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I have a new Vizio 240HZ LED tv. Well, I went to Best Buy to purchase a monster HDMI cable and the store rep said I didn't need it. He said that my cable, which is by Time Warner, only pushes 60hz, so buying an expensive monster HDMI would not be worth it for cable viewing. My question is what point is it in having a 240hz tv if I can only view at 60hz due to my cable service?


Is DirecTv or DishNetwork stronger? If so, will my picture quality be better?


I appreciate any feedback!
 

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I have a standard $10 10 foot HDMI cable from my Cable STB to my 120Hz Vizio and you may need anythng better unless you need an HDMI cable over 15 feet long.

Real Cinema mode and/or Smooth Motion Effect as documented in user's manual discuss the methods that your TV can use to increase the incoming frame rate from 60fps to the TV's native 240hz output frame rate.
 

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Originally Posted by jmallymall /forum/post/18212557


Hi,


I have a new Vizio 240HZ LED tv. Well, I went to Best Buy to purchase a monster HDMI cable and the store rep said I didn't need it. He said that my cable, which is by Time Warner, only pushes 60hz, so buying an expensive monster HDMI would not be worth it for cable viewing. My question is what point is it in having a 240hz tv if I can only view at 60hz due to my cable service?


Is DirecTv or DishNetwork stronger? If so, will my picture quality be better?


I appreciate any feedback!

Higher frame rate, or faster vertical refresh, is an LCD display feature that is used to sell more HDTVs. No HD source (cable, DBS, fiber, IPTV, OTA) offers any higher frame rate than any other.


For LCD, faster vertical refresh is generally better, but in some cases it doesn't make much of a difference. Do a side by side comparison of two LCD HDTVs, one with 60Hz or 120Hz, and the other with 240Hz. See if there is any difference on fast moving images.


As for cables, buy the least expensive Monoprice cable available. Monster Cable is a good product but very, very overpriced.
 

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Originally Posted by k_ross /forum/post/18213475


At least the store clerk was honest when he said buying an expensive Monster HDMI cable isn't worth it.

An honest Best Buy salesperson? Best not be naming names, lest he/she get pulled in for "re-education"...
 
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