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Primary Examiner—James A. Dudek
(74) Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Harness, Dickey & Pierce,
A liquid crystal display device includes a viewing side circularly polarizing member provided outside the viewing side substrate. The viewing side circularly polarizing member includes a linearly polarizing plate and a retardation plate. The absorption axis of the linearly polarizing plate is at an angle 91 of -25° and the slow axis of the retardation plate being at an angle 92 of +20° with respect to a 0° horizontal direction of the viewing side circularly polarizing member in plan view assuming the counterclockwise rotation in plan view is positive.
7 Claims, 9 Drawing Sheets