Philips flickers backlight to reduce LCD ghosting

— 3:32 AM on July 28, 2005

Philips is working on an interesting new technology for LCD TVs that aims to eliminate ghosting and streaking by flashing a screen's backlight.

While the pixels adjust their color, the backlight is off, and it will only switch on when the image is ready -- three times brighter than in a normal LCD TV to compensate for the dark period -- before going dark again.
Screens that use the technology will apparently be available in the first quarter of next year, although there's no word on whether Philips will bring the backlight flicker to LCD displays for PCs. Thanks to Slashdot for the tip.
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