Apr 22 2013
What is real refresh rate for Samsung UE32F5500?
Mar 26 2013
LG is now advertising the refresh rate in term of "Motion Clarity Index" and the TV show values of 200 Hz and 400 Hz for both 2D and 3D TVs. Is this an inflated, marketing trick? What is the real refresh rate present in LG TVs?
Here is a table for you:
Jul 31 2012
What is the true refresh rate on a samsung 720 CMR?
The panel refresh rate of an 720 CMR is 240Hz. We added a table above to do the conversion from Samsung's CMR to the real panel refresh rate.
Aug 05 2013
The table seems to have changed, LG 200 MCI was previously categorized under 50hz but it is now 100hz. Any reason why this changed?
This was an error that has been corrected. All of the series 6 from LG are 100Hz.
Apr 15 2013
Could you add the refresh rates for the Panasonic TV models to the table also?
We updated the tables in the main article to include it.
Apr 12 2013
Could you please add a table for Toshiba as well? I have a 40TL938G with a 200Mhz AMR. I'd really want to see the refresh rate of the panel. The TV is fine for me , just wanna know if it's something better for a similar price , as I need to buy a new one soon :).
Dec 16 2012
A Samsung CRM of 600 is actually equals to how many Hz?
200Hz. As mentioned in a previous question, multiply the CRM number of a 50Hz country by 1.2 to convert it to a 60Hz country, and then use the table provided.
Mar 31 2013
The new Samsung F8000
is 1200hz CMR , but is it 240Hz or 300Hz?
Nov 29 2012
Is there really a difference between Sony Motionflow 120hz vs Motionflow 240hz?
Both Sony MotionFlow 120 and 240 have the same panel refresh rate of 120Hz. A MotionFlow of 240 only adds blacklight flashing to it. You will not really see a difference between the two in term of motion blur reduction. We updated the table (MotionFlow 120 was missing from it).
Apr 06 2013
I have noticed the table above states that the LG motion clarity index rating of 200hz equates to a real refresh rate of 100hz, but have seen some retailers advertising this as a 50hz set. Is there a way of verifying the figures with certainty?
This was an error in our table, it is now fixed (thank you for pointing it out). The only way to be 100% sure is to watch the TV and see if there is any soap opera effect (assuming that setting is turned on).
Aug 23 2012
Is 200Hz CMR good for LED TVs and is there a big difference with 400Hz CMR in term of picture sharpness and clearness?
Both a 200Hz CMR and 400Hz CMR have a real panel refresh rate of 100Hz, so their quality is about the same. The bigger CMR of 400Hz is just a marketing gimmick that includes the video processing rate and backlight rate.
Dec 27 2012
Could you add Philips PMR in the refresh rate conversion table?
We did not add it in the main table because our majority of our visitors are coming from the United States and Philips does not uses PMR here. But here it is:
Apr 12 2013
What is real refresh rate for Samsung UE40F6400 (200 HZ CMR)?
Dec 06 2012
What is Toshiba's Active Motion Rate? How much is 100 Hz Active Motion Rate?
Toshiba's Active Motion Rate is not in the table because Toshiba's TVs for North America do not have that technology. Here are the Toshiba Active Motion Rate to real panel refresh rate conversion: 100Hz AMR (Active Motion Rate) is a 100Hz panel inside. 200 AMR = 100Hz, 400 AMR = 200Hz, 800 AMR = 200Hz.
Dec 07 2012
I bought a Samsung UA46ES5600 LED TV. It has 100Hz refresh rate. Is there a noticable difference in picture quality compared to a 120Hz tv? Should I trade it in for a 120Hz tv instead?
