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VoidZer01 post since 15 Sep 2017 new member
I play Nintendo WiiU and I want to get back into hardcore gaming whenever the PS5 comes out. For the Wii U, the sound on my TV comes wayyyy after the sound on my game pad and I would like a TV that I can't tell the difference between the TV and gamepad. Also, picture is really delayed along with the audio. I especially want to fix this problem befor I get into hardcore gaming, mostly shooting games online.

So what specifications should I be looking for in a TV to have a perfect gaming experience? Also, if you could suggest a TV for me, that would also be helpful. Thanks.
MetalGearRex1,181 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
As AxG has stated, this probably isn’t the best place to post this. Somewhere like GameFAQs or NeoGAF would suffice.

However, I’d personally recommend monitors for gaming; the response time is far superior, especially for FPS titles. The BenQ monitors come to mind.

And if I were in your position, I’d get straight into core gaming sooner rather than later. PS5 for the moment, is a long way away (2019/2020?), and there are plenty of good core titles to justify buying a PS4 or X1.
Last edited by MetalGearRex on 15 September 2017 9:39pm
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Neil Jones3,870 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Doesn't the Wii U connect via HDMI? Surely there is an option something in its settings for the audio delay?

I don't think a replacement TV is going to solve this. If the picture and the audio are out of sync on the TV that's probably to do with the way the console is sending it, surely? You can test the theory, pinch the TV out the bedroom/kitchen/neighbour's house and see if the effect follows it onto the second TV.
UBox556 posts since 31 May 2015
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I guess you thought TVForum discusssed TVs as opposed to whats on TV. Not really the right forum but since you're here - you want to look for the lowest response time possible. Good gaming monitors are 1ms or 0.5ms response time which is about the best you can get. A TV isn't the best option if at all avoidable since they often have refresh times of 40ms.

EDIT - It appears we've found the 1 person who bought a Wii U
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davidhorman1,708 posts since 8 Mar 2005
Channel Channel Islands
Most modern TVs should have a Game Mode specifically for this - it disables things like motion processing that usually induce a delay of 3-4 frames. It still won't beat a proper computer monitor in terms of latency, though - it's a huge difference if you go from one to the other, although the brain is pretty good at compensating after a short while.
DJGM2,560 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Granada North West Today

I play Nintendo WiiU and I want to get back into hardcore gaming whenever the PS5 comes out.
I especially want to fix this problem befor I get into hardcore gaming, mostly shooting games online.

So what specifications should I be looking for in a TV to have a perfect gaming experience?
Also, if you could suggest a TV for me, that would also be helpful. Thanks.


Before we go any further, can I suggest this thread is moved to the Media & Tech section ... ?


OP ... regarding your first line of enquiry, you could be waiting quite some time before Sony even announce the PlayStation 5, especially since the PS4 Pro has only been out for barely a full year. There's also the matter of Microsoft's somewhat more powerful Xbox One X system becoming fully available this November. Or if money a bit tighter than the £449 price tag of the Xbox One X, there's still the Xbox One S. Or if you prefer PlayStation, there's still the Slim or Pro versions of the PS4. Waiting for Sony to announce the PS5 is perhaps similar to waiting for Rockstar Games to announce Grand Theft Auto 6 or for Volition to announce Saints Row 5!

Of course, if money's no object, forget the consoles, get yourself a full-on gaming PC and join the so-called "PC master race" !

As for your question about TV's suitable for gaming, most modern flatscreen TV's are perfectly suitable for current gen console gaming. Don't bother with a CRT TV, unless you're gaming with a classic original Xbox or PS2!
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