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So.... I was looking at a nice samsung TV, around 37-40 inches, and was wondering will it make any difference in 60hz vs 120hz? Currently I'm using a 60hz monitor, but I was curious if it was different for TV's.

And yeah I know the difference when it comes to PC monitors but is it any input difference from my 27 inch samsung monitor to a 40 inch samsung TV?
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Originally Posted by kyle7412;15415949 
So.... I was looking at a nice samsung TV, around 37-40 inches, and was wondering will it make any difference in 60hz vs 120hz? Currently I'm using a 60hz monitor, but I was curious if it was different for TV's.

And yeah I know the difference when it comes to PC monitors but is it any input difference from my 27 inch samsung monitor to a 40 inch samsung TV?

I thought the 120hz tv's/displays where capable of doing 3d, 60hz aren't.

I'd say definetly get the 120hz even if your not going to use 3d now.

Also considering that your using 460 sli, you might obtain some benefit with less noticable micro stuttering, at least thats what I've heard recently.
Edited by Armand Hammer - 10/22/11 at 9:33pm
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Originally Posted by kyle7412;15415949 
So.... I was looking at a nice samsung TV, around 37-40 inches, and was wondering will it make any difference in 60hz vs 120hz? Currently I'm using a 60hz monitor, but I was curious if it was different for TV's.

And yeah I know the difference when it comes to PC monitors but is it any input difference from my 27 inch samsung monitor to a 40 inch samsung TV?

I know that watching TV at 120 Hz is a lot different. It looks a lot smoother - it's hard to get used to at first but it looks better when you do get used to it.

I reckon there'd be input lag when using a TV over a monitor if you want to game, but for other applications your PC will be fine if it's a 120 Hz 40" TV.

Bear in mind that in order to utilize the full potential of 120 Hz, or even see a minor difference when gaming, your PC will need to produce an output of 120 FPS, minimum.
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I know that watching TV at 120 Hz is a lot different. It looks a lot smoother - it's hard to get used to at first but it looks better when you do get used to it.

I reckon there'd be input lag when using a TV over a monitor if you want to game, but for other applications your PC will be fine if it's a 120 Hz 40" TV.

Bear in mind that in order to utilize the full potential of 120 Hz, or even see a minor difference when gaming, your PC will need to produce an output of 120 FPS, minimum.

I thought TV 120hz isn't true 120hz?confused.gif
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I reckon there'd be input lag when using a TV over a monitor if you want to game, but for other applications your PC will be fine if it's a 120 Hz 40" TV.
To hit on input lag, DLPs are great paired with a PC. The technology makes ghosting and input lag at least on par with any monitor, and the black levels are actually better. The primary downside is the extreme viewing angles, but that isn't a big issue as long as you are in the general ballpark of being centered.

I think plasmas are also decent as far as ghosting and input lag go, but don't quote me on that.
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best use for 60hz is for watching movies filmed at 24fps..in my opinion as a video editor, 120hz makes movies look like live video (think soap opera)..most TVs are switchable, and sports look great at 120hz. not sure about the benefit for gaming, i know nothing about video games.
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Originally Posted by Kaldari;15416362 

I think plasmas are also decent as far as ghosting and input lag go, but don't quote me on that.

I actually use a plsama for my monitor. I notice no lag or ghosting at all. I'm pretty sure that plasma has the fastest response time there is. The one thing I have been noticing though is I have to Vsync alot of games to get rid of screen tearing. I don't know if that has to do with 60hz or what, but it's fine with me. I don't need anything over 60 fps anyway. It takes a little stress off of my system.
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Originally Posted by PB4UGO;15416424 
best use for 60hz is for watching movies filmed at 24fps..in my opinion as a video editor, 120hz makes movies look like live video (think soap opera)..most TVs are switchable, and sports look great at 120hz. not sure about the benefit for gaming, i know nothing about video games.
120hz is actually known to be better for movie watching because 24 divides evenly into 120, as opposed to 60.
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120hz is actually known to be better for movie watching because 24 divides evenly into 120, as opposed to 60.

mathematically, yes, but to the eye, not always. 120hz mostly does away with the kind of motion blur that people can't always explain. it's kind of what makes us know the difference between something shot on film, and something shot live.

above all it's a preference, but a film shot at 24fps at 1/48 shutter displayed on a 60hz monitor gives you the same motion blur as watching it on film projected on a screen at the theater.

now, there's less of a difference from 60 to 120hz than there is from 120 to 240hz...240hz is garbage for hollywood movies. (again, my opinion)
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