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120hz tv as a pc monitor?

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January 15, 2010 5:41:54 PM

i am looking at 32 inch 120hz 1080p tvs out there to use as a pc monitor. i know the image wont be as sharp as 1920 by 1200. i am just concerned about ghosting. since it is a 120hz tv will that help? or since its connected to a video card, will it only display 60hz? thanks guys!

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January 16, 2010 1:44:49 PM

Even the 60HZ HDTV you should not have ghosting issue/problem at all.
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January 16, 2010 2:09:23 PM

No.

120Hz PC monitors and 120Hz HDTV work differently.

The electronics of a 120Hz HDTVs create an interpolated frame in between every two actual frames it receives (at 60Hz) to improve smoothness and gives movies that "live" look; kinda like a talk show or news program.

The creation of the interpolated frame will take time, thus it will increase input lag.
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January 16, 2010 2:40:54 PM

so i should just get a 60 hz then?
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January 16, 2010 7:20:14 PM

You can get a 120Hz HDTV to watch movies and videos to get that "better look", but when using it as a desktop monitor switch it to 60Hz in the options.
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