posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 10:37 PM
Originally posted by subject x
According to this article, the
answer is "yes". It seems to have something to do with the faster "flicker rate" on HDTVs.
I had no idea.
OH wow great information , Thanks
C/P 2nd paragraph
The fact that dogs have better flicker perception than humans is consistent with the data that suggests that they have better motion perception
ability than people. It also answers a commonly asked question as to why the majority of dogs don't seem to be interested in the images on the
television-even when those images are of dogs. The image on a standard television screen is updated and redrawn 60 times per second. Since this is
above a human's flicker resolution ability of 55 Hz, the image appears continuous and the gradually changing images give us the illusion that it is
continuous. Because dogs can resolve flickers at 75 Hz, a TV screen probably appears to be rapidly flickering to dogs. This rapid flicker will make
the images appear to be less real, and thus many dogs do not direct much attention to it. Even so, it is true that some dogs ignore the apparent
flickering of the television and seem to respond to dogs and other interesting images on the TV screen if they are interesting enough. However,
changes in technology are beginning to change the number of dogs that watch TV. High-resolution digital screens are refreshed at a much higher rate so
even for dogs there is less flicker, and we are getting more reports of pet dogs who are very interested when various nature shows containing images
of animals moving.
Now I have to know why they need such high refresh rate if we cant or,, dont know we are seeing faster..