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Inducing Interpolation On Native 120Hz Displays

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I'm in the market for a 120Hz display, and am leaning so far towards the 23.6" OptX and was worried of really two things.

First and foremost are frame rates. Obviously to put out 120fps on most modern games requires quite the beefiest of cards, as well as upgrading often to continue to produce such numbers, this can be quite costly.

Second are for movies, some people dislike it, but in my preference I enjoy it (especially for animated films & sometimes sports). Since native 120hz displays don't interpolate, movies wouldn't get the same effect that games would, and they would be displayed at their original frame rates.

The first point mentioned I'm certain would be much more agreed upon.
So is there any method available to induce interpolation software-side without requiring gaming to beef out 120hz to get the desired effect, since the display can already output 120Hz? This would allow you to lock the game at 60fps and still get the smoothness a 120Hz screen can provide. This would of course be ideally for RPG or RTS games, where the slight lag wouldn't cause such issues.

EDIT: Interestingly enough I'm personally not interested in the 3D aspect of these displays at all, I just want that fluidity I see on display in stores.
Edited by Scytus - 4/3/11 at 1:46am
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My movies are way smoother on my 120hz monitor, although I wouldn't get the optx its horribly overpriced for what you get, like any other alienware product, I would get the benq monitor I have in my sig, it was featured on ncix tech tips aswell.
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My movies are way smoother on my 120hz monitor, although I wouldn't get the optx its horribly overpriced for what you get, like any other alienware product, I would get the benq monitor I have in my sig, it was featured on ncix tech tips aswell.
Yea I'm definitely looking at the BenQ as well.

But I'm really interested in finding an answer to this question, as it seems like it would be possible to induce the filling frames software-side, similar to how HDTV's with interpolation do.

This would also allow your rig the option to perform at 60fps and get 120fps smoothness, ideally for RPG/RTS games.
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Went through 2 Asus VG236H and both had dead pixel problems, so I cannot reccomend this monitor. Returned both and went with the Acer GD235HZ and haven't looked back. Amazon/Newegg has these monitors at a pretty good price if you get taxed up at Newegg or vice versa.

Games are running very fluid, but I can't seem to tell a difference in movies. I might be doing it wrong however.
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****ARISE FROM YOUR GRAVE****

There is this this software from the "smooth video project" that does exactly this, just tried it out with my AW2310 and it works pretty well, not as well as the TV's do (sometimes noticeable artifacts) but it is definitely worth looking at.
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