Do videos/blu-rays take advantage of a 144Hz monitor?

jthamind

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I recently got a 144Hz monitor for my new PC. I've set it to run at 144Hz through Windows desktop (as well as through my games), and it works great. I can see a clear difference between 60 and 144Hz.

However, do videos and movies take advantage of the 144Hz? I've streamed a couple HD movies off Amazon video in the past couple days, and they don't look like they're taking advantage of my monitor's refresh rate at all. I even put in The Dark Knight Rises, which is the most recent and high quality blu-ray movie I own, and I couldn't tell any difference (although I only had it in for less than a minute, so maybe I didn't have enough time to see anything major).

Anyways, my question is ultimately this: will videos, streamed HD movies, and blu-ray discs take advantage of a refresh rate higher than 60Hz on a PC? If so, is there anything I need to do on my end to make sure they do?

If it matters, this is my Blu-Ray drive:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ZMG55I/?tag=pcpapi-20

This is my monitor:
http://us.aoc.com/monitor_displays/g2460pg

And I'm using display port to connect to my GPU.
 

jthamind

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Thanks for the reply.

What sort of media (other than video games) takes advantage of higher refresh rates then? I've seen TVs with high refresh rates being advertised, so I figured blu-rays would. Does HD television take advantage of it? Or is it just a big load of BS from companies trying to sell their product? Lol.
 

madmatt30

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. Or is it just a big load of BS from companies trying to sell their product
Pretty much exactly that mate.
You'll never find a TV that has a native refresh rate of more than 60htz (apart from a couple of 4k sets that are $10000+)
Any 100/120/240htz marketing blurb on TV's is exactly that .
Just a fancy frame doubling processing option that smoothed video & IMO makes it look totally unnatural.
 
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