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Originally Posted by lovinthehd
What is a scanning backlight?
It's a method of turning the backlight off, either by turning the backlight off between frames or turning sections of the backlight of between frames. Basically it's like a black frame or black portion insertion. It happens so fast, you can't see it, though the picture appears a little dimmer. From that dimmed picture, though, you'll get better motion due to the way a scanning backlight combats retina smearing.
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