• Sony's 240Hz HDTV – is it worth the extra grand?

    [image credit: CNET] The short answer is: almost certainly not. The benefits of a 120Hz refresh rate are pretty clear, but as I noted when Sony had people playing Gran Turismo at 240FPS, there is a point at which the human eye can no longer distinguish any difference. You’re getting seriously diminishing returns after 100-150Hz, but adding considerably to cost. Not only that, but… Read More

  • New Vizio LCD TVs sport 120Hz and actually nice sound output

    The new 55″ VF550XVT1A (catchy) LCD TV from Vizio looks like it’s got all the features that make buying a new TV worthwhile. With the Smooth Motion Video 120Hz refresh rate feature, this TV should look like the business if it’s anything like similar models I’ve seen. It also has SRS TruSurround HD, an incorporated sound processor, which I’m told actually… Read More

  • Viewsonic's 120Hz LCD prototype is a gamer's dream come true

    Today at Nvision, Viewsonic showcased a 22-inch LCD prototype with a 3ms gray-to-gray response time and 120Hz technology. The unnamed display (currently dubbed the VX2265wm, but it could change) also features two 2W stereo speakers and Dual Link DVI digi input. With a resolution of 1680×1050, 300 nits brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio it’s not a bad setup to have. Of course… Read More

  • Olevia's 120Hz HDTV makes me want to go to CES

    No bones about it. I’m not looking forward to CES. My schedule makes me want to vomit. I’m liable to snap at some PR rep from exhaustion or from them showing me the 100th iPod case that no one cares about. But if you show me something like a 1080p LCD then I may just perk up and take notice. Syntax-Brillian’s Olevia LCD line is getting a shake up at CES and will now be… Read More