4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor

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I have a 4K TV but don’t play that well. I also have a cheap monitor that no one uses. Is there a big difference between them? Or is there something I can do to play better on the TV. I might sit too far from the TV

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Save up some more money.

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@tylerslikewhoa said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Save up some more money.

It’s not worth it for me

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The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

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@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

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@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

Agreed 100%. I have one of the best rated gaming TV's, and a 1 ms gaming monitor, and the difference on a 100 mph fastball is definitely noticeable. I play on the monitor all the time.

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@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

Agreed 100%. I have one of the best rated gaming TV's, and a 1 ms gaming monitor, and the difference on a 100 mph fastball is definitely noticeable. I play on the monitor all the time.

Did it affect your record? I don't want to lose so much in ranked lol. 20-23 is really bad compared to everyone in the forums

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

Agreed 100%. I have one of the best rated gaming TV's, and a 1 ms gaming monitor, and the difference on a 100 mph fastball is definitely noticeable. I play on the monitor all the time.

Did it affect your record? I don't want to lose so much in ranked lol. 20-23 is really bad compared to everyone in the forums

I think it did, but I don't know exact numbers. I had the TV when I first started playing The Show 20, and after only a few weeks got the monitor. When I started playing on the monitor I didn't really think much of it (whether it was better or easier to hit)... then one day I went back to the TV and I was late on everything and felt like I had no hope of catching up to fastballs. Obviously part of it is simply adjusting your timing, but when you're older and you don't have ample reaction time to spare, it makes a noticeable difference. I only played one game on my TV, went back to the monitor and have never looked back.

On a side note, I'm an average player. My RS is hit and miss depending on my opponent (I don't play often), and I am finding the event now very challenging. Especially when I go up against guys in the prestige tier of XP.

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

Agreed 100%. I have one of the best rated gaming TV's, and a 1 ms gaming monitor, and the difference on a 100 mph fastball is definitely noticeable. I play on the monitor all the time.

Did it affect your record? I don't want to lose so much in ranked lol. 20-23 is really bad compared to everyone in the forums

Ignore your record, it literally means nothing in this game. You can be 200 games under .500 because you weren't good to start the year, and make WS. It has zero impact on anything in the game.

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@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@mubby_33 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

The part that makes me mad about the game is that I should not need to spend money on a monitor or adapters for my controller to be somewhat sucessful.

I already had this stuff so I was wondering if it is worth switching to a monitor or moving closer/getting a chair for the TV (I sit on a couch)

Yes, it's worth switching to a monitor, but look up the response time see the specs. Under 5 MS is ideal, but you'll still see a big difference from your TV regardless of the response time.

Agreed 100%. I have one of the best rated gaming TV's, and a 1 ms gaming monitor, and the difference on a 100 mph fastball is definitely noticeable. I play on the monitor all the time.

Did it affect your record? I don't want to lose so much in ranked lol. 20-23 is really bad compared to everyone in the forums

Ignore your record, it literally means nothing in this game. You can be 200 games under .500 because you weren't good to start the year, and make WS. It has zero impact on anything in the game.

Yeah, I have some good days and bad days in this game. I've beaten showdown 3 times in a row but sometimes can't score a run in the bosses or beat a mission. It would be a project to move the PS4 to the monitor though...

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Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

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@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

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@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

ah, look for a little "bump" as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. Off speed pitches have arch or curve to them, and you can see it rather quickly after the release.

It's hard to dot the bottom of the zone as well, so when in doubt, let it go. More often than not, it will end up being a ball.

You can also try a different hitting view that helps you see the entire zone a bit better.

Monitor really helps if you are having a hard time catching up to FB's. To start the year, I was on a TV, I literally had to swing as soon as the ball left the hand in order to even make contact on guys like Kopech. It's not that way at all on my monitor. I have time to make a decision instead of just having to guess.

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@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

ah, look for a little "bump" as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. Off speed pitches have arch or curve to them, and you can see it rather quickly after the release.

It's hard to dot the bottom of the zone as well, so when in doubt, let it go. More often than not, it will end up being a ball.

You can also try a different hitting view that helps you see the entire zone a bit better.

