Television Processing Speeds

Posted: January 10, 2011 in Uncategorized


In today’s market, televisions have different processing speeds such as 60hz, 120hz, 240hz, 480hz, and 600hz. It can get very confusing to the consumer when dealing with so many different speeds. That is why I will go over the major differences between all of them.

The first thing to know about these processing speeds is that they can very between the type of TV. For instance, all plasma televisions now have a 600hz processing speed, where as most LCD and LED televisions only go up to 240hz. The main benefit to a TV with a faster processor is that it will give you a sharper picture when there is a lot of motion on the screen. An example of this is say you are watching football, when the ball is thrown, on a 60hz TV you may see one big blur or a jitter effect. With a TV with a faster processor, that football will look very sharp and clean. So if you’re a big sports fan, go with the fastest processor you can get.

So now we know that all plasma TV’s come with a 600hz processor, what do LCD and LED TV’s come with? Typically you will have a choice between 60, 120, 240, or even 480hz with these technologies, but only plasma will give you the 600hz. I would recommend going with at least the 120hz technology even if you do not watch a lot of programming that contains a lot of motion. This will give you a much better picture than a 60hz will and you will not have to pay that much to upgrade. If you are a huge sports fan go with at least a 240hz if not a 480hz. However, you will start to see the price go up when you get to these speeds.

Thanks for reading! Let me know if there is anything you would like me to expand on in the comment box.



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