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2 1080p plasmas - 1 600hz and 1 60hz, why such a difference?

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These 2 plasmas are only a couple of hundred dollars in difference but the refresh rate is extremely different - what is the better choice from the 2 and why is the 60hz more money? Am I not understanding the refresh rate and its values? see link:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....6074991&catId=
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post #2 of 12
600 Hz? Seeing that should cause your mental "what a load of marketing crap" meter to go off.

The lower price Samsung actually DOES have a 60Hz refresh, but there is a trick with the pixels to make them respond/flash faster...faking our eyes into possibly seeing a better picture.

http://www.tvlampsnbulbs.com/2009/03...d-motion-mean/
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post #3 of 12
the 60hz one is 3D ready and comes with 2 free pairs of 3D glasses, and is an inch larger
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post #4 of 12
600Hz = 60Hz but a couple of new gen 600Hz are 3D compatible
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post #5 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sorage View Post
600Hz = 60Hz but a couple of new gen 600Hz are 3D compatible
Not sure how 600 could = 60 can you please explain? I bought the 60hz 3d and feel like I down graded - did I?
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post #6 of 12
It is 600Hz sub field. It means that the plasma display is made up of 10 individual chambers. Each chamber is at 60Hz.
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post #7 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Psycho Homer View Post
It is 600Hz sub field. It means that the plasma display is made up of 10 individual chambers. Each chamber is at 60Hz.
huh? Chambers?
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post #8 of 12
Think of 10 equal squares on ur TV screen each doing 60Hz. Looks like a misprint to me anyway. One is 3d other isnt.
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post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrpep View Post
huh? Chambers?
Like 10 monitors stuck together with no bezels.
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post #10 of 12
Definately a misprint, your new D550 set is 600hz. Enjoy your new 3D TV
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