Originally Posted by drew64
I have been looking to replace the tv in our bedroom with a smart tv. Now I only need 32 inch but watch a lot of sports. Most of the ones I see are all 720p 60 Hz refresh rate. Does having 120 refresh rate make a great difference in viewing of sports. Don't want that blurring you read about with quick motion games. I've seen a pros can with a Roku stick for 199. Is it better to go with a better name like Samsung even though maybe same refresh rate. Also watch blu ray on set so that maybe a factor with refresh rate as well.
Although a TV's native
refresh rate is somewhat important, a TV's motion smoothing technologies
a particular TV handles/processes motion) are just as important.
However, I think you should worry more about the actual picture quality (e.g. black levels/contrast, color, etc.) than refresh rate.
Refresh rate doesn't really matter for movies since they are only 24 fps anyway, and most of the blur is from the actual footage for artistic reasons.
Personally, I would stick with a quality "name-brand" TV (but that's just me).
That being said, you are probably not going to notice that much of a difference between 60Hz and 120Hz on a 32" TV and even less of a difference between 120Hz and 240Hz (assuming there are 240Hz 32" TVs that is).
Here are a few excellent articles about refresh rate.
What is the Refresh Rate?
(Be sure to read the "Questions & Answers"
at the end of the article as well.)
Nothing Refreshing About Refresh Rates
Hope this helps.
32" is way to small for watching sports!