How to Check Your Samsung TV’s Refresh Rate
There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the refresh rate and modern TVs. But what does the term refer to, exactly? Well, the refresh rate represents how many frames a TV can show in one second. When the refresh rate is higher, the image is smoother and flickers less.
So, how do you check which refresh rate your Samsung TV has? And is there a way to change it? In this article, we’ll reveal everything you need to know.
Checking Your Samsung TVs Refresh Rate
Your Samsung TV will have a refresh rate of either 60Hz or 120Hz, which means that it will either reproduce 60 frames per second or 120 frames per second. If you have an older Samsung TV model, the odds are that it can only support the 60Hz refresh rate.
But that’s perfectly fine for watching everyday things like movies, news, TV shows. The newer Samsung TV models support the 120Hz refresh rate, and there’s a specific reason why that speed comes in handy.
If you’re a fan of live sporting events or use gaming consoles with your Samsung TV, the 120Hz refresh rate will provide a clearer image.
There’ll be no lag, no blurring, or flickering of any kind. When you have a Samsung TV that supports a higher refresh rate, you can alternate between 60Hz and 120Hz for the optimal viewing experience.
Auto Motion Plus
Most Samsung TVs you can buy now have the Auto Motion Plus feature. This means that you can adjust the refresh rate set appropriately, depending on what you’re watching. But how do you find the Auto Motion Plus option? All you have to do is follow these steps:
- If not there already, press the Home button on your Samsung TV remote.
- Use the left arrow key to find Settings.
- Then, go to Picture > Expert Settings > Auto Motion Plus Settings.
- You’ll be able to see three options: Auto, Custom, and Off.
You can rely on the Auto settings if you want your Samsung TV to recognize that you’re watching a movie or live sporting action. But here’s the thing – sometimes your smart TV won’t pick up the correct settings.
And then you can end up with the “soap opera effect” when watching a movie, TV show, or anything that involves people’s faces up-close. That kind of image might be off-putting and appear quite unnatural. Therefore, you’d be advised to turn off the Auto Motion Plus feature.
And if you want to make sure that the live game you’ve been looking for doesn’t have any blurriness or choppy images, you can go to Custom. The custom option gives you three options:
Blur Reduction – You use the arrow keys on your remote to adjust the Blur settings.
Judder Reduction – You use the arrow keys on your remote to adjust Judder settings.
LED Clear Motion – You can turn on or off the LED backlight in order to sharpen the ultra-fast-moving pictures.
Higher Refresh Rates
The refresh rate, or the motion rate, as Samsung refers to it, comes can only be 60Hz or 120Hz in the US. The 60 frames per second are the minimum a flat LCD screen will have, regardless of how old.
However, it’s not uncommon to see higher refresh rates advertised. Some TV manufacturers might put the 240Hz or even 480Hz.
That all sounds great, but in reality, those numbers don’t mean anything. There usually isn’t any real performance improvements, even if the TV can support the 240Hz motion rate.
Knowing the Correct Motion Rate
High refresh rates on your Samsung TV aren’t the most important feature of image quality. Sure, it’s good to know how to adjust the Audio Motion Plus feature if you have one of the newer TV models.
You can easily adjust the refresh rate with your Samsung TV remote. Just don’t forget to turn the feature off when you’re done watching the football game. Otherwise, the closeups of your favorite actors might seem a bit strange.
Have you noticed the difference when you switch from one refresh rate to another? Let us know in the comments section below.