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High Hz monitors for movies?

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  • 18 months ago

I plan on building an HTPC rig for watching HD tv / movies as well as using it for a general purpose PC and I was wondering if there are any benefits for getting a high hz tv / pc monitor. I always see them paired for gaming rigs but never anything for movies.

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  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Movies don't need better than 30P, but sports (and other live broadcasts) tend to want at least 60Hz. If there isn't a director/cinematographer who can frame the action to prevent obvious framerate artifacts, you are going to need 60Hz.

I've also read a lot of reviews about issues about TVs running at 30P and mouse issues (too much mouse lag), and this was mostly from TVs incapable of 4x@60Hz thanks to HDMI issues. I'd recommend getting a monitor capable of 60Hz just for general use, even if the GPU can only just run at 60Hz for normal desktop use (and faceplant if asked to run crysis at full resolution). HTPC could go either way, I'd expect you can deal with a bit of lag for simple menus, but how hard can HD (not 4x) @60Hz be, anyway? Just run your HTPC menus at something the thing can handle 60Hz...

Going higher than that is for gaming only, young eyes only, and probably getting into the "gamers are the new audiophiles" territory. I'd recommend doing a blind test at your nearest Microcenter or similar before paying for enough GPU/monitor to run at high refresh.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

No TV's that I know of are above 60Hz.

As for your question movies are usually shot at 24FPS so it would be pointless.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

You do get some TVs which can run at an unperfect 1080p 120hz or 4k 60 which might be worth it for gaming otherwise for movies it's not worth it as movies only really go up to 48hz maximum.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the clarification guys. Having learned that, what should I start looking for in a monitor in terms of good picture quality? I have an old 19" monitor from years ago and have not kept up with recent technology. I'd like to get something that is 24-27"

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