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    #1

    the picture's fuzzy.

    ‘Something’s wrong with the television – the picture’s fuzzy.’


    What does “the picture’s fuzzy” mean?


    Does it mean 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5?


    1. http://neversixfeetunder.synthasite....20screen20.jpg
    2. http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/x/fuzzy-tv-4928750.jpg
    3. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P0VO8DRGK3...ity-Static.jpg
    4. http://cache2.asset-cache.net/gc/563...%2FdttmQ%3D%3D
    5. http://fredsinterests.info/wp-conten...wy-300x197.jpg


    And maybe all the meanings above?

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    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    To me, 3, 4, and 5 are images of TVs showing fuzzy pictures. 1 and 2 aren't showing pictures at all so "fuzzy picture" doesn't apply. TV number 1 has what's called "snow". TV number 2 has an image that's out of sync; since there's nothing recognizable, it doesn't qualify to me as a fuzzy picture.
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    #3

    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    Which of the sentences below are correct and natural?

    1.Something’s wrong with the television – the picture’s snow.

    2.Something’s wrong with the television – the picture’s snowy.

    3. Something’s wrong with the television – the picture’s out of sync.

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    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

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    Only number 2, "the picture's snowy", seems natural to me for these examples.

    If someone described the reception to me as being "out of sync", I wouldn't be sure what they meant. I would probably assume that the image was not synchronised with the sound.

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    #5

    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    You're more likely to see a video on the internet that is out of sync than TV IMO- YouTube videos occasionally don't sync the sound with the video, but it's not a problem I have seen much on TV.

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    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    In analog television the image can lose its synchronization with the signal on the horizontal or vertical axis. One of OP's pictures showed a TV picture displaying this problem.

    The image being out of sync with the sound is a common problem with digital TV in the States.
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    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    I understand.
    I'm also wondering if in this situation 5. http://fredsinterests.info/wp-conten...wy-300x197.jpg it would be correct, too If I would say 'the picture's snowy'.

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    #8

    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    Yes. The kinds of distortion you've found images for no longer exist in places that have switched to digital TV. (It's subject to other kinds.)
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    Re: the picture's fuzzy.

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    I understand.
    I'm also wondering if in this situation 5. http://fredsinterests.info/wp-conten...wy-300x197.jpg it would be correct, too If I would say 'the picture's snowy'.
    You could call that grainy.

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