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Flickering light prevents TV image smearing

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Flickering light prevents TV image smearing

A flickering strip light usually calls for a quick replacement, but Philips Electronics figures it is the ideal lamp to rid thin screen televisions from their main shortcoming: image smearing.

Smearing, also known as ghosting, is a problem in thin liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions because the tiny pixels that create the image take time to switch on and off.

Read the complete story. (CNN, Reuters)