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Setting LCD refresh rate to 60hz, is it okay?

Last response: in Computer Peripherals
January 30, 2008 12:03:24 AM

Hi guys,

I'm using Viewsonic LCD VA1912w, and to get the native res (1440 x 900) I have to reduce the refresh rate to 60hz. I wonder if using this refresh rate will cause my eyes get tired...

Can anyone confirm or share their experiences?
January 30, 2008 12:18:27 AM

LCDs typically work at 60Hz when using a DVI-D connection. An analog connection using just a normal VGA cable will allow a refresh rate of up to 75Hz.

What's the benefit of higher refresh rate? nyet, nil, nada, nothing... etc.

LCDs and CRTs do not operate the same way. LCD relies on response times and times like 2ms is simply marketing. That represents the best possible ideal situation. Plus there is no standard used by manufactures to actually test how fast a monitor is.

Most people will tell you analog and digital connection doesn't make a difference anymore. That's more or less true, but there are some monitors that simply looks better with a digital connection.

Don't get too caught up with refresh rates and response times.
January 30, 2008 3:54:00 AM


the bottom line is, reducing the refresh rate to 60hz won't cause flickering or similar symptoms that would get one eyes get tired (unlike the CRT ones).

Am I correct?
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January 30, 2008 4:53:46 PM

Yeah, refresh rate is more or less meaningless for LCDs. LCDs do not flicker unless there's a problem with them.