[Pro] LED HDTV for Office?

I’m thinking about getting an LED HDTV to connect to my Mac Pro for client meetings. At first glance, I’m thinking a 40" will probably work best, but I’m confused about 60hz vs 120hz.

I understand that the hz rating refers to refresh rate, but the price difference is fairly significant. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks!


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The eye is tricked by the faster 120hz refresh rate. Basically it eliminates most of the flicker you would see at 60hz so faster rate appears to be cleaner image. 240hz is becoming the norm now, but another jump in price naturally so it is slow to be adopted.


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From my understanding, I believe that higher is better, but unless you are going to play games or movies with a lot of fast horizontal action, you may not notice the difference. You certainly won’t if you’re showing Keynote presentations to your clients, or browsing Web sites to show them off. Spend your money on the number of pixels, not how fast they get painted.

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On Nov 12, 2012, at 11:25 AM, RavenManiac wrote:

I’m thinking about getting an LED HDTV to connect to my Mac Pro for client meetings. At first glance, I’m thinking a 40" will probably work best, but I’m confused about 60hz vs 120hz.

I understand that the hz rating refers to refresh rate, but the price difference is fairly significant. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Yes, the higher refresh rate equates to smoother processing of fast-action. I just bought a beautiful 240Hz Sony HX850 LED. 240Hz is fairly common among mid- to upper-mid-priced sets, and I’ve seen as high as 960Hz. But for what you need 120 should be fine, unless you intend to also use it for entertainment purposes in which case get something higher.

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I’m thinking about getting an LED HDTV to connect to my Mac Pro for client meetings. At first glance, I’m thinking a 40" will probably work best, but I’m confused about 60hz vs 120hz.


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But for what you need 120 should be fine

For what you need actually 60Hz would be fine! Just make sure it is Full HD and not just HD ready.

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If you have a suitable multi resolution/multi refresh rate monitor/display, you can see the effect of different refresh rates. Go to System Preferences, then Display Preferences. You should see a list of resolutions available, together with any alternative Refresh Rates. For example one of my monitors has 1440X900, at 75Hz or 60Hz. Choose one rate and move your cursor across the screen at a set rate, eg one sweep per second. Count the number of cursor images you see. one image per refresh. Then go to the other refresh rate and do the same. I think you will be surprised at how high a rate you have to sweep the cursor, before the number of images becomes objectionable. As said above, normal presentations will not normally involve any such, too rapid horizontal movement, furthermore, the flicker phenomenon is normally invisible at 50Hzand above, except for 50Hz interlaced and this is very out of date.


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