Monitors are worth every penny

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Oh my goodness what a difference. I was skeptical about how much a difference response time was actually going to make but holy cow what a change it is. Fastballs up are in the seats instead of me striking out. HOF feels like all star pitch speeds and I can see the ball so much better I’m chasing a fraction of the balls I was on a tv. If you’ve got the money they’re 100000% worth it.

SDS

Agreed. I recently made the switch about a month ago and it’s night and day. I was also skeptical and decided to just get a cheaper gaming monitor to see if it actually makes a difference. Wish I had done it sooner!

SDS

Yeah, i believe it, any time i see someone say that it doesn't, i just think it is a monitor user who doesn't want more people to have one to take away their advantage.

I have the money, but i just dont care enough to do it. Yeah i hate that RS pitch speeds make me look silly, but i don't want to play on a monitor, i love my 65 inch TV. So i will forever be a 500-600 player.

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@nflman2033 said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Yeah, i believe it, any time i see someone say that it doesn't, i just think it is a monitor user who doesn't want more people to have one to take away their advantage.

I have the money, but i just dont care enough to do it. Yeah i hate that RS pitch speeds make me look silly, but i don't want to play on a monitor, i love my 65 inch TV. So i will forever be a 500-600 player.

Sure, it helps. But I made WS on my TV same way as I do on my monitor. I actually went back to my 55" Samsung a few months ago to play some great single player games laid back and I was too lazy to switch back to my monitor. Using game mode I was still able to hit high heat on HOF.

So yeah a monitor does help for sure. But sometimes I see people make it seem as if having a monitor alone will make them a good player. That's just not the case. If you're mediocre on a TV, you're not gonna be good overnight just because you're now using a monitor.

SDS

@raesONE said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@nflman2033 said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Yeah, i believe it, any time i see someone say that it doesn't, i just think it is a monitor user who doesn't want more people to have one to take away their advantage.

I have the money, but i just dont care enough to do it. Yeah i hate that RS pitch speeds make me look silly, but i don't want to play on a monitor, i love my 65 inch TV. So i will forever be a 500-600 player.

Sure, it helps. But I made WS on my TV same way as I do on my monitor. I actually went back to my 55" Samsung a few months ago to play some great single player games laid back and I was too lazy to switch back to my monitor. Using game mode I was still able to hit high heat on HOF.

So yeah a monitor does help for sure. But sometimes I see people make it seem as if having a monitor alone will make them a good player. That's just not the case. If you're mediocre on a TV, you're not gonna be good overnight just because you're now using a monitor.

Of course. It's like just change your camera from Strike Zone (I'm assuming you use it) to something like Fish Eye.

You're good so you'll adapt but there's a clear advantage to using SZ.

SDS

@raesONE said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@nflman2033 said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Yeah, i believe it, any time i see someone say that it doesn't, i just think it is a monitor user who doesn't want more people to have one to take away their advantage.

I have the money, but i just dont care enough to do it. Yeah i hate that RS pitch speeds make me look silly, but i don't want to play on a monitor, i love my 65 inch TV. So i will forever be a 500-600 player.

Sure, it helps. But I made WS on my TV same way as I do on my monitor. I actually went back to my 55" Samsung a few months ago to play some great single player games laid back and I was too lazy to switch back to my monitor. Using game mode I was still able to hit high heat on HOF.

So yeah a monitor does help for sure. But sometimes I see people make it seem as if having a monitor alone will make them a good player. That's just not the case. If you're mediocre on a TV, you're not gonna be good overnight just because you're now using a monitor.

I agree, using a monitor won't automatically make you a good player. I also made WS on a tv and am a consistent CS player as long as I play enough ranked. It's a small sample size (1 night) but I cannot believe how much of a differnce a 0.5 MS response time makes. I don't know what my tv has, but I have a feeling it's 20MS+ (it's a $400 samsung from 2014). That and being able to see the ball massively better are the biggest differences. If you're terrible at PCI placement on a tv you'll still be terrible on a monitor.

