50hz or 100hz?


Standard Member
I'm trying to learn the lingo on flat screen TVs before buying one. I will use Sky HD, XBOX and a Blue Ray player to feed the TV. I assumed that 100hz is better than 50hz at all times, but then I read a review of a TV on Amazon which said "TV has a 100MHz refresh rate but neither HD, SD or PS3 utilise this, so in hindsight bit of an overkill so could have saved some money and bought a standard 50MHz version". I'm not really sure what this means, I thought the picture would always be improved by 100hz. Can anyone advise? Thanks.



Distinguished Member
Sport can look smoother, everything else looks weird

Nothing is broadcast in 100hz as you point out, it is a form of processing (which also adds lag for games)

All depends on use for TV, size of screen and personal preference. Don't just assume a bigger number is better

If the concern is motion, and can fit a 42"+ consider plasma
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