So, one of the side effects of playing SFV on my PC is that when I hooked it up to my TV this week I became painfully aware of how input lag differed between the two setups and it greatly affected my game while I adjusted. I have a Samsung 46" TV running in game mode and by TV standards it’s supposed to have a pretty good latency of around 37ms. My computer monitor is nothing fancy, a 20" Dell something or other that supposedly has a 12ms delay.
Sadly, I can’t un-see how this affects the timing on simple things like jump kicks and crossovers and I am now hung up on the idea that I might greatly improve things like my manual timing and shadow breaking in KI. So now I have to agonize over whether to buy a monitor. While I sort it out I thought I would ask you guys for some info.
Anyone got any ideas about a reasonably big monitor that I might get (bigger than 26") that won’t break the bank and will improve my input lag? What about things like projectors? I have a few nickels to rub together but it’s hard to justify spending a ton in such a specialized luxury item.
Unfortunately I can’t find a single online retailer that lets your browse TV’s by latency, so you’re going to have to do your own research… I suggest checking out http://cnet.com/topics/monitors/ . From there you’re going to have to read reviews to get the details on latency and other (usually page 2 of the review). You should also look up your TV while there, they may have some setting tweaks to improve quality.
The TV is actually old. I got it as my primary TV probably 5 years ago (give or take). I just now hooked my computer to it because it was sitting unused in a closet (having been replaced) and I decided to build a more or less dedicated arcade setup to play my fighting games on. I bought an awesome pedestal from recroommasters.com and I have the TV (which is really too big for it) on a pedestal behind the arcade setup. I love the setup, but since I have been playing SFV on my computer monitor and then moved it to the arcade setup, I realize the latency issue. I believe the tv has about 37ms latency, so it’s actually pretty good as TVs go. In a way this makes it harder because I need to find something really good if I’m going to see an improvement. I know this is a longshot, but I’m going to try.
I can’t look at the link now because I’m at work (sneaking a chance to haunt the forums), but I will investigate it tonight. I really appreciate you posting it.
I seen a bad asssss SONY TV at best buy the other day Ultra 4K 55 inch and made for SONY PS4 gaming! Its was only 855$ It had the SOny PS4 logos all over it and even had a picture of MKX and other games on it.