Chief Blur Buster wrote: ↑29 Jan 2023, 16:22
I'm currently working to press for progress behind the scenes. There is very limited control of how Blur Busters can influence a giant panel factory to modify the backplanes, but I am working hard to move the needle at least a little. Much like I toppled a few reluctant dominoes for 60Hz single-strobe support on LCDs. Nothing new yet to announce about BFI on OLEDs, except I wouldn't mind more people to begin commenting about lack of BFI to make the vendors realize there's demand.
For now, the path with OLEDs is brute framerate-based motion blur reduction (which OLEDs excel at), rather than flicker-based motion blur reduction (which is good for retro content), but both needs to be made available. I'm a fan of seeing ~500-1000 Hz OLEDs come out by end of the decade, and 1000fps zero-latency reprojection-based frame generation getting built into major engines such as UE5 (doable with today's GPU technology now!) -- then demand for strobing will fall quite a bit except for retro content and video content, ala 60 years of retro 60fps 60Hz content.
However, even within specific OLED backplane limitations, I'd still like to see 60Hz 4ms MPRT and 120Hz 4ms MPRT strobing support added to 240Hz OLEDs as soon as possible. But there's no good news yet on BFI.
Good to know. I agree that a good first step would be 4ms MPRT for computer monitor sized OLED - the LG CX offered this for 60hz and 120hz, though the C1 forced 60hz up to 8ms to make it brighter (removing the user choice to increase motion clarity), and the c2 regressed further by removing BFI entirely for 120hz content, leaving only 8ms BFI for 60hz.
If we can't get XG2431 granularity, a good first step given where OLED brightness is at right now (between LG's latest panels and what Samsung has cooking with their QDOLED), returning 4ms MPRT options for 60hz and 120hz would be a great compromise between peak brightness for the non-black frames, backplane limitations, and perceived motion clarity. With another generational leap in terms of peak brightness, providing options for 2ms would be good, too. Not quite "motion nirvana", but within spitting distance of slow phosphor decay CRTs that many users already loved. An understated quality of LG's solution (in their 2020 and 2021 models at least) is their BFI solutions provided total screen uniformity with zero crosstalk - a feat that even the XG2431 can't achieve at 120hz (though it comes very close, it's around 90% perfect at that refresh rate)
I appreciate your response here. Driver level BFI would be a welcome addition, as game injections (specialK, reshade) can flag anti cheat services or may break if you try to use them in combination with other injection services (geo-11, the soon to be open source 3dmigoto replacement, game specific mod managers, etc).