1000WATT wrote: ↑
08 Feb 2020, 13:16
The chief hand is getting stronger and stronger "compresses the eggs" vendors.
Blur Busters does indeed have broadening influence as the years passes by.
We're the site that popularized LightBoost
We are why NVIDIA has a "ULMB Pulse Width" item in their strobe menus.
We are why ASUS now has a roadmap to 1000Hz (As mentioned to to us, to PC Magazine, and to DigitalTrends).
Blur Busters has multiple fronts in the refresh rate race to retina refresh rates, whether by sheer Hz or via strobing, etc.
Indeed, while we are biased in some advertising -- sure -- however we're not biased to which manufacturer that wants to work with us -- the Blur Busters Approved program is open to all established monitor manufacturers. They can contact Blur Blur Busters to get their monitor Logo Program Certified. Someone had to come first. Some may not be interested while others are. Much like some go get FreeSync certification, and others go get G-SYNC certification. The free monitor testing tools
are available completely unbiased to all reviewers who wants to test using Blur Busters monitor-testing inventions.
3dfan wrote: ↑
07 Feb 2020, 14:57
it had been promised more brightness for the XG270 on the next firmware
since long time ago. if you ask me, i am of those users that would prefer to wait and see it to believe when that firmware is a really released and working, especially after seeing so many manufactures hiding flaws and creating hype in order to guarantee their sales.
also i dont know you, but in my country you cannot return a monitor just because you dont like it, so we dont have more choice than have to rely and trust reviews. well this is just my opninion, hope this additional info helps you to make a fair and convenient choice
If the extra brightness settings are important to you, and you need to hear from reviewers, then it's best to wait obviously.
However, addressing the "promise" part -- I can confirm the firmware is now in testing.
It is currently my understanding that I think they are targetting during sometime in March 2020
. (Don't hold me to this target -- this is best available information
that I currently have). The CES convention as well as the China New Year (disrupted by the coronavirus) means resources were not available for testing firmware. They're finally doing that now. Obviously, testing is important because buggy firmware installers can brick a monitor -- so I'm fine with them spending more time testing it.
It is part of their required agreement because it was a condition of awarding the Blur Busters Approved logo to add the brightness levels. Several other blur reduction brands have strobe pulse-length adjustments (DyAc, ULMB).
The ViewSonic XG270 manual, if you download it from their website, already has the extra PureXP+ brightness levels
in the instruction manual -- so that's the proof it's coming. There is a 2.5x to 4x brighter picture with the brightest setting.
PDF Download: ViewSonic XG270 Manual on ViewSonic Global
See? Extra brightness settings already in the ViewSonic manual.
Light - 4x brighter, 40% refresh cycle pulse length (4/10th persistence)
Normal - 3x brighter, 30% refresh cycle pulse length (3/10th persistence)
Extreme - 2x brighter, 20% refresh cycle pulse length (2/10th persistence)
Ultra - Same as today, 10% refresh cycle pulse length (1/10th persistence)
Off - Strobing disabled
So -- just hang tight, the firmware is coming, as it's a legal requirement of Blur Busters Approved that they have adjustable strobe pulse length. It was a mandatory criteria. So the "promise" is actually "definitely" mandatory. Yes, you can wait to purchase the monitor, but regardless, the firmware is coming.
I'm already running the firmware. Personally my favourite compromise is Extreme at night, and Normal during daytime.