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Video games on a 120hz LCD screen

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I haven't really been able to find much information regarding video games picture quality on 120hz LCD sets. Does anyone have a setup like that? And can you comment on whether or not video games look smoother on the 120hz sets?
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I dont like it, I use game mode on my Tv.

120 works but it TBE like crazy. Being your moving so fast and panning every direction and passing pillars etc it gets to distracting for myself.
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Originally Posted by JasonSuave View Post

I haven't really been able to find much information regarding video games picture quality on 120hz LCD sets. Does anyone have a setup like that? And can you comment on whether or not video games look smoother on the 120hz sets?

Its a trade off.

With the Samsung 5271, turning the auto motion plus feature to High makes 30fps games look like 60fps, which is quite stunning.

The downside is, there are artifacts in the picture sometimes with it on, like triple balls/crosshairs.

You can turn off the auto motion plus and the TV will still run in 120hz, but it looks the same as 60hz with a little less blur.
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the Samsung ln-t5271f looks incredible with the 120hz turned on. somegames you cannot tell that much, but saints row, gears of war, gta, etc.. all look INCREDIBLE.
It makes saints row look like a pixar film, and it makes gears of war look like little plastic toys! But, the samsung also creates the trible ball effect sometimes, where you get the rough pixelation around the moving character. but for me it was only noticable if you were looking for it. also the samsung does not have 1:1 pixel mapping, so the xbox 360 picture is zoomed just a bit, you lose about 3% of the screen around the edges.

I tried the Sony KDL-52xbr4 next, because it does have 1:1 pixel mapping.
When you turn on the moitionflow 120hz feature, you cannot really see any difference.
none at all actually, but there is no triple ball effect, or pixelation, I also had a newer set, 2/25/08. the picture was excellent though, about as good as it gets. there was also not much of a difference on movies on that set with the 120hz on.

But in the end, I am going to take the sony back, and exchange it for the samsung again. I cant live with out that 120hz look of the games! It was as close to looking through a window as i have seen!
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My situation is that I would be getting a 120hz TV just for the potential advantages of gaming only. I don't really prefer the 120hz motion for movies and TV, but I was hoping that it would essentially make games appear to run at 120fps. It sounds like games that run at 30fps look like 60, which is awesome. But, native 60fps games don't look any different. And, there are other issues, like artifacts that negatively impact the picture as well. So I guess my question is: is it really worth paying the premium to play games on a 120hz tv?
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This is something I'm wondering about. The Samsung 69 and 71 look promising to me, but I['m a bit hesitant with regards to this Triple Ball Effect and the 8ms responce time.
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I haven't really been able to find much information regarding video games picture quality on 120hz LCD sets. Does anyone have a setup like that?

Yes, Samsung 120hz gaming review here.
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