Originally Posted by Ourselves
I have the light boost working. (It shows 3d mode on my monitors settings) But I really cant tell a huge diffrence between it on or off. Its at 1 Tick (10%) and i have bf3 capped at 120 fps. The 120 hz is a huge improvement from my 60 HZ and I feel like my eye strain is reduced a lot. But I feel like my eyes have to use focusing muscles a lot more. No more eye strain but eye training... Very weird. I can still see little stuttering steps. Very Very small movements when average speed panning the camera. Is this the full effect or am i doing something wrong and is there a test to find out.
Try PixPerAn -- the motion test software from prad.de:http://www.prad.de/en/monitore/testsoftware/pixperan.html
Also when testing LightBoost with games, temporarily turn VSYNC on -- at least during testing periods. It's not good for competitive gaming due to input lag, but it will eliminate the stutters from distracting you during motion blur testing. Synchronized 120fps@120Hz with LightBoost is 'distinctively' clear motion, allowing you to have a better basis for comparision for LightBoost ON/OFF.
Eye behavior varies from person to person. If you're working your focussing muscles more, one possibility is because you were relaxing your focussing muscles a little bit when playing at 60 Hz with lots of motion blur. The clearer motion at 120 Hz (even without LightBoost) likely means you have to be less lazy with your focussing during motion. Some in these threads (here and HardForum) said it's less eyestrain (easier to focus), some say it's more eyestrain (flicker eyestrain due to 120 Hz flicker). Generally, as a rule of thumb -- if you're used to CRT at high refresh rates, isn't bothered by 120Hz flicker, and like CRT clear motion, you'll most likely like LightBoost a lot. Not everyone seems fully sensitive to motion blur.
Either way, 120 Hz is still a bonus, regardless whether you turn LightBoost on or off, so the monitor purchase isn't wasted.
Usually I game LightBoost at 60%-100% setting, since LightBoost 10% is way too dim for me.Edited by mdrejhon - 2/7/13 at 7:33am