I?ve been reading a lot about input lag over the past couple of days, and I thought, what better place to ask about it than were all the Street Fighter nuts live?
a) I?ve heard about the whole SSFIV deal with the 2 frames of lag on PS3, but is this common with most multiplatform games or is it just some? I?ve read on other forums comparing the PS3 and 360 versions of a given game that some people feel the 360 version feels more responsive.
After testing out my PS3 on a CRT (and recording it then slowing it down), it?s pretty obvious that it suffers from input delay somehow. Here?s a video with examples slowed down to 1/4th of the original speed, if you?re interested. Click (Sega Ultimate Mega Drive Collection/Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix/Super Castlevania IV (on SNES, for comparison))
Is this just a delay caused by the PS3/TV downsampling the HD image into 576i, or is it a wireless controller thing? If this is the case, I wonder whether getting a USB adaptor for my wired PS2 controllers would solve this issue, but then I read that some adaptors cause an input lag when compared to the wireless PS3. Does anyone here know of a lag-free adaptor for PS2 controllers? (even if it?s not the case, a lag-free adaptor would be handy for playing with friends or relatives, since PS3 controllers are so dang expensive)
I also read on another sorta fighting game related forum that all games that were originally made for Xbox 360 (and most of them are, it seems) will suffer some input lag when ported to PS3 one way or another. If that?s true, then that?s big-time crappiness, as I only got my PS3 at the end of last December, and I?d hate to now have to play slightly-less-than-perfect versions of all the multiplatform titles I was looking forward to owning.
b) Also, kinda relevant Wii-related question, what?s the lag-status on these like? The sole Amazon review claims it has advantage over the Classic Controller, but I never trust anyone on Amazon. (It would also be cool to use with the GameBoy Player).
c) Since I use also my PS3 to watch movies a lot, I?m thinking of getting a cheap HDMI splitter so that I don?t have to worry about changing picture settings for games and movies, I can just have them in different inputs. I just wanted to be sure that HDMI splitters aren?t known to create any lag. I?m assuming they don?t since they don?t have to buffer anything and just turns on signal into two, but you never know…