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Windows 7: Higher refresh rate?

06 Aug 2011   #11
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As a frame of reference, movies in the theater are presented at 24fps normally.
As for the 120Hz, I think that refers to how often individual pixels can go from gray to gray, or black to Gray, depending on how the makes want to impress you. Also closely related to response rate.

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06 Aug 2011   #12

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
As a frame of reference, movies in the theater are presented at 24fps normally.
As for the 120Hz, I think that refers to how often individual pixels can go from gray to gray, or black to Gray, depending on how the makes want to impress you. Also closely related to response rate.
These three things would be interesting to research indeed.

Here are some things I've found
Frame rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Response_time_(technology) <- response time is from black to white pixel (active to inactive), but vendors have tried stating a grey to grey respose time to get a better review (supposedly lower Ms average). Jerks o.0

I think I've failed. or google has failed me. can't find more information on the 120Hz subject
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06 Aug 2011   #13

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07 Aug 2011   #14

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Thank You

Thanks so much for the useful link.
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07 Aug 2011   #15

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The reason TVs went to 120Hz (240Hz, etc.) is as Britton30 mentioned, movies in theaters are 24FPS. At 60Hz, 24 does not divide equally, but at 120Hz it does (120 divided by 24 = 5). This is a TV thing, it doesn't transfer to LCD monitors refresh rate, which doesn't need to be changed, like CRT's did, as mentioned. A Guy
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07 Aug 2011   #16

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post

So in dealing with Frame-Rate, 60 is about all you need, yes?

That is a matter of strong contention.

60HZ vs 120HZ is another yet another holy war. 120HZ owners swear black and blue that 120HZ is infinitely superior to 60HZ, conveniently forgetting all the draw backs.

Current 120HZ panels are all TN - the lowest IQ of LCD panel types.

The necessary extra graphics grunt to push 120 frames per second vs 60 isn't for everyone.

Fluidity > everything else.


Forget all that guff about the human eye only being able to see X amount of frames. Technically it is correct, but there is a hell of lot difference between 30, 60 or even 120 FPS. If somebody can't notice a difference, they need to see someone to be checked out.

So yes, 60HZ is perfectly fine.
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07 Aug 2011   #17

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

And there is your answer folks. Well done derek +1 for you too

And I'd +1 you as well smarteye but you've already garnered my vote today
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07 Aug 2011   #18

 
 

So I have. Thanks mate
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07 Aug 2011   #19

Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit
 
 

Thank you all so much for your help - it's GREATLY appreciated.
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07 Aug 2011   #20
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You are welcome!
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