Lower Hz displays have "refresh rate issues", meaning the image "skips" during motion. I've heard people say it doesn't matter on smaller screens but I certainly had a problems with my old, cheap, 32 inch, 60Hz, Proveiw LCD HDTV. A constant problem was watching a football game and after the QB dropped back to pass, he would release the ball and my image would "stall" for a spit second as the camera panned down field. The next frame would be the WR catching the ball. I really hated it. In my experience, generally refresh rates look like this: Cheap LCDs: 60Hz Nicer LCDs: 120Hz LED LCDs: "simulated" 240HZ Plasma: "equivalent" 600Hz When I was shopping for a HDTV last year, the nice LEDs were out of my budget but Panasonic and Samsung plasmas were awesome and affordable. I ended up getting a Panasonic 50VT. I love it, though the color of the ice while watching hockey is not perfect. That is my only complaint.