JVC Goes 180 Hertz

If doubling the refresh rate of an LCD to avoid motion artifacts is a good idea, is tripling it an even better idea? Showgoers at Japan's CEATEC show got an eyeful of a JVC prototype last week that does just that.

The 1024 by 768 prototype used a proprietary algorithm to predict, produce, and insert two additional frames of video for each one sent at 60 frames per second. Thus the set "can realize smoother, higher resolution images," JVC told Tech-On!. But JVC refused to say whether actual response time increased along with the refresh rate. Here's the unedited screen shot from the Tech-On! site.

JVC also showed a set that responds to handclaps and gestures, a bit of comic relief for anyone who has ever seen TV ads for the Clapper.

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