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Game latency high?

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November 28, 2010 6:59:36 PM

I just started using my extra 32 inch samsung hdtv as a monitor, and when i play games now the latency is very high how can i fix this? My video card is a Hd radeon 5830, the tv is a 1080p.

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November 28, 2010 7:17:28 PM

What resolution are you gaming at? Also, what physical connection (HDMI, DVI, or VGA) are you using to connect your PC to the HDTV?
November 28, 2010 7:19:54 PM

i have it set to the highest resolution, and im connected with HDMI
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November 28, 2010 7:23:25 PM

Hmm Latency usually suggests a network connection issue. Maybe also a WOW player. Are you connecting wirelessly and are you now farther away from your connection. Now if you getting lag it could be from using a odd resolution.
November 28, 2010 7:28:54 PM

yes, a wow player. I switched it to the recomeneded video settings of 1280x720 and still no change, the computer has never been moved since i got it, and this has never happened since i started using the tv as a monitor.
November 28, 2010 8:00:11 PM Talks about WoW Latency. Its odd it would start to get latency from your TV. Now maybe lower Frames per second but the Latency is network related. If you move back to your old monitor now, does your latency improve. You can also have wow load optimal settings and see if it adjusts it to the proper sizing and you can always adjust the details after that.
November 28, 2010 8:15:59 PM

Im just pitching in here as im no expert on the subject but what was teh refresh rate on the Monitor you used before ? Im pretty sure the TV will be running at a very low refresh and i beleive this could add latency.
I could be wrong as i said im noo expert but just thought i would mention it as a posibility.

Mactronix :) 
November 28, 2010 10:00:35 PM

Try changing your Catalyst HDTV setting to 720p to see if your performance improves. You are pumping a lot of data and putting a heavy load on your GPU (assume you are using HDMI sound as well) at 1080p.
November 29, 2010 1:29:32 AM

i switched back to my monitor and it runs perfect now, i guess im gunna just leave it that way beacuse the tv is causing a headache lol. Thanks for the imputer tho guys/gals i really appreicate it. ;) 
November 29, 2010 2:20:53 AM

What you are experiencing is called input lag which is basically the delay between when you do an action with your keyboard / mouse and when it occurs on the screen.

If gaming on a 120Hz or 240Hz HDTV then it is always best to choose "Gaming Mode". If it does not have "Gaming Mode", then manually switch the HDTV to operate in 60Hz mode. This should decrease the amount of input lag.