Flo The Action wrote:
I suggest these articles:
The Biggest Mistakes People Make When Buying An HDTV
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Flo The Action wrote:jeez can we get a consensus? plasma, LCD... the only thing that is sure is the Diddler is going to be bigger then anything i've previously owned.
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You will see motion artifacts (blur) from a 60Hz set, especially for fast motion such as sports. Maybe you won't notice them or they don't bother you. This is a personal preference, hard-core home theater nuts will tell you to get a true 120 Hz set or a plasma.
If you're getting an off-brand, look up reviews, the old adage "you get what you pay for" always holds true.
dude you're a star! thanks for that.
I heard that the signal we receive is 60 hz so 120hz is no use(as of now)
It's not the signal, it's what your set does with it. An LCD panel can typically switch a pixel off/on a heck of a lot faster than 60 times a second. Problem is, it's not completely "off" in that time frame, so you get motion blur. Faster refresh rates come into the discussion much more when you want to play 1080p-24 film material. Film is shot at ~ 24 frames per second and that does not go into 60, so when transferring film to DVD or other media for playback on TV they will use "telecine" to shoehorn 24 frames into 60 -- google "telecine" or "3:2 pulldown". This results in something called judder (and when someone points it out to you you will probably always notice it). So the newer TVs that do 120 Hz can be fed a 24 fps signal from a blu ray player -- if you watch a lot of film, make sure your set can do that. For 3D you would need to double that to 240. But I draw the line there -- I don't care about 3D.
Bottom line, the refresh rate, whether it's expressed in Hz or in ms (e.g. on a computer monitor, a 5ms refresh rate means 1/.005 or 200 Hz) will not tell you whether your set will suffer from motion blur or not, because they are not measuring the true speed at which a pixel can switch between full-on and full-off. Frankly, the refresh rate would have to be instantaneous because a pixel is driven on for 1/60th of a second, then immediately to off. If it, then, takes it 1/120th of a second to truly reach "off" you've gone a half refresh cycle with the pixel not quite off -- so there will be motion blur, it's just a matter of whether or not your eye detects it.
Plasmas are better at it than LCD panels, even the newest ones.
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