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So after watching a side by side view of a 120hz screen and a 60hz screen I decided to buy a 120hz monitor. The video was so fluid and I could see that difference between them. It was quite breathtaking.

The monitor I bought was an Asus VG236. I just started playing with it and it is really cool. I can see the difference immediately just by dragging the windows around the screen.

I downloaded a few 1080P trailers and started watching them. But I didn't see that stark difference which I saw in the store. I loaded the video up on side by side monitors as well as my laptop and I still didn't see it. I was using VLC and I definitely have my monitor set to 120hz in the display settings. But that same feeling I had in the store was missing...

Is my brain playing tricks on me? Am I going crazy? Am I doing something wrong? I am gonna test some games now and check that out as well. If anyone has any suggestions or advice, that would be appreciated!

Thanks for reading!
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The video is probably 23.976 frames per second which is much less than 60 or 120 fps. As far as I know, VLC doesn't have any option to "smooth out" the video by averaging frames or whatever the more advanced playback software can do. Because of this the 60hz monitor will show the same exact frame for about 2.5 cycles and the 120hz monitor will display a single frame for about 5 cycles. I know come new TVs, recievers and bluray players do some magic to estimate an additional 2-4 frames in between these frames to display a more fluid motion.

I hope this helps to explain what is happening. If you want more fluid video you should research to see if there is some software that has that function. Good luck.
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