TVs

120 hz vs 240 hz

  • is the price difference b/t 12hz & 240hz justifiable? What does increase in HZ do for quality of video & audio

  • Very little actually. A lot of  TV recordings are filmed at 24 frames per second, so a TV that has the ability to do support 120 frames per second or 240 frames per second are pretty much redundant.

    Still, many of these higher refresh rate TVs have less motion blur/lag, but it's only hardly due to the faster frame rate abilities, as again, the video you're watching is unlikely to have been recorded above 30 frames per second.

    Word has it the programing in the works for the new 4K TVs MAY reach 120 frames per second, but don't count on it being used in video recordings for a while.

    In the end, it's largely marketing ploy. consumers have been slowly brainwashed to believe more is better, so a larger number just must mean it's better, right. Nope, not in this case.

    Remember back to old CVT televisions, can you remember seeing such levels of motion lag as was present in early LCD TV's? NO. And these relics were 60Hz.

    A little reading for you.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frame_rate

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2379206,00.asp

    http://hometheater.about.com/od/televisionbasics/qt/framevsrefresh.htm