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Just found out my TV isn't actually 120hz, what the heck?

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LG 46LD550, advertised as 120hz.. plugged my computer into it and what do you know, it only reports a max refresh rate of 70hz?

Also I never see that soap opera effect frown.gif
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Originally Posted by HelloHelloHello View Post

LG 46LD550, advertised as 120hz.. plugged my computer into it and what do you know, it only reports a max refresh rate of 70hz?
Also I never see that soap opera effect frown.gif
The 120HZ usually refers to the post-processing done by the Tru-Motion feature on the set.
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Wow that is just crap frown.gif
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Wow that is just crap frown.gif

not really, all TVs with a refresh rate higher than 60Hz work this way
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Originally Posted by HelloHelloHello View Post

Wow that is just crap frown.gif

As PlasmaPZ80U said, not really. It's always helpful to learn as much as you can about the new technologies so that you don't have any surprises like this. You probably don't see any SOE either because TruMotion is turned off.
post #6 of 11
As far as I know, zero 120hz TVs can accept a 120Hz input. Even the most expensive ones can't. One thing getting in the way is that standard HDMI can't do it. You would need high speed HDMI, or DL-DVI, or DisplayPort.
Edited by Luke M - 12/25/12 at 10:21am
post #7 of 11
Nowadays using anything less than a Certified High Speed HDMI cable for the HDMI 1.4 hardware spec would be silly. Most, if not all new tv's comply with the 1.4 hardware spec.
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As PlasmaPZ80U said, not really. It's always helpful to learn as much as you can about the new technologies so that you don't have any surprises like this. You probably don't see any SOE either because TruMotion is turned off.

No, it's defintiely on.
post #9 of 11
A 120 Hz TV displays 120 images per second. See:

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/soap-opera-effect-motion-interpolation

Also the INFO button on most HDTVs displays the resolution that the TV is receiving and not the resolution that the TV is displaying
post #10 of 11
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No, it's defintiely on.
I think everyone is saying that signals into the TV are 60Hz, and the TV itself doubles the frame rate internally to 120Hz. Trumotion then allows you to increase the adjustment to eliminate blur... turning it up all the way should lead to the soap opera effect. I do recall reading that certain LG models were advertised as having Trumotion but it wasn't implemented in the firmware. Possibly firmware updates provided it for owners. The best thing you could do is to read the LG thread for your model and see what you can find out there.
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I think everyone is saying that signals into the TV are 60Hz, and the TV itself doubles the frame rate internally to 120Hz. Trumotion then allows you to increase the adjustment to eliminate blur... turning it up all the way should lead to the soap opera effect. I do recall reading that certain LG models were advertised as having Trumotion but it wasn't implemented in the firmware. Possibly firmware updates provided it for owners. The best thing you could do is to read the LG thread for your model and see what you can find out there.

This. And the fact that your computer says it can go up to 70hz is not necessarily what the tv can accept. As stated above, tv's normally will only accept a 60hz (or 24hz in some cases) signal. If the tv specs say it's a 120hz set, then it is.
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