Black Friday Television Buying Guide Part 3
Refresh Rate – 120hz VS 60hz
You have probably heard these two terms before and been clueless, well it’s not that difficult to understand, basically these refer to a LCD TV’s refresh rate: 60Hz means 60 frames a second; 120Hz means 120 frames a second. Video is filmed at 24 frames a second and since 24 does not divide evenly into 60 the even frames are shown twice a second and the odd frames are shown three times a second. What this means is that to the trained eye 60Hz LCD TV’s will appear to drag or stutter.
If you go with a 120Hz LCD TV this eliminates the odd ratio because 24 goes into 120 evenly so all frames are shown five times a second. In all honestly the dragging / stuttering on a 60Hz LCD is only really noticeable if you are looking for it, otherwise it’s not very evident at all. It all comes down to how much you want to spend and how much of a critical eye you have.
This concludes our Television Buying Guide, stay tuned for our laptop buying guide coming right up.