Originally Posted by Scott Simonian
There are no consumer level hdtv's that accept a signal higher than 60hz regardless of what ever moniker of "capability" they want to advertise.
, as of Year 2013. What you said was formerly true, but isn't true anymore. So please stop spreading myths.See HDTV Refresh Rate HOWTO: True 120Hz from PC to TV
Also, some plasma displays also apparently supports true 120Hz from computer to TV, such as certain Panasonic plasmas.
They are listed in the Comments section at the bottom of the above link.
Also, new technology development to pay attention to: Recently, as of year 2012-2013, a few LCD's came out with ultrahigh-efficiency motion blur reduction strobe backlights that do not use motion interpolation. These actually manage to approach the motion resolution of a CRT. Basically, the LCD is kept in dark while it's refreshing, and the backlight is strobe-flashed briefly only on fully refreshed frames. So it flickers like a CRT/plasma and has the motion resolution of a CRT/plasma. They include the nVidia LightBoost
strobe backlight, and the Sony's Game Mode low-lag Motionflow Impulse
. These are the only two LCD's that have less motion blur (in Game Mode, and without interpolation) than the average plasma display in consumer territory. There are more in the professional industry, Eizo just announced their new interpolation-free strobe-backlight "240Hz" computer monitor using a VA panel (Eizo FDF2405W, page 15 of PDF manual reveals the strobe technology); the same as LightBoost and Sony's "Impulse" mode), but that's not targeted towards gamers.
There's another thread on AVSFORUM
that covers the brand new Game Mode compatible high-efficiency motion blur reduction strobe backlight technologies. They literally do miracles to LCD motion resolution according to rave reviews
. Motion resolution is improved by approximately 4x up to approximately an order-of-magnitude (e.g. for a specific speed of game-panning motion similiar to www.testufo.com/#test=photo
-- the dramatic improvement in motion clarity is where there was 10 pixels of motion blurring, there now becomes only 1 pixel of motion blurring). That said, I should note that QNIX QX2710 (no strobe backlight, much more motion blur) and the Sony HDTV's (with strobe backlight) generally has better color quality than LightBoost LCD's, but it's noteworthy that certain LCD panels suddenly leapfrogged plasma in motion resolution.
For movie quality, I still recommend plasma, IPS or VA. But if computer gaming motion resolution is your kind of thing, and more important than color, nothing currently beats a LightBoost LCD (a whopping 12x more motion resolution than a 60Hz LCD monitor, and 6x more motion resolution than non-strobed LCD 120Hz -- the rave reviews linked above say it has less motion blur than Sony FW900 CRT computer monitors!)