article before starting these steps.


    The Motionflow feature creates interpolated images to make the picture smooth. This may cause noise to appear in the following situations.

    • Switching between scenes or fast-moving scenes
    • On the screen edges in fast-moving scenes

    If you are bothered by the noise, change the Motionflow settings.

    How to change the Motionflow settings


    • The display screen may differ depending on the model or OS version. The following is just an example.
    • Not all Sony TVs have Motionflow settings. To verify whether your TV has this setting, check the menu by following these steps. If Motionflow is mentioned in BRAVIA technical specs or marketing material by Sony, but the Motionflow menu is not available, then Motionflow settings are automatically adjusted by the TV.
    1. Open the Settings screen. How to access Settings
    2. The next steps will depend on your TV menu options:
      • Select Picture settings → Picture or Advanced → Motion → Motionflow.
      • Select Display & Sound → Picture → Motion → Motionflow.
      • Select Display & Sound or DisplayPicture or Picture Adjustments → Advanced settings or Advanced → Motion → Motionflow.
      • Select Picture & Display or BRAVIA SettingsPicture adjustments → Advanced settings or Advanced → Motion → Motionflow.
      • Select Display or Preferences → Picture → Motionflow.
    3. The video you are playing is displayed on the screen. Select a different mode that reduces the noise while watching the screen.
    4. If other settings don't resolve the noise issue, choose Custom mode and adjust the Smoothness with the following procedure:
      Note: Depending on the model, there may be no Custom mode setting, or the Smoothness setting name may be different slightly.
      How to change the Custom setting
    5. If noise is not reduced, set Motionflow to Off.