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Refresh Rate Confusion

by DollarMikey / January 6, 2014 10:34 AM PST

I am looking for a new 50" flat screen and am getting confused by the different refresh rates. I know I don't want a 60hz refresh, but I am seeming to find alot of TVs that show a 120hz refresh but when you read the fine print, they really aren't a true 120, but rather a 60 with software that makes it a 120.

Can anyone help me figure out the difference between a "real" 120hz refresh and on that is simply a screen that is being enhanced....for example, is "true motion 120" really a 120 or a 60 that has been "tweaked"?

I appreciate your help, am I overthinking it?

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Keep in mind "INPUT RATE" is not "SCREEN RATE"
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 10:42 AM PST
In reply to: Refresh Rate Confusion

And most want 120 because a few BluRay titles are 24 or "Film Mode" so the best match is a 120Hz screen.

Since no BD/DVD supplies "true 120Hz" you may want to end the confusion here. Only those gamers hunt for 120Hz input rates.

-> As to enhancements, you can turn it on or off according to your like or dislike.
Bob

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Me Too
by mopscare42 / January 6, 2014 12:30 PM PST

When I was looking for a new TV awhile back I had the same question.
After reading a few articles and talking to a few people in the business, I ended up getting a M series 50 inch Visio TV that is 240Hz.
I can't say for sure there isn't some tweaking in the software, but the picture is amazing even in 3D. I also watch a lot of sports and couldn't be happier with the picture quality.
If your looking for a great 50 inch TV, checkout the Vizio brand. Another bonus is their sales and service is based in the USA and they speak English as their first language and no funny names.

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I always thought Roger was funny.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 6, 2014 12:48 PM PST
In reply to: Me Too

See "Airplane!" with Roger, Clarence and Victor in the cockpit.

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Time to remove the blinders
by Pepe7 / January 6, 2014 1:23 PM PST
In reply to: Me Too

So you choose an HDTV brand because someone is not called Vijay or Ramon(?) Wow, must be nice looking at the world through your rose colored glasses (ROTFL).

Oh, Good luck with that Vizio when you need parts a couple years after purchase <vbg>.

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