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Refresh Rate


Standard Member
I'm upgrading my system and am in the market for a new TV, budget of about £1,000.

One thing that I've been looking out for is the refresh rate due to the fact I watch a lot of sport and action movies. During my research I have noticed that these seem to vary dramatically.

As an example, I was close to buying the Panasonic Viera TX-50AS600B LED HD which has a refresh rate of 100hz but for the same cash the Samsung UE50H6400 LED HD comes in at 400hz!!

Am I placing too much emphasis on the refresh rate or am I missing a trick here?


Active Member
I'd look for this in the specs to help you decide as they are on paper the best motion rates...

Samsung - 700CMR or more
LG - 800MCI or more
Sony - 800 motionflow
Panasonic - 1200BLB or more

there are only 3 types of LED tv panels - 50hz,100hz and 200hz. 400hz is CMR which is a 100hz on the Samsung 6400.

at your budget, on reviews so far the Sony 50W829 might be worth a look at £899.

Ultimately its a numbers game and beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

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