Here's the why. To offer more options of Hz refresh we would need to control the pixel decay time. All current displays from CRT to LCD to PLASMA all use a technology where a pixel is set to some on value and then begins its decay to "off."
Now this is where it gets interesting. To hit 120Hz, 240Hz we need to used a pixel decay time from FULL on to HALF off in 1/60, 1/120 or 1/240 of a second. The math for this is easy.
To use 60Hz content on a 240Hz display we simply refresh the panel 4 times with the same image. You can work it out for 120Hz and so on.
96 doesn't work out as any multiple so this is the simple reason why you will never see 96 unless you are creating your own display from scratch (got billions?)
I've asked alot of questions over the past few months about the best gaming TV, Blu-Ray viewing, etc but I think what it all comes down to is will Panasonic ever include a 96hz function on a G series TV? I don't care about 3D and the G series is frustratingly close to the PQ of a VT but that little 96hz thing is the only hangup I have. Anybody have any idea at all? Thanks