LG's 3D notebook receives world's first flicker-free certification

LG Electronics (LG) has become the first company to be certified by a recognized authority for its flicker-free 3D notebook display. TUV Rheinland, one of the world's leading technical, safety and certification services and Europe’s highest authority on standards, has recognized the LG A530 notebook as being the first 3D notebook PC to offer a flicker-free viewing experience. 

The A530, LG's flicker free 3D notebook

The A530, LG's flicker free 3D notebook

 

 

TUV issued this certification to the notebook following rigorous testing of LG’s 3D display, which the agency said resolved the flickering problem that plagued all other previous 3D notebooks. According to LG, the A530 has a Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, making images on the LG A530 brighter than on shutter glasses-type 3D notebooks.

 

For those not in the know, flicker is visible fading that occurs on displays when their refresh rate drops, allowing the brightness to drop for a time interval long enough to be noticed by the human eye. Flickering screens do cause some discomfort when viewed for a prolonged period of time, so that’s definitely a plus for LG’s A530 notebook. Also, an official certification from a leading third party authority definitely gives LG the upper hand against competitors.