Details of little projects that I take on, usually of some technical nature and the trials and tribulations of trying to accomplish something doable. In addition, some of the inbetweens of life that come up and have to be done, need to be done or want to done while doing something else. In other words, I try to do a lot, but end up being, "Jim Do Little".
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
120 Hertz - It's the refresh rate, stupid!
I didn't know the answer to this today, hence the title to this post.
Walmart and other stores are advertising T.V.'s with a 1080p 120 Hz. LCD
something like this below:
55" Class LCD HDTV (54.64" diagonal viewing area)
Full High Definition 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
120Hz Smooth Motion technology
for a "normal" T.V., 60 Hz. (Hertz) is the refresh rate. Here, the higher number is better, but not necessary. On a computer monitor(CRT), 75 Hz. is more desirable if you notice "flickering". This usually occurs during action such as game play. If you have a decent LCD you probably don't notice this effect. If you have the money, go ahead, blow it! Just remember, the source of what you're watching matters to, so results may vary and often do.