They are actually the same thing. The actual number depends on your country and the frequency of the AC electricity that goes into your home, 50Hz or 60Hz. A 100Hz refresh rate in a 50Hz country is the equivalent of a 120Hz refresh rate in a 60Hz country. They both are twice the base frequency. So if you bought a 100Hz, that means you couldn't actually buy a 120Hz in your country. You can convert a 60Hz based refresh rate to a 50Hz by simply dividing by 1.2 and this applies also to the inflated marketing number like Samsung's Clear Motion Rate: 240 = 200, 480 = 400, 720 = 600, 840 = 700 and 960 = 800. We did not put both in the table above to keep it simple. There is one difference though, and it is how they handle playing video at 24 frames per second. In a 60Hz, 24 fps is fit by using the 3:2 pulldown technique as described above. In a 50Hz TV though, the movie is actually speed up by 4.2%, so a 1h40 min movie will actually be played in 1h36. This isn't very noticeable.
Mar 12 2013
I just recently purchased the Samsung 40EH5300, and while I love the TV per se, I'm noticing a blue hue or halo around moving people and objects...what is this? How can it be fixed?
This is most likely motion blur: the panel cannot draw the images fast enough so they end up superposing themselves. This is common for TVs in this price range. While it cannot be fixed, you can try playing with the settings to reduce it (like the LED Motion Plus setting).
May 26 2013
Please excuse the apparent impertinence of this question, but are you sure your table of refresh rate values for Panasonic in the "rest of the world" section are correct for 200hz equivalence? Panasonic don't seem to have ever offered a 3600 Hz backlight scan (ie equiv. to 200hz) in any size, price range or yearly range inc. 2013 - max is 1600Hz backlight scan. Is it possible that they do not understand the requirements for active 3D, or has there been some sort of typo in your table perhaps?
/WT65 is indeed listed as a 4200Hz/3600Hz backlight scan, so the table is correct. The store that you are looking at might not have that model though, or the country that you live in. From a quick search, it is available in the UK at least. Panasonic LED TVs do not use active 3D, but passive 3D; so there is no refresh rate requirement for 3D.
Apr 16 2013
Are the new Toshiba ClearScan refresh rates actual refresh rates?
ClearScan is Toshiba's name for its motion interpolation technology, so yes.
Apr 30 2013
Does the Sony 32w670a have motion interpolation and what is panel refresh rate of the TV?
Yes. It is a 100Hz panel.
Jan 03 2013
What are the actual refresh rates for Vizio SPS?
A Vizio 240Hz SPS is a 120Hz panel inside, while a 120Hz SPS is a 60Hz panel.
Feb 10 2013
Is the Vizio M470VSE a true 120 refresh rate?
No, it is a 120Hz that includes the backlight scanning. This is why Vizio calls it effective refresh rate instead of only refresh rate.
Dec 10 2012
I currently have a Sharp Aquos 40" smart Tv. I am considering buying a larger one and moving this one to a smaller room. Should I be looking at a 60Hz or is the extra money for 120 worth it?
If you do not care about the soap opera effect, get a 60Hz.
Apr 29 2013
Why dont you recommend more than 120Hz? Can some sports, such as football, formula 1, be watched perfectly on 100Hz actual rate?
The difference is reduced after that. Yes they are better but for the majority of people, 120Hz is good enough. There is no such thing as perfect especially on an LED.
Oct 22 2013
Could you please add a table for Sharp LCD TVs? It is only one producer of LCD panels with real 100 or 200 Hz, no motion interpolation.
Sharp does list the native panel refresh rate in their spec. It also list separately the AquoMotion number.
Nov 15 2013
What is the actual refresh rate for the TOSHIBA 50L2333, all sellers are saying 100Hz but some say 50Hz! I need a decent refresh rate as im getting a TV for primarily gaming (next gen 1080p). So what would the AMR 100 do?
The refresh rate does not matter at all for console gaming. Console games either have 30 or 60 frames per second. Also, has shown in the video of this article, the refresh rate is not a good indication of the motion blur.
Oct 31 2012
I don't understand your table regarding CMR. Samsung 60hz produces 60-120. Does that mean it varies up to 120 or just that two models are available on the market? Looking at 60hz with CMR 60 for video gaming. Recommendation?
Both a CMR of 60 and 120 have the same panel refresh rate of 60Hz. This means you will not see the difference between the two in term of refresh rate. They advertise it as 120 because they add to the 60Hz number the image processor speed (but a 60 CMR still has an image processor, so it is just a marketing gimmick). If it is within your budget, the jump to a CMR of 240 will be more noticeable. If not, go for the 60 CMR (assuming the other specifications are the same).
