Originally Posted by gab09026
Hey no problem. Yes, I have a PS3 and I must say that both TVs are absolutely amazing in Blu-Ray--especially compared to last year's DLPs..much brighter...In fact, it would have been impossible to make a choice based on what I could see from home. However, I did get the opportunity to see both next to each other at a few stores. I am still in denial with the fact the new Mitsubishi DLPs seem to have slightly (and I emphasize slightly) better pictures than the Sammys. I am actually still not sold on this and I think I might have to do some more comparing to be completely positive. It's funny you mention the 120Hz. According to the specs on the new Samsung DLPs this year, they are 60Hz--it is just that some websites have not updated this yet because they were originally touted as being 120Hz. In fact, I'd have to doublecheck but I think CC has it listed as 60Hz and Best buy has it listed as 120Hz. This shouldn't be much of an issue with DLPs as they are with LCDs. If I'm wrong maybe someone can correct me. Well, keep in touch since we are in the same boat....good luck!
Thanks, I appreciate the info. I will keep in touch.
The question around 60Hz vs 120Hz is an interesting one and can be confusing.
The TV will show 60Hz on the display, that is actually showing you what the TV is receiving from the source, not how the TV is running. I have a 50A650 and I can confirm that at least the documentation states 120Hz (whether it is in there or not is another story), but I can tell you that my regular DVDs look TONS better than they did on my older DLP. Some of that is just pure PQ, but I think some maybe the refresh rate.
As for whether it matters on DLP, I think it does. At least from my understanding. Here's my shot at why I think so (article from which I paraphrased this is linked below). DLP does not need motion enhancement, because the response rate is in the microseconds, and that prevents motion blur, unlike LCDs which are just getting into the really low milliseconds.
However, the 120HZ is important for dealing with 24fps media. Film is 24fps, while TVs run at 30fps. There is no easy conversion from 24 to 30, so you get gaps and those gaps get filled with, well, fillers. This is the 2:3 (or is it 3:2) pulldown.
120HZ is supposed to get rid of the fillers because 120 is a direct multiple of 24 (24 *5), where as 60 is not.
I don't fully understand the relationship between FPS and HZ, but I do know they are related.http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-ente...ter-231872.php