[mythtv-users] OT: Buying a new TV - Sharp Quattron or 3D?

Mark Lord mythtv at rtr.ca
Wed Jun 8 12:59:46 UTC 2011

On 11-06-06 11:14 AM, Eric Sharkey wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 10:27 AM, R. G. Newbury <newbury at mandamus.org> wrote:
>> Regarding the TV itself. If you get good HD transmission and like
>> watching sports, then the 120/240 refresh rate feature will be
>> worthwhile.
> Is anyone broadcasting sports at more than 60Hz?  I doubt it.  The
> reason to buy a 120Hz TV over a 60Hz model is that 120Hz is an integer
> multiple of 24, so movies shot at that frame rate can be shown more
> smoothly than on a 60Hz set.  (Look up "Inverse telecine".)  For
> sports broadcasts, you shouldn't see any difference at all.

But I do see a difference, real and very very visible,
on pretty much any/all programming and/or videos.

Watching TV native on the 120Hz Samsung shows a visibly smoother
playback of everything, compared with watching it via VDPAU
from the Mythtv box.

But mythtv has a way better playback experience, so I forgo the TV's smoothness.


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