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      12-08-2018, 09:02 AM   #1
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Is refresh rate important for my outdoor TV?

I posted previously for some input on outdoor tv's and got a range of advice from buying expensive outdoor specific TV's to buying cheaper TV's understanding the life span will be short (I'm in Florida; humidity, etc).

I think I am going to go the cheaper route trying to stay $500 or less if I can. Specifics I am looking for are:

1. 45 to 50 inch range
2. Smart TV
3. Samsung or Sony is my preference
4. Refresh Rate (this is my question and reason for my post)

Refresh rate - how big of a deal is this for an outdoor TV that will get minimal use and mostly for football games? I understand it makes a difference if it is your "main" TV for movies, etc and worth paying the price for higher refresh rates. Prices seem to really jump if you go from a 120 rate to 240, etc.

Can I get buy with a 120 rate or will I regret it? Again, factor in the intended use which is minimal, outdoor environment, not the best lighting, etc.

Thanks.
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      12-08-2018, 09:23 PM   #2
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I have a 55 120hz and Im happy with it, my girlfriends is a year old Samsung 120hz and her picture looks amazing compared to my vizeo. I think you would be just fine
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It's an outdoor TV. It's a consumable, not an investment. Go cheap, be happy if you get three years out of it. Ask me how I know!! (I'm also in FL). 120hz refresh is more than adequate.
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First you should understand what how refresh rate affects the image. Then you can make an informed decision.

Here is a good explanation of refresh rate: https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/what...-60hz-vs-120hz
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First you should understand what how refresh rate affects the image. Then you can make an informed decision.

Here is a good explanation of refresh rate: https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/what...-60hz-vs-120hz
Well that article was....refreshing.

(120hz should be fine...youll just be watching sports and Netflix, no?)
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Sports puts more demands on (is more revealing of) motion artifacts. While not a end-all/be-all, refresh rate is a factor in better motion performance.
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As you can see from the table in the linked article, the maximum refresh rate of your source material is going to be less than 120Hz.

So, I'd say even for your 65" 4K lounge-room TV, you're not going to notice the difference between 120Hz and 240Hz.

If you know what you're looking for, you *might* notice the difference between 60Hz and 120Hz on your outdoor TV; but I'd say 60Hz is sufficient.
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like mentioned above refresh rate is more for fast moving scenes including sports. so yeah, if you're planning on watching games with this I would look into a TV with a good refresh rate. i'd stick with 120hz or higher would be ideal
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