Why would a television rated at 600 hertz be better than a TV rated at 60 hertz?
#104061. Asked by Bronxiteone. (Mar 22 09 12:22 PM)
According to this site they aren't necessarily better.|
The Hertz is basically the refresh rate - but this is only important in LCD screens.
"This year, it’s refresh rate—how many times per second a screen can create a new image. When you talk refresh rate, you’re most likely talking about LCDs. Standard screens that refresh 60 times per second blur movement because they can’t update images fast enough to show action quickly. In the past two years, companies started brining out sets that refresh doubly fast, at 120 times per second, also known as 120 hertz."
It's plasma TVs that are using the 600Hz.
"Plasma pixels can’t vary their brightness. They can only be on or off. But plasmas can vary how long a pixel is on for. And the longer a light shines (in milliseconds), the brighter it looks."
So you are really comparing apples and oranges.
A 120 Hz would be better than a 60 Hz LCD and a 600 Hz Plasma would be better than a 480 Hz but you cant compare the two technologies.
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