Originally Posted by Lord Xeb
I think this is advertising.
Oh; TFTCentral actually approached me, since they were interested in testing it. I don't earn money from this article.
Their review is impartial and unbiased -- their review was already written when they asked me to proofread it (since it covered scanning backlight science, and I host a Scanning Backlight FAQ
, and I used to work in the home theater industry (designing equipment!)
; while I'm also an associate member of SID.org (Society for Information Display), so being a known authority on the topic, they approached me to verified the correctness of their article and gave them back input and corrections, mainly to scanning backlight science). I gave them access to the motion tests, and they apparently chose to also include that too (with my permission).
It is noteworthy comment that they actually used the worst LightBoost monitor to take PixPerAn photos on; the VG278HE is worse than the VG278H -- hazmatm tested the VG278H and VG278HE side by side
; while my XL2411T is in turn better than VG278H in terms of crosstalk artifacts. I mentioned to them that ASUS VG248QE and XL2411T produces much better PixPerAn images. They also understandably pan on some of the LightBoost disadvantages; but came away more impressed than expected -- and rightfully so; they've tested many scanning backlights and came away underwhelmed. As this forum thread attests, many people agree that amongst the scanning backlight and other stroboscopic technologies, LightBoost has been one of the best invented.
nVidia led the way there, but never advertised its 2D motion blur elimination benefit which is actually more in demand than stereoscopic 3D at this stage. The demand just hasn't been properly tapped. Only now, that's slowly changing (especially VG248QE). Googling "LightBoost" now returns more results relating to its zero motion blur benefits than for its original 3D Vision purpose
. Even customer reviews on Amazon's VG248QE page are starting to mention LightBoost blur benefit more often than LightBoost 3D benefit. NewEgg and ASUS just talked about LightBoost zero blur
in their YouTube. It became too irresistible for sites such as pcmonitors and TFTCentral NOT to cover this technology. More mainstream sites will follow suit later this year.
Also they essentially said a rough equivalent to It's got worse color, it's not properly calibrated for 2D, it is darker, it doesn't completely eliminate overdrive artifacts, it is only available on TN panels, but that the blur elimination was very large
, TFTCentral beautifully covers those disadvantages in detail, and despite disadvantages, the lack of motion blur is apparently a very noteworthy for many people sensitive to motion blur -- and some sick of it (and finally found the Holy Grail in LightBoost) -- otherwise this thread wouldn't have reached over 70 pages long.
People post links all the time throughout these forums, as long as they don't earn money of it. But yes, guilty of posting a hyperlink -- perhaps I should have waited until somebody else more impartial posted the TFTCentral link -- that would have been more unbiased posting of a link. It's on-topic in this thread, anyway.Edited by mdrejhon - 3/21/13 at 3:12pm