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02-04-2013, 02:28 PM #1
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Best Plasma TV Modes for Rendering Movies?
Some higher end plasma TVís offer 48 Hz and/or 96 Hz refreshrates for rendering 24 frame/sec movies with minimal video processing. Are there visible differences between 48 and96 Hz refresh rates, and if so what are they? Are they clearly better than 60 Hz?
02-04-2013, 02:33 PM #2
Since those are all multiples of 24, you shouldn't have any issues. My favorite plasmas are from Panasonic.David Vaughn
Technical Writer/Blu-ray Reviewer
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02-04-2013, 06:09 PM #3
The 48Hz mode, at least on Panasonic plasmas, produces very obvious flicker that is quite distracting. I don't recommend it. The 96Hz mode works well, though.
Are these modes clearly better than 60Hz? At least with 3D content, the 96Hz mode in a plasma produces a lot less crosstalk. With 2D, I guess it depends on how bothered you are by the juddery look of film sources on a TV. I personally am not bothered by judder, and I think you really have to look hard at a source to see the difference between 24fps film shown at 60Hz and 96Hz. I'm sure others will disagree.--
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02-04-2013, 06:23 PM #4
I can't stand the flicker of 48 Hz ...
REgardsMichael TLV @ The Laser Video Experience - www.TLVEXP.com
THX Video Systems Instructor / ISF Instructor
04-05-2015, 04:16 PM #5
Most film projectors show each frame three times (effectively 72Hz). The 3 bladed shutter came about to help with the flicker from the 2 bladers that were first introduced "back in the day". (effectively 48Hz).
For more data:
Frame rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flicker fusion threshold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJerry Beck
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