Street Fighter 4 is probably going to be our biggest game at our ranbats this year and there are some concerns about the HD aspect.
What displays are tournament organisers using for the game? What will Evo use? CRT’s are obviously the lagless solution… we could get over the graphics factor, but a lot of people are put off by the way everything is squished in from non widescreen. If we were to use HD monitors our best bet would be to locate some 22-24 inch monitors that are native 720p to prevent lag introduced by scaling, as that is Street Fighter IVs native res.
In addition to that, what are people using to record their HD footage if they are indeed going that route? We’ve traditionally been recording our footage on CRTs that output to DVD recorders. HDMI being copy protected introduces a lot of pain, and most of our games are on PS3 so that’s pretty much what we are using.
These issues are pretty important, because we’re looking at turning our ranbats into a nice annual event, and having displays with even slight lag compared with the few arcade machines around is not on.
I suprised that there is no knowledge base on SRK for this sort of thing… yeah, I’ve seen the poonages latest take on the HDTV lag thread, but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of technical talk regarding what tournaments use. I not the most experienced with this, but I might try my hand at writing up a guide once I have it all figured out.