Nov 19 2012
The manufacturers are not informing the type of panel used, the relation between response time and refresh rate, the radiation released, the distance at which the TV can be clearly seen similar to crt and the color ghosting angle and distance. How can I find that information before purchasing a LED TV?
Yes, this is frustrating. Unfortunately, most of this information is not available, even if you ask the manufacturer directly. This is why Rtings.com started, to clarify all of this. We can't manually test all of the existing TVs, there are way too many of them, but we can help you understand the technologies so you can make an informed buying decision. If you do not find what you are looking for on our website or still need more clarification, send us an email.
Dec 10 2012
Is lg 800hz MCI better than Samsung 400hz CMR?
LG 800 MCI correspond to a 200Hz panel, while a Samsung 400 CMR is a 100Hz panel. Even if a 200Hz panel is technically better, the difference is not really noticeable when watching 2D content.
Jul 21 2013
Hi I'm looking at buying the 60" F7100
in singapore where it is listed as CMR 600MHz which doesn't seem to match its US counterpart listed at 720 in terms of real refresh rates (first falls into 100MHz and second into 240MHz). Am I misreading the chart and the two TVs are in fact the same?
Yes they are the same. The advertised marketing material sometimes varies per country.
Feb 08 2013
Can you please explain how plasma 600hz sub field motion fits into all this? Does it use image interpolation? How does this fit with 24p? 600/24 = 25? Will plasma with its 600hz perform on par or better than a true 240hz lcd/led panel?
A Plasma 600Hz is not the same thing as refresh rate. When LCD TVs started to advertised refresh rates, customers wanted to compare them to Plasmas so manufacturers came up with a number in Hz. It correspond to the number of times per second a plasma cell is charged to emit light. Note that Plasmas never suffered from motion blur like LCDs, so they only advertise this to make that clear. Most Plasmas now also support image interpolation and 24p playback, but some older/low models don't.
Mar 03 2013
Hitachi has "120Hz 1080p Perfected (1920 x 1080)". What does this mean?
This is just a marketing term that they use when referring to their 1080p 120Hz TV. This is no different than a 120Hz 1080p television with motion interpolation.
Oct 20 2013
What is the real refresh rate for Samsung UE55F6640?
Oct 22 2013
What is the real refresh rate for Samsung UN55F7100
Jan 28 2014
I want to buy the LG 42LN5400
and using it as a display for my pc. Will this tv able to handle 60 Hz input from my GPU ?
Also is this tv 4:4:4 chroma capable ?
Yes and yes.
Nov 28 2012
Does all 120Hz+ televisions can support to display a source input at 120Hz? My concern is just that in 5 years or so, would I need a TV to support this?
No, there is currently no HDTV available that offically support playing 1080p @ 120Hz, not even the high end 240Hz televisions. They can only display at that speed with their own motion interpolated frames. Currently, only some computer monitors can display such signal, mostly because only computers can output at that speed. We updated this article to include a section on this, with further explanation.
Jan 12 2013
Does 60hz vs 120hz matter for gaming on Xbox 360 or ps3; especially for 1st person shooters?
There is no console that output at 120Hz. There is no TV that accept such signal anyway. Also, motion interpolation increase to much the input lag that it becomes unusable for games, especially FPS. Therefore, no, a 120Hz is useless for games. However, the best TVs are at least 120Hz these days, so good TVs with minimal motion blur and good picture quality are at least 120Hz. So do not look at the refresh rate, but you will have a better picture quality with higher end models.
Jan 14 2013
How does the Panasonic Back Light Scanning Hertz equate to the actual refresh rate of the picture? An 800Hz BLS in general refresh rate terms?
No. As the name says, it is the scanning of the backlight, not the panel. It correspond to a 100Hz refresh rate.
