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can a 200hz tv play pc games at over 60hz (60fps)

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I use my 55'' TV as a monitor for my pc (i know this is not great for latency, resolution and so on but i prefer a big screen). The TV is rated at a real 200 Hz with a "True-motion" of 800 Hz why is it not possible to play games at a higher refresh rate than 60 Hz (60 fps), When I can watch Blu- ray movies and so on a at 200 Hz?
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Because I don't think any TV's are actually more than 60hz. They all advertise essentially "fake" refresh rates. I believe they interpolate the extra frames or something along those lines although I'm sure someone else could explain it much better.
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Because TV manufacturers are annoying. It's not true 200hz at all. It's 60hz. There's no other way round it unfortunately.
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Check out the blurbusters blog. There are some televisions that can be forced to run native 120hz 1080p.
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This thread should help you.

http://www.overclock.net/t/662628/60hz-vs-120hz-explained
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If the primary application of you display is gaming, I suggest against purchasing a 120hz[HDTV]. The benefit of 120hz technology in 120hz LCD HDTVs will not be utilized in gaming applications. The reason for this is, a 120hz LCD HDTV refreshes at 120hz, although, it will only accept a 60hz or lower input[even if they did accept 120hz inputs, it would simply render it at 60hz and double the frames; 60hz x2=120 instead of TRUE 120hz. In other words, 120hz LCD HDTVs are not TRUE 120hz displays]. Consequently, even if you are gaming at above 120 frames per second, you will not gain the benefit of seeing those additional frames.
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