LG claims 'flicker free' 3D TV first
Independently tested, apparently
LG has taken the wraps off what it claims is the world's first 3D TV to be independently checked and approved for lack of flicker.
The company claimed the telly "practically eliminates the feelings of dizziness or eye fatigue that could occur with previous 3D TVs".
"Practically eliminates", you note, not "eliminates", so it's not a complete absence of flicker
Beyond 3D, the set does 100Hz playback, has LED array backlighting with local dimming, can connect to IPTV services and DLNA servers, and can operate as a DVR if you hook up some local USB-connected storage.
LG didn't say how much the Cinema 3D will cost, but it'll go on sale next month. ®
Is it only flicker?
I thought one of the big causes of headaches was in people with worse vision in one eye. Normally the better eye will dominate, and the brain sorts out the stereo thing by reprogramming itself, which means when you're trying to process 3d from an image going to each eye separately you can get a headache, or eyestrain from the 'bad' eye working harder than normal.
I've only ever seen polarised 3d though, rather than active shutter. So I've no idea how flickery that gets.