pittsoccer33 wrote:when youre talking about rates measured in hertz, there are two different things measured that way:
1) the video frame rate (how many individual images are captured per second)
2) the number of times per second the panel updates the pixels
Hollywood movies are shot at 24 frames per second. Historically some were doubled and others tripped to fit in a 60hz update pattern.
Television is usually shot at 30 frames per second, and are each shown twice, to create a 60hz signal. This matched up well with your 60hz tv you've watched since the 1950s.
Now with advanced tvs we can do things to match the video source's frame rate to the tv's update rate.
In the most preferable way, a 120hz tv will flash each frame of a 24hz bluray movie five times (24x5=120). They will flash the incoming video from a tv network twice per second (60x2=120). They can also use digital algorithms to artificially create more frames to fill in the spaces. Looks good on animation and some live tv, looks kind of creepy (to me personally) on most other things. 240hz just do this action twice as often.
So 240Hz is no gimmick?
What about 1080P...since few TV stations use that camera?
I got my confirmation number from BestBuy. On the phone, they seemed to indicate this will cover a model comparable to the one I am replacing (which was a 1080P, 120Hz, LCD, 40 inch).
I don't want this! In fact, I thought I'd get a credit for 1200 (what I paid) or even 1800 (list price).
A 1080P, 120HZ, LCD 40 inch by Samsung is maybe half that price, I thought my warranty would allow me to get either 1200 or model with new technology.
Perhaps this person on the phone at Geek Squad was not sure? Anyway I can work with management?
I really want, min, 120Hz, 1080P, LED 46...if not 240Hz, SmartTV, 50-55. I can understand paying for a size difference but I should not be stuck with a Samsung LCD.