Originally Posted by t3hl33td4rg0n
Im curious about that as well. What are the benefits of spending a substantial amount more to get 240Hz?
For a 2d set that will never be 3d, it is a waste. Given that above 60hz any changes are barely susceptible to the human eye, and that you are not going to find a native source that can output that other than a computer.
For example: (for 3d you need to double the hz to get half the frame rate, two frames one for each eye).
Game consoles (360/ps3) up to 60hz
PC - The sky is the limit. (note: you need to use vga/dvi/display port, hdmi does not support variable refresh rates).
But consumers like bigger numbers, even if they are meaningless (there have been studies done), and manufacturers are happy to oblige.