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The compatibility of LCD TVs with time-sequential stereoscopic 3D visualization
Author(s): Andrew J. Woods; Adin Sehic
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Paper Abstract

Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) are now a popular display technology for consumer television applications. Our previous research has shown that conventional LCD computer monitors are not well suited to time-sequential stereoscopic visualization due to the scanning image update method, the hold-type operation of LCDs, and in some cases slow pixel response rate. Recently some new technologies are being used in LCD TVs to improve 2D motion reproduction - such as black frame insertion and 100/120Hz capability. This paper reports on the testing of a selection of recent LCD TVs to investigate their compatibility with the time-sequential stereoscopic display method - particularly investigating new display technologies. Aspects considered in this investigation include image update method, pixel response rate, maximum input frame rate, backlight operation, frame rate up-conversion technique, synchronization, etc. A more advanced Matlab program was also developed as part of this study to simulate and characterize 3D compatibility and calculate the crosstalk present on each display. The results of the project show that black frame insertion does improve 3D compatibility of LCDs but not to a sufficient level to produce good 3D results. Unfortunately 100/120Hz operation of the tested LCD did not improve 3D compatibility compared to the LCD monitors tested previously.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7237, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX, 72370N (17 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811838
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Andrew J. Woods, Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Adin Sehic, Curtin Univ. of Technology (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7237:
Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX
Andrew J. Woods; Nicolas S. Holliman; John O. Merritt, Editor(s)

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