Monitor really helps if you are having a hard time catching up to FB's. To start the year, I was on a TV, I literally had to swing as soon as the ball left the hand in order to even make contact on guys like Kopech. It's not that way at all on my monitor. I have time to make a decision instead of just having to guess.

IRL I can see curves and off speed well so I know it isn't that. When I face Chapman in the event I have to assume its a fastball or I can't hit it! Why is it slower on a monitor?

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

ah, look for a little "bump" as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. Off speed pitches have arch or curve to them, and you can see it rather quickly after the release.

It's hard to dot the bottom of the zone as well, so when in doubt, let it go. More often than not, it will end up being a ball.

You can also try a different hitting view that helps you see the entire zone a bit better.

Monitor really helps if you are having a hard time catching up to FB's. To start the year, I was on a TV, I literally had to swing as soon as the ball left the hand in order to even make contact on guys like Kopech. It's not that way at all on my monitor. I have time to make a decision instead of just having to guess.

IRL I can see curves and off speed well so I know it isn't that. When I face Chapman in the event I have to assume its a fastball or I can't hit it! Why is it slower on a monitor?

It's not "slower" on a monitor. The monitor shows you what is happening in real time, as the response time does not have delay. Your TV shows you "what happened", not what's happening. The TV is behind the action, the monitor is not. Hope those ways of stating it help clear up the confusion 🙂

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@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

ah, look for a little "bump" as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. Off speed pitches have arch or curve to them, and you can see it rather quickly after the release.

It's hard to dot the bottom of the zone as well, so when in doubt, let it go. More often than not, it will end up being a ball.

You can also try a different hitting view that helps you see the entire zone a bit better.

Monitor really helps if you are having a hard time catching up to FB's. To start the year, I was on a TV, I literally had to swing as soon as the ball left the hand in order to even make contact on guys like Kopech. It's not that way at all on my monitor. I have time to make a decision instead of just having to guess.

IRL I can see curves and off speed well so I know it isn't that. When I face Chapman in the event I have to assume its a fastball or I can't hit it! Why is it slower on a monitor?

Here's a nice side by side comparison. Look how much easier it is to react on the monitor, it's a noticeable difference even on a youtube video. Really, you shouldn't play on a TV for any competitive online games that require quick reaction time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfCUFndUcZc

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@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@lucas8181 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@InigoMontoya_75 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@olivegarden2 said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

@MrGamebred said in 4K TV vs cheap $100 monitor:

Depends on what the input lag is for your TV. If it's below 20ms. You probably won't notice much difference.
But I went from about an 75-100ms input lag tv, to a 10ms monitor, 1 Ms response, and in 17-18 and at the beginning of 19, I was a .500 player who'd be lucky to hit .260. And at the end of 19, placed 11th in ESL and now if a hitter hits less than .333, he's off the team.

It's not going to give you magical skills, but if you're having issues with pitch recognition and if you feel your TV is hindering you, might be time to make the move. All the top players of most games swear by a monitor for a reason.

I always swing at pitches below the zone even if they are fastballs...I don't know why! I can lay off inside outside and usually high but never low

I am exactly the same. Pitch recognition is my downfall and am a sucker for pitches (especially changeups) in the dirt.

Yep they always get me but sometimes I can hit a perfect perfect grounder on those pitches but it usually results in a swing and miss or weak grounder

ah, look for a little "bump" as the ball leaves the pitchers hand. Off speed pitches have arch or curve to them, and you can see it rather quickly after the release.

It's hard to dot the bottom of the zone as well, so when in doubt, let it go. More often than not, it will end up being a ball.

You can also try a different hitting view that helps you see the entire zone a bit better.

Monitor really helps if you are having a hard time catching up to FB's. To start the year, I was on a TV, I literally had to swing as soon as the ball left the hand in order to even make contact on guys like Kopech. It's not that way at all on my monitor. I have time to make a decision instead of just having to guess.

IRL I can see curves and off speed well so I know it isn't that. When I face Chapman in the event I have to assume its a fastball or I can't hit it! Why is it slower on a monitor?

Here's a nice side by side comparison. Look how much easier it is to react on the monitor, it's a noticeable difference even on a youtube video. Really, you shouldn't play on a TV for any competitive online games that require quick reaction time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfCUFndUcZc

Thanks! I'll give it a watch and see if I will switch!