Mar 19 2013
I purchased a TCL 48" set on Amazon.com which claims it has a Refresh Rate of 240hz. When I received my set I noticed there was no lag or judder BUT there wasn't that Soap Opera Effect I liked from an old Samsung set I had. Upon researching TCL's website, they do not list the set as being "240hz". Upon further research I found that Samsung and other companies purchase TCL's panels to make their own sets. I'm not sure if the set has a refresh rate of 240 since I cannot enable/disable it on the set. Do you know if the model LE48FHDF3300ZTA has a true refresh rate of 240 or 120 or is it just a 60 hz rate with a high backlight processing speed? I'm thinking the latter but not sure. Any help is appreciated.
Like previously mentioned, if it doesn't have the soap opera effect, it doesn't matter what the panel refresh rate is. It will only draw 60 frames per second. If you like your set, do not worry about numbers.
Apr 30 2013
Are you sure Sony 480 uses a 120Hz panel? I thought they used a 240Hz panel.
This is for 2013 and confirmed by Sony. In 2012 it was 240Hz.
Jul 11 2013
What is the native refresh rate for the panel for an LG LA6200
TV? I keep seeing conflicting comments everywhere, so I'm wondering if you guys know if this TV is a true 120hz panel or a 60hz one?
120Hz and it does have the motion interpolation setting. Check out our full review of it here
, including a slow motion video.
Aug 21 2013
Is "TruMotion" a gimmick? It's a video software that interpolates up to 120hz -- but they've only got 60hz frames. Is that typical of all 120hz tvs? Using a video software to make it 120hz? or do some (better) models provide legitimate 120hz frames?
Yes its a video software feature that creates fake frames. All 120Hz TVs works that way and none of them accept a real 120Hz input.
Aug 24 2013
What does Samsung mean by having a tv like the UN65F6300
with a 120hz and a Clear Motion of 240? Also the 6400 is listed at 120hz but a Clear Motion of 480? This is confusing to me
All the 6 series have 120Hz panels. The Clear Motion number is just marketing to try to differentiate the models more even though the only difference between these TVs is side features like 3D.
Sep 21 2013
What is the real refresh rate for LG's LA6210?
120Hz. Check out our review of the equivalent model LA6200
where we have a slow motion video of it.
Oct 27 2013
I'm looking for a 120Hz screen for my computer and I plan to watch movies and play games at over 100fps.
Is the Samsung 40f6100 a true 120Hz pannel with all the effects like movie mode-motion "magic" turned off? I want a screen able to behave like a 120Hz monitor.Or I should go for f6500?
Unfortunately, there are no TV that officially support an input frame rate of more than 60fps yet. It can be done on some TVs, but it is undocumented and not guaranteed.
Nov 20 2013
I just purchased a LG 60LN5710 from Best Buy at $899. It advertised at 120HZ, is this the true Hz?
I just looked on LG's website, it mentions the MCI at 800.
Yes, it is a real 120Hz. It does have motion interpolation and 24p.
Dec 01 2013
Does TV with 3D option take away from picture quality when on normal TV?
Not at all. It is a separate additional feature that doesn't affect 2D capabilities. If you want though, all 3D TVs contains a 2D to 3D converter (but it isn't as good as native 3D content).
Jan 05 2014
I purchased a Samsung un55d7050 from Costco last year. I thought it was a top of the line tv. It's clear motion rate is 720 and I got it for $1600. I just saw a new samsung that's out with a clear motion rate of 1200 but the tv is $2600. Is it that much of a difference in picture to justify and extra $1000?
No, the picture quality difference is minimal. It is mostly for the extra features.
Jan 21 2014
What do you think about IKEAs Uppleva 46" TV?
Unfortunately, we haven't tested it so cannot comment.
Jan 30 2014
The 32LN5400 has 100 MCL, that translates to 50Hz panel refresh. If I hook it up to my GPU and using VSync, does it mean that I will stuck to 50Hz also? or can it display 60Hz?
It does supports 60Hz.
Nov 21 2012
I am looking at a 50" Samsung LED Smart Full HD 1080P TV with 120 Clear Motion Rate (CMR) or a "not smart" version of the same for about the same price with 240 CMR. I like the idea of having "Smart" capability. Will I really notice the difference on a 120 vs 240 CMR?
