NEC announces speedy LCDs for movie applications

NEC claims it has developed an amorphous TFT LCD "with the world's fastest Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT)." According to the manufacturer, the VGA (640 x 480 pixel) version of the 10.4" LCD achieves an MPRT of 5.0 ms, an XGA (1024 x 768 pixel) model is slightly slower at 6.0 ms.

NEC said that the increase in speed was made possible through a change of the liquid crystal material used and a revision of the cell structure. The display prototypes also integrated a "blinking-backlight approach" to counter motion picture blurring - a common effect occurring in todays hold-type displays.