Originally Posted by 666lbs
- with regard to you and your girlfriend, if I were going to build a point around the information you've given the first thing I would want to know is which of the two of you honestly spends more time using and particularly gaming on the computer.
I will asses this first
however! that being said, we do both game (however i do play more games more often) and i also have the more powerful computer (well the hardware shares blows back and forth, she has a better mobo, same cpu, however not OCed, i have a better gpu, whatever, not the point)
When we play the same games, i clearly get better fps, she is used to playing at stupidly low fps (less than 30 pretty much at any given time) which she is comfortable with
which supports your theory of being used to a certain framerate
however also you stated that once you jumped framerates even just to 60, it felt so artificialy smooth that you were sick.
This is where our specific scenario does not support your theory.
She hardly notices the difference in frames on my computer or at the store with different TVs even though she is used to sub 30fps, im used to ~60 fps.
so theoreticly the way you put it, i should be noticing less of a difference.
Now, im the more tech experienced one, but i know she isnt a stupid girl.
if it were up to her she would probly be fine with buying herself a standard 1080p tv or monitor and never notice a difference, not buying into the whole 120hz shinanigans.
which is fine, cause for those who dont actualy notice 120fps (or know what scenarios its appropriate for) are simply buying it for bragging rights/placebo .
for those of us who do actualy notice a difference between 60-120hz.... well thats where we are now.
getting sucked into this endless unproovable debate over whether or not "the human eye" is capable of seeing differences in framerates
NOW on that note, i dont belive the human eye has a "cap" for noticing frames.
we arent a machine that renders life at x amount of "frames" when we are looking at movements.
i do belive however that at a certain point you will notice diminishing returns on how high you can crank out a moving "picture"
There are many factors to consider here.
the added smoothness may come from the fact that your brain is seeing such fast motion in clarity (without blur) due to higher framerates. This may also be enhanced by the fact that you are looking at a moving "object" without actualy moving your feild of vision. This is what may cause the "faster than life" vision both you and i mentioned in our earlier posts.
Its a tangled web we weave.
I do belive that we can indeed perceive higher frames than we currently display, and unfourtunately i think the nay sayers have been veiwing non-120hz video (ie, streaming >60 ) on a 120hz display, giving them the perception of "120hz doesnt work"
at the same time as you have those who truely dont acutaly "see" the 120hz cause like above, they see a non 120hz feed but THINK they see it due to being told "YEAH this display has 120hz!!!)
this would cause war between the two sides and those of us who actualy know how to go about the < 60 land of displays get sucked into this war.
Basicly if you can truely notice the difference and find it appealing, feel free to grab yourself a 120hz monitor/tv (of course making sure you have the proper content to display it though)
if you do not notice the difference, dont bother. everyone is different
Sir, i attack your wall of text with my own, engaurd
Eee hehe, i love freindly debates