[mythtv-users] 120 Hz LCD TVs and mythtv

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 23:01:53 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 3:52 PM, Michael T. Dean <mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 12/09/2008 05:41 PM, Matthew Asplund wrote:
>> I am getting ready to buy a 47" LCD TV to run with my mythtv box.  I
>> have two questions
>> 1. Can I run 1920x1080 @ 120 Hz over DVI/HDMI?  I currently have an
>> NVidia 8200 onboard graphics in my mythfrontend, though I could easily
>> move to a discreen graphics card.
> TTBOMK, no 120Hz TV takes a 120Hz input.  Instead, the 120Hz is useful
> because a) it's an integral multiple of 24Hz, 30Hz, and 60Hz (typical
> video frame rates) and b) it allows makers of LCD panels to compensate
> for LCD shortcomings on displaying video (
> http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/home-entertainment/the-trouble-with-lcd-tvs-motion-blur-and-the-120hz-solution-290237.php
> ).
>> 2. Is 120 Hz really worth it for watching stuff recorded from OTA HD
>> broadcast?
> See above (and make sure you actually see what the video looks like on
> the TV you're considering).
> Mike

I would need to verify, but I believe my Samsung DLP *will* accept
120Hz input, but only from the VGA connection.  HDMI, etc, only
support <= 60Hz.  I think I read that the only supported use of the
120Hz input mode, was for 3D (sending 60Hz to each eye using shutter

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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