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TV Refresh Rate (120 vs 60) Output to TV question


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I Purchased a new TV (to double as a monitor). The cheapest one was a 120 Hertz refresh rate.

When i got home and hooked it to my Mac Mini (late 2013) via HDMI, i noticed that my mac video settings has a max of 60 Hertz.

I tested using Netflix and everything looked really bad. Everything had a striped blurry look to it. I know streaming video doesnt look all that great but this looked wrong.

My question is... Am I correct in assuming that my issue is an incompatablility in the refresh rates? If I return the 120Hertz and buy a 60Hertz will this issue go away and will it look correct?

Is this an HDMI issue?

Thanks in advance for the help

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Actually the 120 Hz refresh should enhance any High Definition TV you're watching especially where a lot of high speed motion is displayed. But using it as a monitor for your Mini is probably not a good idea. I really can't recommend any TV over a good quality monitor although a lot of folks like to use them instead.

Return the TV for another model with a 60 Hz refresh to see if that works better for you.
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Actually the 120 Hz refresh should enhance any High Definition TV you're watching especially where a lot of high speed motion is displayed. But using it as a monitor for your Mini is probably not a good idea. I really can't recommend any TV over a good quality monitor although a lot of folks like to use them instead.

Return the TV for another model with a 60 Hz refresh to see if that works better for you.
thanks for your help!

I know more and more people are using mac minis as an entertainment center for audio streaming and video.

Is there a best practice to get Netflix (or really any video) from my mac to the TV for best resolution?

My parents have a Roku unit and that is how they display NetFlix on the TV and that looks way better than my results of computer to TV.
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