Sunday, September 23, 2007
Hatin' On Commercials: Volume 4
I don't pay that much attention to HDTV commercials, largely because I can't afford one right now and probably won't be able to for some time. But today, I actually tuned in to the blah blah blah the announcer was saying about the Samsung HDTV. He proudly claimed the TV had "120 Hertz, higher resolution and twice the refresh rate" of standard TVs.
In the U.S. of A, the refresh rate for standard TVs is 60 frames per second, known usually by the super technical term of... 60 Hertz. 120 Hertz and twice the refresh rate mean exactly the same thing.
Someone call the Department of Redundancy Department!