> It's a pity that with transition to LCD we seem to have lost the ability to control the display vertical refresh timing, as the refresh seems to be simply stuck at 60 Hz for most of us now.
100 Hz and/or 120 Hz sees to be coming though, first in low resolution TV sets (advertised as "High resolution full-HD with 100 Hz technology"), but some high end computer monitors already have it and I expect one or the other to become the new standard, replacing 60 Hz, in a year or two.
Which will become the winner is still up in the air though. One one hand 100 Hz is perfect for 25 fps (4 frames/frame); and not to bad for 24 fps (every sixth frame is 10 ms longer), and 30 fps (every third frame is 10 ms longer), and slightly cheaper to manufacture. On the other hand 120 Hz is perfect for both 24fps (5 frames/frame) and 30 fps (4 frames/frame), while not being too bad for 25 fps (every fifth frame is 8.33 ms shorter), and is a multiple of the old 60 Hz standard.