Some HDTVs can make videogames unplayable. IGN explain the phenomena, the causes, and the solutions...
I can't remember where i read it, but i remeber reading something about 6 months ago in a press release or something from apple, that this was a problem they were having with their whole use of front row on hdtv's and that is why they said that they went with DVI and were looking at eventually going with HDMI options on the new macmini's becasue it allowed communication between the hdtv and the computer so that it was automatically able to adjust the outgoing signal accordingly to overcome HDTV lag. Does anyone else remember reading this or hearing something about it??? cause i can't remember for sure
I can personally attest to this. Parents bring home a beautiful large HDTV, and so I hook my ps2 up to it. I play burnout for a while, just fine. Then I pop in Guitar Hero, and suddenly look like I've never played before. It took me a second to realize that I wasn't off (as I was following the music), but rather, there was a delay in the video stream. It's possible to forcibly compensate (i.e. play sooner than your eyes let on), but not worth the effort. Slower games, where precision doesn't matter, play fine though. And DDR plays fine as well, which I can only assume means there's a larger gap or window for input in that game.
huh, that's crappy, mines wonderful...so yay for me, lol
i'm about to get a 48" flat screen HDTV, so I had better be careful!
and what did that silly little sony fan say to me?
The key part of that article I think was finding a TV with an optimized game mode as is the easiest method to avoid lag compared to the other workarounds given in the article.
Some Samsung TVs, for example, now have this feature like the 4692D (1366x768). The upcoming 1080p Sammy LCDs, the 4095D/4695D along with the 4096D/4696D also have the game mode option which reduces the response time of the TV and turns off the Image Enhancement control. Just some information to gamers that are in the market for a new TV.
More information on the 1080p sets here if you so care:
I have a new dlp and it has a game mode that Is specialy so you wont lag in games.. why would they host a huge tournament.
Microsoft's Stuart Moulder will give a keynote speech on "The Future of On-Line Gaming and Multi-Platforms", while Brian Reynolds, President and CEO of Big Huge Games, who participated in the WCG Forum last year, will also give his own keynote speech. Also Cliff Bleszinski, a key developer of Unreal Tournament's 3D engine, and Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic, are scheduled to preside over sessions on rendering, networking and artificial intelligence.
About the World Cyber Games
WCG was reborn as a true "international e-sports culture festival" as the first WCG was officially launched with the turn of the century. WCG will hold its first world tournament, the 1st World Cyber Games at the Convention Hall of COEX from Dec. 5 ~ 9, 2001 with gamers representing 37 countries from around the world. WCG will lead the youth entertainment culture in the digital age and grow as the first global cultural festival incorporating an e-sports concept in an emerging game industry. The WCG tournament will be aired live by MBC, the official broadcaster of the tournament and can be viewed live through Gembc and Lycos(wcg.lycos.co.kr).
FORGOT TO ADD THAT PART.
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