A Guide to HDTV Refresh Rates

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We have a knowledgeable staff and large selection of LCD TVs . Let us help you find the right one for you. The refresh rate is a term that comes up when discussing LCD TVs. This simple guide to refresh rates will help you get the most out of your purchase.
When you look at any TV, you are not looking at a static image. You are looking at a series of images shown on the screen within a certain time period. Refresh rate is generally a measure of how many times an image is flashed on a screen within a given time frame. A refresh rate of 60 Hertz is noticeably different from 120 Hertz or 240 Hertz . When it comes to refresh rates below the 120Hz/240Hz range there are problems with image clarity. Refresh rates below 120 Hertz tend to produce images that are blurred at certain times. This blurred effect is most apparent when there is fast motion being displayed on the screen or when the camera is moving in a side to side motion.
Higher refresh rates are better when it comes to this aspect of picture quality. At 120 Hertz there is less blur related to shots that involve fast motion. Likewise, 240 Hertz has less blurring than 120 Hertz. However the difference between 120 Hertz and 240 Hertz is not as noticeable as 120 Hertz is to anything below it. It should be noted that refresh rate is a term that revolves more around LCD TVs because plasma screens do not appear to have a problem with blurred images. They use a different kind of technology that prevents this from occurring.