deepflame Yeah I am more and more convinced the primary root cause is software, and the reason some older hardware is more commonly ok for us is because it just isn't capable of implementing the dithering/whatever motion or visual trickery instructions. There is not ANY modern SW/HW combo I can use without trouble and I believe this is because the SW is asking for more and the HW is capable of giving it...whereas in some older combos either they aren't trying to do as much, or cannot, or both. I don't have enough modern hardware to set up a lab and test old SW on new HW to make comparisions but that would validate this. I don't WANT this to be true because it means the future is bleak since things will just get more "fancy" SW and HW wise and we will be like people trying to avoid using electricity when the rest of the world has moved on...but I believe this is the base problem.
But once again until someone can ID and shut off dithering we are just spinning our wheels. If it's not that then it's something else we haven't discovered yet...and I would bet everything there IS a primary root cause that most people are affected by, and all the other stuff like LED/CCFL, PWM, Fonts etc are just red herrings or things that make the root problem more noticable when you are already fatigued because of said root cause.
I have proposed paying someone for this a few times but nobody seems interested. JTL is the best "in house" hope but its clear he cannot dedicate enough time to this and without it being someone's primary focus it's going to get dragged at for years more. I'd be interested in hearing ideas of WHO to approach for work on this and the best crowdfunding route etc. I don't know about everyone else but I need a solution now, not in years. I am losing my last chances in life because of this bullshit and there is no way industry is going to solve it for us.