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2 years ago#1
The TV monitors that almost make it look like the movie is moving at like 1.1 speed? I know that's probably not what it does, but that's the effect I've from 2 people's television. Like I can't 100% place it, but something was off about these screens and it looked like it was just moving faster.

Would this be some side effect of 120Hz refresh rates? I'm looking for a new TV, but I'm not sure if I should aim for 120 if that's what causes that effect.
2 years ago#2
TV's that say they are 120HZ usually lie
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2 years ago#3
Cool_Dude667 posted...
TV's that say they are 120HZ usually lie


Saw a smart TV claim 600hz at best buy.

Didn't know what to think about that one...
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2 years ago#4
SinisterSlay posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
TV's that say they are 120HZ usually lie


Saw a smart TV claim 600hz at best buy.

Didn't know what to think about that one...


Don't most, if not all, plasmas boast 600hz?
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2 years ago#5
Yes, I believe that is indeed what you're talking about. I can't stand that screen effect on movies. A few people I know have it on at all times at their house and can't even tell the difference, but it drives me crazy. It's useful for sports, but not much else. You usuall (I want to say always) have the option of turning it off no matter what TV you buy.
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2 years ago#6
dustybottoms7 posted...
Yes, I believe that is indeed what you're talking about. I can't stand that screen effect on movies. A few people I know have it on at all times at their house and can't even tell the difference, but it drives me crazy. It's useful for sports, but not much else. You usuall (I want to say always) have the option of turning it off no matter what TV you buy.


TBH, I can't stand regular movies and TV without it.
Good thing I don't watch TV or regular movies anymore.
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2 years ago#7
gastaman posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Cool_Dude667 posted...
TV's that say they are 120HZ usually lie


Saw a smart TV claim 600hz at best buy.

Didn't know what to think about that one...


Don't most, if not all, plasmas boast 600hz?


So the figure is pointless?
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2 years ago#8
Be sure not to confuse 120Hz monitors with 120Hz TVs... in the case of TVs this is referred to as motion interpolation, but is usually advertised by a manufacturer's proprietary name, e.g. Sony Motionflow, LG TruMotion, etc.

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

Basically what it does is insert additional frames into a video signal to increase perceived smoothness compared to the source, but the catch is that it can make things look unnatural or a bit too "animated"... I think it's called "the soap opera effect" in some circles.

120Hz monitors don't have this technology as far as I know (thank goodness).
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