As mentioned above, the jump from 120 CMR to 240 CMR is equivalent to a jump of a 60Hz to 120Hz refresh rate. You will most likely notice a small difference, but not coming from the refresh rate alone, but the overall picture quality instead (being a better overall panel). However, if you will use the Smart TV functionalities (actually using them, not just playing with them for the first day then forgetting about them), opt for that one even if it has a slightly less good picture quality. The difference the extra Smart TV functionalities could give you is greater than the difference in picture quality.
Nov 23 2012
Would viewing 3D on a Sony 120Hz panel with 240 Motionflow activated give the same effect as viewing 3D on a true 240Hz panel?
No. When viewing 3D on a Sony MotionFlow 240 TV, the glasses still flashes at 120 times per second. You need a MotionFlow of 480 for the glasses to alternates at 240 times per second.
Jan 09 2013
My Philips has a 100 Hz Perfect Motion Rate. What is its actual refresh rate?
A Philips Perfect Motion Rate of 100 equals a panel of 50Hz.
Jan 22 2013
Could I use in France a LED 120Hz TV bought in USA (power source of the item 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz) with an USB TNT tuner or french cablebox like Freebox ?
It depends which models. Most US TVs do not support a 25/50 Hz input via HDMI, but some do. Also, the USB TNT tuner will not work on any TV, this is meant to be used with a PC, not a TV.
Feb 01 2013
I am in doubt about two different TVs: one is a Sony 60" with motion flow 240hz and the other is a Sony 55" with motion flow 480hz. My preference is a bigger TV, but I'm in doubt about the refresh rate. Is the difference too big?
If you are in doubt, get the bigger one (the 60" with Motion Flow 240Hz, so a panel of 120Hz). The majority of people will prefer the difference in size than the difference in picture quality of the jump from 120Hz to 240Hz (real refresh rate, not Motion Flow). The difference in picture quality is there, but unless you are very picky, the difference in size is bigger.
Mar 28 2013
I play a lot of FPS and stuff on PS3 but I am experiencing lag on a console? My tv is a BenQ 23 or 24 inch Full Hd led but it only has 50hz (I live in Denmark so we have 50hz 100hz 200hz 400hz 600hz 800hz). So would it make a difference if I bought a tv with 100hz or shall I go safe and pick one with 200hz?
Lag, or also called input lag, is not affected by the refresh rate of the panel. It is mostly affected by the amount of processing the TV does to the input signal. Therefore, getting a higher refresh rate TV will not solve your problem (unless that TV does less processing). Try disabling all settings and set your TV into gaming mode.
Apr 20 2013
Do you think motion blur for decent/good quality LED TVs these days is significantly worse than for plasmas of the same size?
Yes, but LED motion handling is good enough for 90% of the population. Most people will not even be able to tell the difference between an LED and plasma motion wise. When using normal footage (like a movie), motion blur can barely be seen and most of the time it is actually in the video content. The difference between a plasma and LED is more evident when using special patterns, created to expose these flaws.
Jul 06 2013
I just bought a toshiba with a supposed frame rate of 120hz. However, when I push the info it reads "frame rate: 60." Why the discrepancy? Are these different units of measurement?
The TV displays the input signal, which does not include its own generated frames. This is normal, every TV does this.
Aug 07 2013
I know you said not to worry about plasma hz, but I don't know whether to buy a LED or plasma, and I want the most true picture possible for my money. So a 2500hz FFD is equivalent in LED hz? Is it worth the cost in electricity bills to get a plasma rather than a LED? Lastly if I purchase a PVR TV, will any USB work or does it have to be the TV makers brand of USB or HDD for recording?
A 2500Hz FFD can't be compared to an LED Hz because it is not the number of frames per second the TV can display. Nearly all plasmas have less blur than an LED. Check out our full plasma vs led guide
for the full throw down including power consumption. Any USB drive will work with your PVR TV.
Aug 20 2013
-- this 'trumotion 120' is throwing me off. Is this true 120hz or not?
It does have the motion interpolation settings, so yes, it can generate 120 frames per second.
