Blur Busters covers Everything Better Than 60Hz™. This site covers high-refresh rate displays (120Hz, 144Hz, 240Hz), strobe backlight displays including LightBoost, scanning backlights, display overclocking, high frame rate (HFR), variable refresh rate (G-SYNC), and any technologies that is better than a plain 60Hz refresh rate. Blur Busters was born in September 2012 from an inspiration from John Carmack of iD Software.
Under Mark Rejhon’s leadership, Blur Busters trail-blazed many firsts:
- The world’s first site dedicated to eliminating motion blur on displays.
- The world’s first 100% web-based motion test (www.testufo.com).
- The world’s first mainstream site to use a pursuit camera for display testing.
Some of the many things that Blur Busters Squad covers:
- Strobe backlights that eliminate motion blur, including LightBoost
The most popular page on Blur Busters is the LightBoost HOWTO which are instructions on enabling the strobe backlight on existing 120 Hz LED computer monitors. This produces fast-motion clarity similar to CRT, as a newly successful technique of reduction and elimination of motion blur on LCD displays in a computer-compatible and video-game compatible manner, with low latency.
- Blur Busters is the web site that made LightBoost 2D motion blur elimination popular.
– Most sources mentions Blur Busters as the #1 reference for LightBoost 2D info!
– See Amazon VG248QE customer reviews (Hit Control+F and find “lightboost”);
– See AnandTech BENQ XL2720T review, amended with new LightBoost information due a large number of users requesting LightBoost tests in its comments section;
– See media coverage of LightBoost (Ars Technica, TFTCentral, pcmonitors.info, etc).
- Testing LCD’s using high speed cameras, oscilloscope and pursuit cameras
Blur Busters has developed several innovative & inexpensive LCD measurement techniques utilizing high-speed video cameras, oscilloscopes, and pursuit camera techniques. Examples include the high-speed video of LCD pixel transition speed limitation successfully being bypassed, oscilloscope measurements of LightBoost, and pursuit camera photographs of LCD artifacts.
- TestUFO: Blur Busters Motion Tests
Blur Busters launched the UFO at www.testufo.com on July 15th, 2013.
- Coverage of existing scanning backlights.
Blur Busters also covers the advancement of other related scanning backlight technologies, which is used with LCD displays to reduce motion blur, similiar to a CRT. Big-name manufacturers already use scanning backlights in some high-end HDTV’s and monitors to reduce motion blur. Blur Busters hosts the Scanning Backlight FAQ, which also covers the differences between different stroboscopic/scanning backlight technologies.
- Coverage of homebrew strobe/scanning backlights.
This site also records Mark Rejhon’s progress on homebrew strobe backlight modifications for existing LCD computer monitors, to reduce motion blur. This site was born from the Arduino Scanning Backlight Project post made within threads on 120hz.net, Overclock.net, avsforum.com, and hardforum.com. He has extensive home theater industry experience, and has the skills to build a high-end scanning backlight from simple, inexpensive components.
- The Business
Originally an unfunded free hobby blog by Mark Rejhon, Blur Busters is now a part of Rejhon Technologies Inc. During 2013, Amazon Affilate links were added to recoup this site’s operating costs. Also see the contribute page.
The Blur Busters Philosophy: Although we strive to eliminate motion blur, we do not necessarily hate motion blur in general. However, we believe displays should never create unavoidable extra motion blur upon human eyes. Motion blur should be 100% natural, as it is a natural behavior of the human brain. Thus, motion blur should be created naturally (or by artistic intent or user adjustment) without the display adding unwanted motion blur.