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I'm seriously considering buying the Toshiba 46RV530U, which is 60hz. My question is: is there any real discernible difference between 60 & 120? I must admit, I'm not a videofile fanatic... so is the difference between 60 & 120 something I would actually notice & make a substantial difference in pq?


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I think it's one of those things you have to see for yourself in person. Some people think it's necessary to have 120hz but others can live with 60hz. Also kind of depends on what you plan on using your TV for. I imagine you would want the 120hz for fast pace gaming, action movies, sports, etc.
 

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The A550 Sammys have been selling well. I think it is kind of hit or miss. It either bothers you or it doesn't. Some people get used to it and it doesn't even bother them. I went with an A750 120Hz just to nullify the issue. I wouldn't tell anybody they SHOULD get the 120 if they don't actually notice the difference between 120 and 60. I know it's cliche, but I'd go down to a best buy or elsewhere and check out a couple sets with both and see.
 

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To me, it does make a pretty significant difference. I do notice pretty easily the motion issues that 60Hz LCD sets have.
 

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I went into Circuit City recently and watched one of the 120hz sets they had on special display. They were playing Batman The Dark Knight. I found the effect intolerable. I didn't like watching it. To me it looked like everything was playing in fast forward. I have a question, was this effect created by the 120hz, those auto motion plus features, or both?
 

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I went into Circuit City recently and watched one of the 120hz sets they had on special display. They were playing Batman The Dark Knight. I found the effect intolerable. I didn't like watching it. To me it looked like everything was playing in fast forward. I have a question, was this effect created by the 120hz, those auto motion plus features, or both?

The 120Hz doesn't cause it. 120Hz is simply how many times the image is shown on the screen in 1 given second. Auto Motion Plus is an entirely different feature that takes frame 1 of an image, then frame 2 of an image, and then AMP created a synthetic image of the 2 in between them. It creates the more 3D, soap opera like look. Some people love it and others hate it.
 

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I went into Circuit City recently and watched one of the 120hz sets they had on special display. They were playing Batman The Dark Knight. I found the effect intolerable. I didn't like watching it. To me it looked like everything was playing in fast forward. I have a question, was this effect created by the 120hz, those auto motion plus features, or both?

It's AMP and has nothing to do with 120hz. You can turn AMP off
 

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If you plan on watching blu-ray's 120 hz is a must have so you can watch at 24p.

I don't have a blu-ray yet but plan on getting one soon. Can you tell me what 24p is? Because if I can't use a Blu-Ray to it's fullest extent with a 60hz that just may be enough to bump my purchase up to 120hz.


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I don't have a blu-ray yet but plan on getting one soon. Can you tell me what 24p is? Because if I can't use a Blu-Ray to it's fullest extent with a 60hz that just may be enough to bump my purchase up to 120hz.

24p is the native mode of film, 24 frames per second.

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Does it matter? Depends. Since it's not a direct multiple of it's refresh rate displays use "pull down" (frame multiples) to covert a 24p signal to something they can show. A 60hz set does a 3:2 pulldown to display the image, a 120hz set will do a 5:5 (multiply it by 5) to display the signal.


It has an effect, some like the effect, others hate it - it all depends. It does not look like film, but you may like the effect. If your set does a good 3:2 pull down likely you'll never notice it.


For broadcast signals 120hz is pure marketing manure, it means nothing, nada, zip, zero, zilch.
 
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