I think the effect is exaggerated, but 120 Hz is smoother for motion scenes and things like sports and those little bars that scroll across the bottom of the TV screen. You don't HAVE to have 120 Hz, it just gives you a little smoother transition from one picture frame to the next. If you want to see the difference, just go to a store where they have a 60 Hz close to a 120 Hz and see for yourself. The first HDTV I bought was 1080P and 120 Hz, the last one was 720P and 60 Hz. I like the 120 Hz one a little better, but I could easily live with the 60 Hz one if I had do.
I am finally new to purchasing a LCD TV. We are replacing our 27" flat screen tube TV. I had done my research and found a 42" LCD. I explained to the sale person that I wanted to also hook up my computer to it and get rid of cable. He told me that I couldn't use a 60hz refresh rate when watching videos off the internet. It will have a ghosting effect. I needed a 120hz refresh rate. Is this true?
I just hooked up the new 42" LCD 1080p 120hz TV. I watched a movie off of Netflix and I didn't like the look of the movie. The look I am referring to is the more 3D or more real look. Our old 27" tube TV had a great pitcher. We just wanted to get a larger screen and gain space. I like the look of films at the movie theater and I don't need it enhanced beyond the them.
I am looking at exchanging the TV for a 60hz refresh rate. I will be watching a movie tonight that I just watched 2 days ago on the 27" and see how it views on this 42".
I haven't hooked up my computer yet to the TV to view movies to see how it looks. But, isn't Netflix videos off of the internet? With more reseach I discoved there is Google TV. I may not have to hook up my computer to watch videos off of the internet.
My question is: Will I get a ghosting effect while watching videos off the internet on a 42" 60hz 1080p LCD. Or, do I have to have 120hz?