Originally Posted by epik
So is this really legit? I'm sick of being let down every time people claim that LCDs have finally matched CRTs.
I can't stand anything less than perfect 120hz or 150hz CRT refresh rates. It matters enough to me that I quite gaming altogether when companies stopped supporting the drivers for the FW900 and I couldn't get it working consistently.
Look at the media coverage
and decide for yourself.
Go check the amazon.com reviews for the VG248QE monitor, some of them even mention the LightBoost tweak as a buying consideration.
To temper your expectations though;
-- CRT quality is in specific to the lack of motion blur
-- LightBoost 2D is something not officially advertised for nVidia.
-- You still have the lower color quality of TN LCD and the LightBoost picture is mis-calibrated so you need to readjust your colors to get the color quality back.
-- It's a bit hacky to enable if you don't have the shutterglasses emitter, though there's now some new ToastyX Custom Resolution Utility instructions that make it easier. (NOTE: It happens ToastyX Custom Resolution Utility makes it easier to re-enable high-refresh rates on Sony FW900 to work properly on newer Windows systems; in case you still have your FW900).
LightBoost is not for everyone; especially if you're sensitive to having CRT-perfect color/blacks.
However, if you are extremely sensitive to motion blur and have always hated it even on regular 120 Hz LCD's, this is finally the LCD "holy grail" some people was waiting for. Especially if you tweak it downwards to a LightBoost setting of 50% or less.
There's a large number of rave reviews throughout several forum threads, including HardForum, overclock.net and many others.