John constantly brings up BFI in like almost every stream they do. I don't think I've ever heard him "apologize" for itRonsonPL wrote: ↑28 Jul 2022, 14:06
I'm really not as optimistic it will come back, ever. And the only chance is to get some mainstream attention to it, like when Digital Foundry sent a STRONG message about Sony's stupid lack of "Automatic Low Latency Mode" toggle. It didn't take long before the feature was added and problem solved.
But Digital Foundry doesn't voice their opinions as strongly about the BFI modes. In fact, the only person among their team who realizes the benefits, thinks he's just having some "weird expectations" and always almost apologizes when he mentions that he uses it on his OLED.
I didn't see any "big" youtuber or website "crying" loudly about the current state of BFI in OLEDs. Sadly.
The best I've seen is "too bad, but oh well... not a big deal"
I think they will not return to 240Hz anytime soon, and if they do, I'm afraid they'll add 240Hz input and jack the price up painfully, pushing it as a gaming hardware, and slapping "gaming hardware" somehow allows for magical +100% price hikes.
I'm losing hope, honestly. The biggest chance for good CRT-like displays, in my opinion, lies within VR tech. Sony just announced their PSVR2 will have cineatic mode. 1920x1080 res (per eye) for the virtual screen. For all the non-VR games
It'll be an OLED. Might be the best "TV" for consoles ever released. 1920x1080 with perfect 3D and 60 and 120Hz support. If only they opened it up for PC or somebody hacked it so it could be used on PC.
If the price ends up around 500$ and it actually becomes the best TV for gaming, albeit a virtual one, it would be no brainer at least for me. But Sony is big. If there's no chance of using it with PC, other competitors may not have access to such a good quality display and definitely not at comparable price. Not only they'd pay much more for the display, as Sony can secure bigger orders and use the volume to negotiate the price down, but also the rest of the VR HMD would not be nowhere near the PSVR2, as Sony surely aims to balance the cost of hardware out by profits made on software licencing. [/color]
OLED is clearly stopgap for MicroLED(if the industry doesn't intentionally shelve or eventually nerf that technology because it's really way too good for regular consumers whom they want to continually make money off of) but this industry moves like molasses because it's all about maximizing profits, so they'll milk the shit out of "inbetween" technologies like OLED like they did with Plasma while churning out crappy LCDs because they're the cheapest to produce.
If this industry wasn't this way there would have been much more research on MicroLED 20 years ago and we might have never had to deal with Plasma and OLED, maybe even LCD.
As always the industry backs the wrong horse on purpose first and the consumer has to suffer from it while they have much to gain from said consumers with decades of countless small "improvements".