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Finally! LCD monitor with less motion blur than Sony GDM-W900 CRT !!!

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Good news for video gamers who hate motion blur but is having a hard time finding the venerated Sony GDM-W900 CRT that some of us love!!

There's now an LCD computer monitor (27") on the market with a strobed backlight.
There's an undocumented feature of some new "3D Lightboost2" monitors that works in 2D mode (ASUS VG278H monitor, which is a 120Hz LCD and a strobed backlight). After adjusting several settings, it has less motion blur than a plasma, and -- AMAZINGLY -- less motion blur than medium-to-long persistence CRT's (including Sony GDM-W900).
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Originally Posted by qubit 
Yes, I've finally found the holy grail of gaming in 2D mode on an LCD monitor: zero motion blur! It literally displays motion as good as a CRT and then some. I was so stoked when I first saw the effect today, that my jaw literally dropped and I played my game open mouthed, it was that awesome! This combined the crystal clarity of an LCD display with the motion sharpness and smoothness of a CRT, all at a fast 120Hz screen refresh rate. This is something I'd never seen before and looks truly amazing - better than even a CRT.

Instructions for configuring an ASUS VG278H monitor, to strobe backlight during 2D:
http://www.techngaming.com/home/guide/tips/eliminate-motion-blur-while-gaming-with-nvidia-lightboost-r485

From what I've been seeing, MPRT benchmarks is far lower than a plasma display (bottlenecked by phosphor ghosting) and better than some CRT's -- so he's actually telling the truth. I found someone who has this monitor -- also did the adjustment, and he's right -- motion blur completely disappears to below human perceptible levels; CRT perfect motion in video games. The zero motion blur LCD is here today!

The main disadvantage is the strobe backlight mode flickers like a 120Hz CRT -- but at 120Hz, it's no biggie. Input lag of an LCD applies, but with less than one frame of lag, it is far more acceptable. The faster reaction responses afforded by zero motion blur (being able to see&identify enemies while moving, without stopping moving first) makes this an excellent heir to the throne, when our favourite widescreen CRT computer monitors (e.g. W900's) are getting harder and harder to find. The portability of this unit also makes it more suitable to bring to LAN parties, etc.
Edited by Mark Rejhon - 12/14/12 at 9:37pm
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Having had difficulty finding a Sony GDM-W900 CRT, I've decided to purchase the VG278H monitor and play with its strobe-flashing backlight. I can say I confirm this -- the motion does look similar to CRT. Zero motion blur!! The CRT style "zero motion blur" effect is finally here for the first time in an LCD monitor, from what I'm seeing!!

Since this is a CRT forum, I've instead posted more information here in this other thread, including comparision of sharp-edge RTC artifacts (LCD) versus green-phosphor ghosting artifact (CRT)
Edited by Mark Rejhon - 12/15/12 at 7:52pm
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Riiight but how's the input lag?
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Riiight but how's the input lag?
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Originally Posted by Mark Rejhon View Post

Input lag of an LCD applies, but with less than one frame of lag, it is far more acceptable.

HTH.

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