Since we were the "first on the block" to get our HDTV back around 2000, it's about time to think about replacing it - it's had major service twice in the last 2 years, and i'm afraid it's days are numbered.. So I've been looking at all the fancy new HDTV's and options and was comparing the regular 60hz units to the 120Hz ones. As i understand it, since TV (or HDTV) is transmitted at ~60Hz, a 120hz TV has to interpolate (make up) the extra images. They are supposed to look better and have less motion-blur.
So, in comparing a few 120Hz HDTV's during some casual shopping I watched a few minutes of "Rush Hour" on one 120Hz TV and an old Beatles movie on another. The thing that struck me was that movies on the 120Hz TV's looked like they were "video" - you know how a TV commercial looks different from a movie? Well, these movies were so bright and crisp, they had that "video" look. I didnt like it - it made the movies look fake or plastic. I tried to get my shopping partner (ehem, self proclaimed 'the geek') and she had no idea what I was talking about, and could not see any difference - but the difference was like black-and-white to me.
Does anyone have a 120Hz HDTV or looked at them at the stores? Am I crazy or do you know what i'm talkin'bout?