SDS

Never bought into the monitor hype till now... small sample size but are monitors REALLY this much a difference maker, or a fluke? Usually play on an 80” 4K LG and pitch great but hit for [censored], picked up a 32” monitor and immediately started hitting... no swings and misses and hit 2 perfect/perfect bombs down the line out of first 9 batters.
Usually my homers are late contact opposite field.
So monitors the way to go... or hitting a fluke

SDS

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

SDS

Glad to see no one associated directly with SDS is encouraging this sort of purchase. Knowing what they know about the game code, that would almost be a criminal act.

In my opinion, it is the morally right thing to not encourage this type of action (purchase)..knowing the game is not influenced by monitors. In theory, it could be..but that's not how this game works.

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@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Lol $5000 monitors, Did NASA have a yard sale or something?

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@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Paid $260 for my 32 inch monitors, 1 ms response time. You don't need 4k monitors to have great improvement in play. Worth it for The Show, more worth for FPS and such. Well worth the investment, also recommend speakers with a 3.5 mm jack to plug into the monitor 3.5 mm jack for sound without a tv.

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@Desolator78 said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Paid $260 for my 32 inch monitors, 1 ms response time. You don't need 4k monitors to have great improvement in play. Worth it for The Show, more worth for FPS and such. Well worth the investment, also recommend speakers with a 3.5 mm jack to plug into the monitor 3.5 mm jack for sound without a tv.

Well, you know, that's like your opinion man,

SDS

@ChArTeRBuS said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Lol $5000 monitors, Did NASA have a yard sale or something?

No, before you reply with NASA ignorance, you should do a simple search.

HP Omen X Emperium 65. The crème de la crème my man. Well, put it this way, it's the one I would buy if money was no object. There are likely pricier ones.

But, I'm like most everyone in the world that likes to play console on the BFTV possible. It's a better experience.

I, personally would rather sacrifice a bit of speed for huge real estate. And, as I mentioned, the faster speeds is only in theory. I believe if a game is coded for a certain outcome..it really doesn't matter if you're using a NASA rocket-powered monitor or whatever. I also think network HAS to have a whole more to do with it if a game is not actually randomly painting animated outcomes.

And, the biggest reason, i've hooked up my Asus 32" with 144mhz and 1ms response..and it made no difference. I still had games where I couldn't touch a 99mph fastball and games where I was sometimes swinging early on 99mph. It's not the hardware...it's the software.

After that experiment (dozen games or so) I went back to the 65" LG TV.

If I'm going to watch animation play out with me not having a whole lot of control in the outcome, I at least want to watch the awesome animation on a huge screen.

SDS

@raesONE said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@nflman2033 said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Yeah, i believe it, any time i see someone say that it doesn't, i just think it is a monitor user who doesn't want more people to have one to take away their advantage.

I have the money, but i just dont care enough to do it. Yeah i hate that RS pitch speeds make me look silly, but i don't want to play on a monitor, i love my 65 inch TV. So i will forever be a 500-600 player.

Sure, it helps. But I made WS on my TV same way as I do on my monitor. I actually went back to my 55" Samsung a few months ago to play some great single player games laid back and I was too lazy to switch back to my monitor. Using game mode I was still able to hit high heat on HOF.

So yeah a monitor does help for sure. But sometimes I see people make it seem as if having a monitor alone will make them a good player. That's just not the case. If you're mediocre on a TV, you're not gonna be good overnight just because you're now using a monitor.

Not wanting to argue your point. Convince me, though, what I'm about to say is cuckoo.

If you got a secret-weapon "faster" monitor you, in theory, could be reacting a bunch of milliseconds quicker than the guy using the TV "anchor". All other things being equal (with no possibility that the software/network makes a difference.-wink..wink) the monitor guy should almost always beat the TV guy.

It would be the biggest advantage imaginable. Like racing a Hellcat with a Prius. Even if the guy in the Hellcat was a terrible driver..he's going to eat the Prius.

Call me skeptical, but I think it's one of those power of suggestion thingies. If you believe something should make you better, you're going to start seeing new examples that were likely always there.

