Purchasing a TV for anime watching
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Not really sure where to ask this (as far as any site goes ) , so I'll try here since this is the content I'll be watching on it !

So basically i'm looking to buy a 40" + TV to watch mainly anime , maybe GoT or some other random shows on (via Crunchyroll / Chromecast ) . Is there any point to go over 60 hz for this ? Also I don't see any use for me to get a smart tv since I already have Chromecast .

This is one I'm looking at currently , appreciate the help / suggestions !

http://www.amazon.com/Seiki-SE43FK-43-Inch-1080p-Model/dp/B00X53SQ5K/ref=sr_1_6?s=tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1444754098&sr=1-6&refinements=p_36%3A8589204011%2Cp_n_size_browse-bin%3A3578041011%7C1232882011
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" What happens if you are watching a 24fps movie on a 60hz TV? Well, this is why hertz are important. 60 divided into 24 frames is 2.5 - not an even number. So, the image has to be manipulated somehow to make the 24 frames fit into a 60hz refresh rate. Usually this is done by inserting copies of 6 frames to increase the 24fps into 30 - which can now be displayed properly on a 60hz television. This process is referred to as interpolation

The problem is that whenever you manipulate the image on a TV, weird things happen. A side effect of adding frames through interpolation is that the movement of the show becomes unnaturally smooth (sometimes referred to as the "Soap Opera Effect"). To counter this problem, television makers started to release higher refresh rates: 120hz and 240hz.

The beauty of both the 120hz and the 240hz refresh rates is that both 24 and 30 can be divided into them evenly. If you are viewing a 24fps show on your 120hz television, each frame of the 24 will be displayed 5 times a second (24 x 5 = 120). If it's a 30fps show, then each frame is displayed 4 times a second .(30 x 4 = 120)"

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So do you think its worth it for anime to go above 60 hz ? I understand the logic of what you're saying , but not sure how much it actually has an effect . Personally I usually shell out for better monitors/tvs ,as I'm using a 144hz for my competitive gaming , and 1440p for casual . But just didn't really know if it made that much of a difference to be 60+ for watching shows . Always figured the 120/240hz became apart of the advertising gimmicks , as there is a lot of them "Super Ultra HD TV" lel

Thanks for the input

Edit : Guess I'll do my own research on the matter though , usually do when I purchase new technology , just I really kinda need to know the difference between watching anime (via computer ) is different just watching cable . Like most these places that talk about reasons to get a TV is using the examples of like watching football or something that has 0 use for me
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" What happens if you are watching a 24fps movie on a 60hz TV? Well, this is why hertz are important. 60 divided into 24 frames is 2.5 - not an even number. So, the image has to be manipulated somehow to make the 24 frames fit into a 60hz refresh rate. Usually this is done by inserting copies of 6 frames to increase the 24fps into 30 - which can now be displayed properly on a 60hz television. This process is referred to as interpolation

The problem is that whenever you manipulate the image on a TV, weird things happen. A side effect of adding frames through interpolation is that the movement of the show becomes unnaturally smooth (sometimes referred to as the "Soap Opera Effect"). To counter this problem, television makers started to release higher refresh rates: 120hz and 240hz.

The beauty of both the 120hz and the 240hz refresh rates is that both 24 and 30 can be divided into them evenly. If you are viewing a 24fps show on your 120hz television, each frame of the 24 will be displayed 5 times a second (24 x 5 = 120). If it's a 30fps show, then each frame is displayed 4 times a second .(30 x 4 = 120)"

I feel this is relevant.


That's correct, but the refresh rate really doesn't matter when you're just going to watch movies or anime
Posted 10/13/15

Lynador wrote:

So do you think its worth it for anime to go above 60 hz ? I understand the logic of what you're saying , but not sure how much it actually has an effect . Personally I usually shell out for better monitors/tvs ,as I'm using a 144hz for my competitive gaming , and 1440p for casual . But just didn't really know if it made that much of a difference to be 60+ for watching shows . Always figured the 120/240hz became apart of the advertising gimmicks , as there is a lot of them "Super Ultra HD TV" lel

Thanks for the input

Edit : Guess I'll do my own research on the matter though , usually do when I purchase new technology , just I really kinda need to know the difference between watching anime (via computer ) is different just watching cable . Like most these places that talk about reasons to get a TV is using the examples of like watching football or something that has 0 use for me


Doesn't really matter for most animation. Heck, Mononoke had like an average of 18-24 shots per second.

Technically all kinds of films are 24fps. That means for every second there are always 24 film shots.

Nevertheless, for anime, some of the cels are made to be shot for twice, or even three times under budget constraints. This would pull the frame rate practically down to 12fps or even 8fps. Usually slow scenes or those which concentrate on speech would have a low frame rate. But for fluidness, fast scenes with rapid manuever of the focus are usually produced with 24fps (exactly 24 cels drawn for each second, and each shot for only once).

Mainstream US animatation like the Disney productions, in the contrary, are always produced with 24fps.
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Sounds good ! Guess I wouldn't notice any type of difference from 60 to 480 hz if I was watching the Monogatari series
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