I think you'll notice a difference--though it's not always positive. At 120Hz sometimes titles/text flicker, and motion seems a little unrealistic (almost like a video game), though sometimes it works. Best to check it out in store--if they have 60/120Hz TVs playing the same source side by side, you can really see the difference.
I know that 120hz gives blu rays that soap opera effect but does it also give regular HD satelite/cable the same effect? I recently purchased a Samsung 40 inch led but I am now seeing a Samsung LCD 120hz for the same price and debating whether to make a switch. Although I don't care for the soap opera effect (I know you can customize your settings) I would like to see how 120hz affects hockey. My LED seems to handle fast motion pretty good but I am also sitting about 12-13 feet away.
I've got a 46" Samsung with 120 hz and hockey is so gorgeous. I've also gotten used to "soap opera effect" or whatever you wanna call it. I tweaked my settings a bit, but I spend most of the time just marveling at the picture to even notice anymore.
Faster is better, but only up to a certain point, after which faster just becomes redundant. A TV with a 120Hz refresh rate looks smoother and leaves fewer motion artifacts than a TV with a 60Hz refresh rate. A TV with a 240Hz refresh rate, on the other hand, doesn’t show much of a difference over a 120Hz set. The picture is seamless in both cases. It’s pushing the upper-limits of what the naked eye can really see.
In our opinion, 120Hz is the sweet spot. It’s noticeably smoother than 60Hz and avoids the 240Hz price premium. Maybe (just maybe) some sports fanatics would be happier with a 240Hz set for fast-moving games, but they’d only notice a difference in a few plays per game, but they’d probably be better off spending the extra money on beer.
One exception: 3D TVs. The refresh rate of a 3D TV is effectively cut in half, because frames alternate from eye to eye. It’s extra important for 3D video to maintain a smooth picture; if the image looks even a little bit choppy, it’s a recipe for a headache. Hertz count in the third dimension.
Went back today and looked at the 40 inch lcd Sammy 120hz tv. Nice crisp picture. I had a chance to play with the automotion settings while Avatar was playing. I have been a lcd owner for 4 years and this is the first time I have seen ghosting, mostly around the characters. Don't know if the was casued by the 120 hz or the 120 hz accentuates what was already there. The sales person said if he had a chocse he'd keep the 60hz LED over the 120HZ lcd and thats what I am going to do.
I am debating between a Sony Bravia EX621 and a Samsung UN46D6000 LED TV.
Both seem to have great pictures, however in a lot of reviews (particulary on the samsung models), there seems to be complaints about "Flashlighting" or light bleeding from the corners of the sets during dark scenes.
Is this something that is inherant due to the Edge lit tv technology, and are there certain brands that seem to have less an issue.
I am looking at LED over CCFL LCD's mainly for size issues in my condo, as well as my room gets a lot of light during the day.