I talked a bit about a demo I saw at CES from Olevia that showed the difference in picture quality you get from a LCD TV with a 120Hz refresh rate compared to a set with the standard 60Hz rate. The visual difference was quite impressive with the 120Hz set looking much clearer and more life like.
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JVC is poised to beat Olevia to market with sets based on the 120Hz tech and have announced three new TVs that will utilize the higher refresh rate allowing a new image on screen every 8.3ms, which is twice as fast as standard sets. The improved refresh rate is achieved via interpolation. The 32” LT-32L95, 37” LT-37LC95 and 42” LT42LC95 all share 120Hz refresh, 1366 x 768 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness and built in digital tuners. The sets all three also have only 1 HDMI input which isn’t great, 3 composite input sets, 1RGB, 2 FireWire inputs and a SD memory card slot for viewing JPEG images on the screen. The 32” and 37” units are set to drop in Japan in late February for $1899 and $2391 respectively with the larger 42” version showing up in March for $3038. No word on if the sets are coming stateside. Story and image via Engadget.