Bye-Bye, Blur

1 min read

You’re watching an American football game on your LCD television. Everything looks crystal clear until someone throws the ball downfield, at which point the ball becomes a smear. Once the motion stops, the picture is crystal clear again. The problem is with the LCD, which creates a psycho-visual phenomenon called LCD motion blur. Broadcom Corp. hopes to make LCD motion blur a thing of the past with a new processor. Other chip-based blur fighters use hardwired algorithms, but Broadcom’s can be programmed to let your TV tailor the antiblur algorithm to suit what you’re watching.

This article is for IEEE members only. Join IEEE to access our full archive.

Join the world’s largest professional organization devoted to engineering and applied sciences and get access to all of Spectrum’s articles, podcasts, and special reports. Learn more →

If you're already an IEEE member, please sign in to continue reading.

Membership includes:

  • Get unlimited access to IEEE Spectrum content
  • Follow your favorite topics to create a personalized feed of IEEE Spectrum content
  • Save Spectrum articles to read later
  • Network with other technology professionals
  • Establish a professional profile
  • Create a group to share and collaborate on projects
  • Discover IEEE events and activities
  • Join and participate in discussions