Aug 31 2013
shows "TruMotion 120Hz" on LG website, no reference to actual refresh rate, and no reference at all to this feature in the box or manual. In the stores (Bestbuy, Futureshop, Costco, etc.) they are advertising as native 120 Hz and TruMotion 120 Hz. From your table, it looks like trumotion 120 hz is actually 120 hz but reading over your article it seems like it could be 60 hz or 120 hz and remains a hidden fact.
does not have motion interpolation, but it does have 24p playback. The actual refresh rate number does not matter. The motion blur is the same as the LA5700 or the LA6200
(check out our slow motion videos).
Sep 11 2013
I am about to buy the LG 55LA6408. Most comments at the internet say that it has a 50 Hz panel. Are you really sure that its 100 Hz?
Yes, check out our slow motion video of the LA6200
(the model equivalent in North America) to see the motion interpolation feature. You can clearly see the added frames.
Oct 30 2013
Are 120Hz televisions bad for gaming?
They are not bad, it is just that the 120Hz is not useful for console gaming. Motion interpolation needs to be turned off during games because it adds too much input lag. Also, console games are only 30 or 60 frames per second.
Nov 12 2013
I was considering a 100Hz TV (LG), but now I can get the 200Hz version for the same price. The TV's are very similar, just some more features on the 200Hz version which also has better looks. Is there any disadvantage chosing the 200Hz version? Can you set the 200Hz to 100Hz instead if that's a problem?
There is no downside, so if they are the same price, get the higher model.
Nov 20 2013
has 2500 Hz and GT60 has 3000 Hz. So what is the real refresh rate values for Panasonic of that kind?
The refresh rate of plasma TVs does not mean the same thing as of LCDs, so you can't really compare the number. It isn't the number of full frames that they can display per second, but the duration of the short period of excitement of the phosphor cell. To display a full frame, it will flashes multiple times (depending on the intensity of the picture).
Nov 26 2013
What is a better tv between the Vizio M401i-a3 and the Samsung UN40f6300
We haven't tested that Vizio yet unfortunately, so we can't compare them. The UN40F6300
is a really good TV though for the price.
Nov 27 2013
I'm pondering over two different LED TV's the Samsung UN46F6300
and the LG 47LN5700
both are smart TV's and slightly different cost. Which is better?
It depends what you prefer. The UN46F6300
has an overall better picture quality, especially the contrast. However, the viewing angle is less than the 47LN5400
. If you don't care about the viewing angle, go for the Samsung.
Dec 18 2013
Good review about refresh rate on each brand and model. But I am confused about what is best for FPS or better for ps3, HD movies, streaming, 3D content on movies and ps3 games because I want to buy a tv that give me all my needs. I have two models in mind: Sony KDL-55w805a and LG 55LA6600. Which of these two you would recommend, or another one?
We haven't tested these exact models, but they should be really similar. Both uses IPS LCD panels and are passive 3D, therefore Sony most likely bought it from LG.
Dec 24 2013
I have read that it's sometimes better to reduce the MCI value; could you please tell me how to set this value?
You can disable the motion interpolation by disabling the TruMotion settings in the menu.
Dec 24 2013
I have a Samsung UE55F6740 and there is significant motion blur and ghosting effect with video games and sports streaming from satellite. They claim the TV has 600 CMR (Clear Motion Rate) even though the TV only has a refresh rate of 100 Hz. This additional processing does not help get rid of the blur or ghosting effect. Do you thing this is a problem with all Samsung LED TV's? and apart from the burn-in effect on PLASMAS, would you recommend the Panasonic P50GT60B or Samsung PS51F5500 for gaming?
Yes, this is common to all LEDs and it isn't due to the refresh rate of the TV. You will be better off with a plasma. Note however the part of the blur that comes from the low frame rate of the source content cannot be eliminated on any display.
