Gaming input delay... Am I hypersensitive?

I asked this question mainly because I did a field test of one of those 1 millisecond gray-to-gray monitors advertised as gaming monitors…

And it failed my test. By the way to test a used was a flash game I could do phenomenally well with with a CRT butter but was severely handicapped with the Apple iMac monitor.

It’s a web version of press your luck.

I understand there’s different degrees of low lag. light gun games are sensitive enough that even a VCR in between the game in the TV could throw off your aim of the gun, but pretty much every other game plays perfectly fine and delay is unnoticeable.

So which of the two would be a higher standard, higher meaning less delay? Street Fighter quick, or Press Your Luck quick?

And yes press your uck is still enjoyable with high ping, just not masterable at a Michael Larson level. Adding ping would make it truer to Bill Carruthers’s vision of the show. Randomness + ping makes it truly a game of luck.

Basically what I’m saying is I tried a supposedly low input monitor and for Press Your Luck it was not low ping enough.

I assume the best minors have 10 milliseconds delay if rated 1 millisecond gray-to-gray. If that is correct then should I assume that if I pipe a TV signal whether it be 240p 480i 480p 720p 1080i or 1080p ( and perhaps 2160p) if my Hauppauge Rocket can natively handle all those formats, and claims it’s ping time for the device itself is one millisecond or less, and is tested to be true, then the USB output could display to a computer and that computer could have a VGA monitor connection, which can accept multiple resolution and Hertz rate combinations, and I assume there is an acceptable version of a monitor that can accept those resolutions and instantly draw it in a CRT.

I know I have to call Apple and find out if there’s a way to use a CRT monitor built in a 2992 iMac as a a TV output for another computer or video game console. I know apples can use dual monitors, so are the two monitors’ draw times Independent or is the CRT slowed down/delayed to match the non-CRT.

Should I assume that any CRT could could do the job as long as it meets certain requirements? I understand between the Hauppauge conversion time, and certain processes, that no matter how hard you try no home console video game will play on a variable pixel CRT TV well enough for a light gun to work accurately, at least through the Hauppauge.

If so I can live with that my downstairs TV has way more room and could be considered my exercise room for connect Wii remotes etc and gun range for gun games. I just have to block the background in my stream. Also Sega Scope games don’t have to be played upstairs.

are light gun games and Sega scope games you own games that require a direct connection to be accurate? If so then I just have to find a compatible CRT TV to do the job.

I never bought an independent computer monitor before. The closest I came is the iMac which has the system built in, and the PlayStation 3D TV specifically for 3D and modern gaming.

So if the best non CRT TV has 10 milliseconds of lag, am I Hauppauge only has one, is there other lthings I should factor in, or is Hauppauge straight to the computer with CRT guaranteed 1 millisecond of lag or less? I understand them throwing light gun games out the window right away if I do this but no big deal.

Dude, what even is your question.


Never mind… Answered question on different thread. I applied the wrong test.