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# 143477 16-Apr-2014 11:38
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Anyone know the refresh rate (HZ) of this TV? I've looked at many specification web pages and none mention HZ (except as a component of 240v mains power).

Doesn't this measurement system apply to LCD screens?

Reason I'm asking, I'm about to buy a new TV, and the ads tell me I need a fast refresh rate (100HZ or better) for best results.

So I'd like to know what my existing TV's refresh rate is, to help me with comparisons.

Thanks for reading this :-)





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  # 1026106 16-Apr-2014 11:47
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I would say standard 50/60hz panel and only 720p, so upgrading to a new 1080p panel with 100hz could see some big difference with the right content. As well as being a newer nicer panel.



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  # 1027662 19-Apr-2014 10:20
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NzBeagle, thanks for that.
I said earlier that we'd decided to buy a new TV - the Easter specials and Harvey Norman's 60-month interest free offer seemed too good to pass up.
So off we went to buy a modestly priced HD TV.
Only problem is we got so blown away by the picture quality of the UHD sets that it seems pointless to buy HD.
However, the price differential is enormous - instead of around 1K for HD, it's more like 6K for UHD.
I think we'll have to wait until prices get more realistic :-)
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  # 1027663 19-Apr-2014 10:22
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geekIT: NzBeagle, thanks for that.
I said earlier that we'd decided to buy a new TV - the Easter specials and Harvey Norman's 60-month interest free offer seemed too good to pass up.
So off we went to buy a modestly priced HD TV.
Only problem is we got so blown away by the picture quality of the UHD sets that it seems pointless to buy HD.
However, the price differential is enormous - instead of around 1K for HD, it's more like 6K for UHD.
I think we'll have to wait until prices get more realistic :-)
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Price and content are the two catches for me. The OLED looks nice too.



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  # 1027667 19-Apr-2014 10:36
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Yeah, but I guess both price and content will go down and up, respectively. Incidentally, for anyone else like me, who said when I read your last post. 'OLED? Huh?', I just spotted this site which explains in a way I could understand, what OLED is all about. Maybe I'm gonna have to wait a bit longer than I thought :-)
http://www.cnet.com/news/what-is-oled-tv/





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  # 1027693 19-Apr-2014 11:59
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I'm also stuck for a new lounge tv to replace the aged crt in there.

Problem is I don't want to spend the $$$ on a decent samsung but after having motion plus on the bedroom one for so long I can't stand watching a tv without it. Even the 22" in the kitchen has me going grrrr every time there is a panning shot or scrolling text that looks like a mess at only 50Hz refresh.




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  # 1027705 19-Apr-2014 13:20
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The 46S200A is only 1366x768 resoltion and appears to be only the bog standard 50hz refresh according to the specs so any new TV is going to be a massive improvement in picture quality. Our old Panasonic HD ready (pre Freeview) was 1366x768 and there was noticeable shimmy even on still pictures. Any panning shots were horrible to watch. The Sony full HD 3D we replaced it with is miles better and goes to 200hz refresh.

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  # 1027706 19-Apr-2014 13:23
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geekIT:
Only problem is we got so blown away by the picture quality of the UHD sets that it seems pointless to buy HD.
However, the price differential is enormous - instead of around 1K for HD, it's more like 6K for UHD.

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IMHO UHD is just a passing fad. Unlikely to catch on as I doubt that there will ever be any UHD transmissions in NZ or UHD discs and players available. The future of UHD is probably only via internet streaming. Plus you need an awfully big room to put them in.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1027725 19-Apr-2014 14:55
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IMO the UHD panel is essential at the larger screen sizes unless you want to sit like 4-5m from the screen to remove the screen door effect that large panels at only 1080 have.

As for content. It will catch up. 1080p bluray on a 4k screen looks awesome and the processing they do for upscaling is really good at not making jaggies like the first gen HD panels did off SD content.

And 4k will be mint for computer use where even a QHD on a large monitor has pixels that are too large compared to what you get on any given phone or tablet these days, lets not forget those aweful looking 27" 1080p monitors which you need to be over a meter away from to not look like you are staring at a mosaic.




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