Author Topic: What's 50Hz refresh do?  (Read 1113 times)

[SJ]DenDanger

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What's 50Hz refresh do?
« on: June 01, 2009, 03:09:27 pm »
Okay, I understand that LCDs in essence don't actually "refresh". I get that most are set at 60Hz.

 I noticed since adding an HDMI-DVI cable to ikine it now has a 50Hz option.

 What is the point of this? What does it do? is there any reason to use it?

 Figured this was the right place to ask as search came up with no "real" info at all.

[SJ]JuneBug

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Re: What's 50Hz refresh do?
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2009, 03:12:56 pm »
50Hz might be more for TV's than computer monitor per say, generally HDMI is used to connect a TV to a computer... I really don't know though, just grabbing at straws  :P

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: What's 50Hz refresh do?
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2009, 03:37:17 pm »
50Hz might be more for TV's than computer monitor per say, generally HDMI is used to connect a TV to a computer... I really don't know though, just grabbing at straws  :P

That's okay. (Grabbng at straws0 I appreciate the input.

[SJ]DRokK

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Re: What's 50Hz refresh do?
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2009, 03:39:16 pm »
not sure Den. i know 60hz is optimal for LCD though.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: What's 50Hz refresh do?
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 04:15:49 pm »
Ehr.. lcd and on 50 hz.... i usually only see other options in Hz when i've got the resolution not set to the recommended (mostly the highest for the monitor) setting... so.. ehm...

are you horsing around again on 800x600 cuzz it looks much bigger.. or do you just refuse to use those readingglasses.... there is this thing called "icon sizes" you know... :P



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[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: What's 50Hz refresh do?
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2009, 06:40:05 pm »
Never had the option until i added the HDMI cable. New monitor is also set to top resolution and has same option. I have them set to 60Hz but was curious what 50Hz would be for.

 And icon size don't matter as I have them on Circle Dock and it adjusts them to any size one wants. lol