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dirty bert 01-13-2009 01:27 PM

120 hz vs no 120 hz
is it worth the $800 more for the 120 Hz LCD? Replacing a 42 plasma with a 52 class LCD

rlpiii 01-14-2009 01:05 PM

Re: 120 hz vs no 120 hz
You really need to go to a store and do a side by side comparison. When the 120 Hz LCD's came out, my area Fry's had a side by side comparison set-up with the same brand of LCD TV showing the same movie, on the same player, and you could definitely see that the 120Hz model had the better picture. It will probably come down to if you can part with the extra $800.

ppd 01-15-2009 07:44 PM

Re: 120 hz vs no 120 hz

Originally Posted by dirty bert (Post 19437)
is it worth the $800 more for the 120 Hz LCD? Replacing a 42 plasma with a 52 class LCD

Well the prices have been coming down, atleast on the LG 5270 LCD 52inch I purchased.
It has 120hz and the tv look great, atleast it did in the store. I still need to pick it up.
Side by side with the top of the line SonyXBR Bravia in the store, HOWARDS, they were 'Neck and Neck'!

So, if you don't mind LG products, I'd recomend that one! Google it to read more about it.
btw, the prices ranges you will see on-line will vary from $2400-1800, possibly lower. (my purchase, $1697.)

Go For it, its the new tech and well worth-it at that price!

gem1201 01-16-2009 11:03 AM

Re: 120 hz vs no 120 hz
All LCD HDTVs blur and jitter fast moving objects. In an attempt to compensate for these artifacts, LCD HDTV manufacturer's have been marketing products with 100/120 Hz refresh rates. They may do a good job with jitter removal, but they do next to nothing for motion blur.

Plasma TVs operate differently than an LCD HDTV because their plasma cells switch 1,000 times faster than the best LCD pixel. They do not need a 100/120 Hz refresh rate to compensate for induced motion artifacts because they don't produce these artifacts. The Panasonic "480 Hz sub-field" refresh rate is a bit of marketing.

Panasonic has divided their plasma screens into 8 sections or "sub-fields". Each section is refreshed at 60 Hz, therefore, 8 sub-fields times 60 Hz equals a 480 Hz sub-field refresh rate. It does not mean anything to the picture quality. Its just the way their TV's work. Just remember that plasma TVs switch 1,000 times faster than any LCD and, therefore, they do not need the expensive 120 Hz co-processors and the artifacts that come with those co-processors. This is only one reason why I will only buy plasma over LCD screens. Check out the 42 inch series of Panasonic plasma screens. Shop wisely and you will find a 42inch 1080P around $800. By the way if you didnt know this Panasonic is now making the panels for Pioneer plasma .

G.M. 02-10-2009 12:42 PM

Re: 120 hz vs no 120 hz
I think that 120 Hz is worth it, but in the coming year Toshiba actually has all of their 120 Hz panels do 5:5 pulldown, which is nice. They will also have 240Hz panels which is even nicer to eliminate judder.

gem1201 02-10-2009 01:15 PM

Panasonic at the 2010 CES in Vegas
Next year at the 2010 CES in Vegas Panasonic will be showing a new line of plasma TVs that will be the the depth of 2 credit cards put together. Everything is going to be connected thru their new blu-ray disc player which in turn will be connected to the plasma of your choice.


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