Dec 27 2013
I really enjoy this article and the questions listed. Being in the market for a 32 inch HDTV, I just purchased a Vizio M321-A2 (60Hz real refresh rate), and it seems to be fairly good, with some mixed reviews. It apparently uses backlight scanning to get the advertised 120 Hz "effective refresh rate". I noticed that with the picture settings off, it seems to behave a little better. I like to watch sports, and am concerned with motion blur, which I notice sometimes. Was contemplating exchanging with a Samsung UN32F6300
, which although it seems to be a 120hz Real Refresh Rate (CMR=240), but costs a few hundred dollars more. Do you feel that it would be an overall better HDTV?
Yes, it is a better overall TV, but not for its refresh rate. While it has a narrower viewing angle, it has better contrast and slightly less motion blur.
Dec 29 2013
I bought LG 55LA7400
because of its capability of Trumotion 240HZ. But the thing is, I tried blu ray Disc, Xbox one Games, 3D Disc, and Live NBA games on this TV, when I press the display button on the remote, it only shows 1080P/60HZ. Is there anyway I can adjust the refresh rate. Or, like what you said, the TV will convert to 240HZ internally.
This is normal. It displays the input frame rate of the source, which is independent of the TV. If you turn on TruMotion, it will convert to 240Hz internally.
Jan 08 2014
What is the true refresh rate of a Samsung model UN46EH5000?
Jan 09 2014
I currently have a lg 55la691v on trial from a dealer. The dealer said it was 100hz, but the display on the tv while watching says 50hz no matter which channel I watch, and there's a sticker on the back saying something about power: 50/60hz. I'm also less than impressed while playing FIFA 14, and the goalie kicks the ball out and the picture is a bit blurry for a second. Is this the tv or the ps4? Is the tv 100 hz? I'm not sure I've found the optimal setting for playing though.
This is normal. The TV will display the input signal frame rate, not the panel. And at the back, it is the frequency of the electricity needed. When playing console games, the refresh rate of the TV doesn't matter anyway, because you can't use motion interpolation on it due to the increased input lag. The blur that you are experiencing is due to the TV and can't be fixed.
Jan 21 2014
Picture wise, when I go into BestBuy, the F8000
looks better than the F7100
Samsung. Is it noticeable by the eye to tell the difference between 240hz models or is it a ploy by Bestbuy to sell the more expensive TV? Looking to purchase shortly. Your preference between UN46f7500
Samsung default showroom settings are the cause of it. The colors are over saturated, with a red tint and the brightness set very high to make them 'pop'. Calibrated correctly, you won't see a difference especially in a bright room like a retail floor. If you do not want the extra features of the F8000
, save your money and buy a lower model.
Jan 22 2014
What is Samsung UA46F5500 refresh rate?
Jan 28 2014
Let's take an example of Samsung, real refresh rate 100Hz and CMR 400HZ.
So even if the processor creates 400 frames per second, the panel is capable to display only every 4th of those? Meaning the real output rate is 100 frames per second?
If this is true, what's the point? Is the misleading marketing message enough to justify the additional cost of the higher end processor (from manufacturer point of view)?
No, the processor in your example can't create 400 frames per second, only 100. The boosted number is the addition of the frequency of the panel, the frequency of the backlight and an arbitrary number. It is really just a made up number for marketing to separate between all their models. A higher number doesn't mean a better processor.
Feb 04 2014
I live in Europe and want to play some console games that, even though they are PAL games, say "60 Hz only" on the cover. If I understand this article correctly, I should get a TV with a real refresh rate of 100 Hz, since if I get one with a real refresh rate of 50 Hz, it would be too low for the 60 Hz content. Is this correct, or would a 50 Hz TV actually work with 60 Hz games? What about motion blur and input lag, would I get worse picture quality and lag when playing games on a 100 Hz TV compared to a 50 Hz TV?
No, even 50Hz TVs can display 60Hz. In Europe, all Full HD TVs must support at least 1080p @ 60Hz and 1080p @ 50Hz. The inverse is not true. In North America, not all 60Hz TVs can display 50Hz.
Feb 04 2014
I just purchased the 75" Samsung F7100
Ultra Slim LED TV that says it has a clear motion rating of 720. Is that a 240Hz? What's your opinion on this TV?
Yes it is. It is a very good TV. The only major downside is the narrow viewing angle.