Is there any difference between a TV and monitor in regard to latency (for high-speed online games such as fightings, sports simulators and FPS) when connected to PS/Xbox via HDMI cable? If there is can it realistically affect gaming performance?

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    This seems too broad. It depends on what kind of monitor you have and what kind of television you have.
    – Timmy Jim
    Feb 14, 2018 at 15:42
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    I think an answer starting with "In general, ..." is fair.
    – Schism
    Feb 14, 2018 at 17:21
  • @TimmyJim I'm asking this question precisely because I'm not aware of all the different types of TVs and monitor. Feb 15, 2018 at 14:15
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not specific to gaming. Feb 20, 2018 at 8:18

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Regardless of your output device or means, TVs were never designed with low input lag in mind.

As you can see from this study TV latency varies from 15ms to 100ms and that is borderline unacceptable for a fast paced game.

In comparison pretty much every gaming monitor's selling point is 1ms, 2ms, 3ms

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