100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

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100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

Postby n0rd on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:57 pm

Hi!
I will probably buy an Philips 32" LED-TV (32PFL5605H) tomorrow
and now I ask myself what does they really mean with 100 Hz? Is it okay to have a 100 Hz screen while gaming? Would my regular 200-300 FPS drop???

The short specs for it is:
Display: LCD Full HD, direct LED backlight
Panel resolution: 1920 x 1080p
Picture enhancement: 100 Hz, 2 ms, Pixel Plus HD, Active Control + Light sensor, Colour Enhancement, 100 Hz Clear LCD, Digital Noise Reduction, Dynamic contrast enhancement, Luminance Transient Improver, MPEG artefact reduction, 2D/3D noise reduction, 1080p 24/25/30 Hz processing, 1080p 50/60 Hz processing, HD Natural Motion, LED backlight Display
Computer inputs: up to 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
Video inputs: up to 1920 x 1080p, 24, 25, 30, 50, 60 Hz

More info:
http://www.philips.co.uk/c/televisions/ ... ifications
http://www.philips.co.uk/c/televisions/ ... 5h_05/prd/

and BTW I will use an HDMI cable from my graphiccard to the TV


Would really be Grateful
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Re: 100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

Postby Redeemer on Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:39 am

It should be ok for your gaming needs, it's the monitor that does the work anyway.

Basically, if you have a monitor that runs at 60Hz it runs 60fps, which you then unlock by turning off vertical sync. Essentially speaking, you should be able to turn off vertical sync on the tv (although don't quote me on that, I haven't used a tv for gaming before).

Also, it does state that it has 24/25/30/50/60Hz processing, that's more for games consoles I'd imagine as there are certain games for the xbox which you can only play at 60Hz (Halo 3 and Prototype to name but two).

I'd say you'd be alright in getting this tv, it shouldn't effect how your games work, in fact, it sounds as if it should run more games and consoles than most modern tv sets would.

However, get the opinion of some others here as I'm not 100% confident in my explanation as I'm not fully up-to-date with tv technology :D
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Re: 100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

Postby n0rd on Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:52 am

Ok well said ^^ Many Thanks! I saw on an review that it has something gaming mode I and I guess that have something to do with turning off vertical sync :P
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Re: 100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

Postby p.u.m.a on Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:46 am

don't these current 100 Hz tv's just add some more frames to the 60Hz signal that is inputted? I mean it says in the specs that it can only receive 1080p@60hz and the TV does the converting to 100Hz. Sure the picture looks smoother than on a 60Hz TV-set, but its just the tv multiplying some frames. So it shouldn't affect your gaming compared to a "normal" lcd display.

Gaming mode usually just lowers the input lag of the device, at least it does so on my 40" Samsung.


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Re: 100 Hz LCD/LED okay for gaming?

Postby Brick on Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:57 pm

aye puma it only takes 60hz input and makes up other frames to boost it to 100 120 ect
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