Calling all Z580CA owners. Let’s talk video and Tru2Life+

With the many reviews out there of the ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) there is not a lot of mention or details of the Tru2Life+ technology inside. In fact, I would suspect that there are Z580CA owners who are unaware of this video enhancement feature.

Just a brief overview. All ZenPad tablets have Tru2Life, which is enhancement technology for stills, images, photos. The Tru2Life+ technology is a video enhancement technology and is exclusive to the Z580CA.

The reason for this article is for Z580CA owner to discuss their opinions about the Tru2Life+ technology. We’ve spent some time with the feature now, and getting some other opinions would be interesting.

We are going to share a lot of thoughts in our upcoming review, but one thing is certain. Tru2Life+ is a very substantial feature. In a way, it’s like if you could play a first person shooter video game at 30 FPS (frames per second) and then jump right over to that same game running at 60 FPS. The difference is going to be immediate and it’s going to have a “wow” factor.

Asus has since adjusted their software settings in the Z580CA to allow users some options on video enhancement. You can choose between high, medium, low, and none. The question we have is what have you found best? Or is this a feature that you didn’t really know about in the settings?

How to Adjust Tru2Life+

  • Settings > Display >  Blur-Free Motion (Smoothen the video play quality)

You can see that Tru2Life+ isn’t the name being used, but rather it’s referred to a “Blur-Free Motion”. What you can do is run a video, then with that settings window open, you can do the quick switch from the settings window, back to the video window. This allows you to do a very quick comparison on the effect and whether it’s something you enjoy or feel is a bit over the top.

We would be grateful to hear your experiences with this technology in the comment section below!


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  1. Alex Cushner October 2, 2015 at 2:40 pm #

    Hello…. I am investor in Pixelworks, which makes the IRIS chip, which enables the True2Life+

    I am interested to know how your readers are judging this feature.

    I am going to be at Pixelworks on Monday to get a first-hand review, but would appreciate any insights that you can share.

    Thank you, Alex

    • Staff October 2, 2015 at 3:05 pm #

      It would be great if you could post back some thoughts after getting your chance to review. Personally, to really appreciate or understand the level of this feature, you need to have a video running in one window, and then swap back and forth using different levels of the enhancement. So watch a particular fast moving scene, then rewatch with a different level of the enhancement enabled. However, I’m not sure what device(s) you will be looking at and whether those offer a on/off or high/med/low setting. My sense is that a lot of current Z580CA owners a unaware of the feature on their tablet. I could be wrong, but when even the biggest tech sites fail to mention such a profound feature in the Z580CA reviews, there is little wonder consumers are unaware of it.

  2. Anonym March 28, 2018 at 4:27 am #

    I have z380 i believe and tru2live was a reason i regret buying the tablet. The hardware is very nice, nice colors of display. I bought the tablet for watching youtube videos (pc games mostly) and with this app on it is HORRIBLE. It is real cancer honestly. It makes small text unreadable and picture overal look weird and light parts of video washed.
    I dont understand how anybody with sound mind would think they can develop general algorithm that would make all videos look better. People spend hours on their videos so that they look good on screen, they already look good on the screen.
    I had an older asus phone without this app and it was very nice. But on the tablet i cannot even turn it off or uninstall or anything and it makes me very very sad. Only solution is probably rooting. I will never buy asus device again and i warn everybody not to buy it.

    • Staff March 30, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

      You can turn on Tru2Life in the settings. I’ll have to check the exact location of that toggle switch but it’s easy to find. Clarify that you have updated the firmware because the toggle may have been added in later firmware updates. My memory isn’t so great but I know it’s something you can deactivate from within the settings.

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