SDS

The real question is:

Everybody talks about improved hitting when using a monitor, but does a monitor help locate your pitches more consistently and minimize "forced pitches over the middle of the plate?"

SDS

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@ChArTeRBuS said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Lol $5000 monitors, Did NASA have a yard sale or something?

No, before you reply with NASA ignorance, you should do a simple search.

HP Omen X Emperium 65. The crème de la crème my man. Well, put it this way, it's the one I would buy if money was no object. There are likely pricier ones.

But, I'm like most everyone in the world that likes to play console on the BFTV possible. It's a better experience.

I, personally would rather sacrifice a bit of speed for huge real estate. And, as I mentioned, the faster speeds is only in theory. I believe if a game is coded for a certain outcome..it really doesn't matter if you're using a NASA rocket-powered monitor or whatever. I also think network HAS to have a whole more to do with it if a game is not actually randomly painting animated outcomes.

And, the biggest reason, i've hooked up my Asus 32" with 144mhz and 1ms response..and it made no difference. I still had games where I couldn't touch a 99mph fastball and games where I was sometimes swinging early on 99mph. It's not the hardware...it's the software.

After that experiment (dozen games or so) I went back to the 65" LG TV.

If I'm going to watch animation play out with me not having a whole lot of control in the outcome, I at least want to watch the awesome animation on a huge screen.

Lol I should do research so you can run on and on about random outcomes effected by XP level based tilting you’ve hidden in your rant about $5000 monitors I don’t need when the game plays fastest on 1080p?

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@ChArTeRBuS said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@ChArTeRBuS said in Monitors are worth every penny:

@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

Lol $5000 monitors, Did NASA have a yard sale or something?

No, before you reply with NASA ignorance, you should do a simple search.

HP Omen X Emperium 65. The crème de la crème my man. Well, put it this way, it's the one I would buy if money was no object. There are likely pricier ones.

But, I'm like most everyone in the world that likes to play console on the BFTV possible. It's a better experience.

I, personally would rather sacrifice a bit of speed for huge real estate. And, as I mentioned, the faster speeds is only in theory. I believe if a game is coded for a certain outcome..it really doesn't matter if you're using a NASA rocket-powered monitor or whatever. I also think network HAS to have a whole more to do with it if a game is not actually randomly painting animated outcomes.

And, the biggest reason, i've hooked up my Asus 32" with 144mhz and 1ms response..and it made no difference. I still had games where I couldn't touch a 99mph fastball and games where I was sometimes swinging early on 99mph. It's not the hardware...it's the software.

After that experiment (dozen games or so) I went back to the 65" LG TV.

If I'm going to watch animation play out with me not having a whole lot of control in the outcome, I at least want to watch the awesome animation on a huge screen.

Lol I should do research so you can run on and on about random outcomes effected by XP level based tilting you’ve hidden in your rant about $5000 monitors I don’t need when the game plays fastest on 1080p?

Whatever dude. It is what it is. All the denying ain't gonna change it.

SDS

I’m playing on a 55 inch tv and I’ve tried the monitor but I found it just as easy to hit when I go into the ps4 sound and screen options and shrink the display area. So instead of a 55 inch, it’s more like 30 or so inches for the screen size

SDS

I just bought a monitor on friday. I find it easier to read pitches and get my pci to the ball but it isn’t going to make you a great player overnight. I was struggling to get out of the 400’s now I’m at 615. Everything seems cleaner and I am striking out less.

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@eelnirad_anglo said in Monitors are worth every penny:

Interesting post. Personally, I wouldn't put down anywhere from $1k to $5k for a large gaming monitor for this single game so you can catch up with a fastball. Especially, in all likelihood, it has nothing to do with hardware and everything to do with software. Or network or just plain ability level.

Bottom line, don't listen to others that say it's so. Rent one, borrow one, whatever...but before you decide to drop your hard-earned money make sure it's worth it.

But, if you've got money to burn and you might find a use for it in other gameplay...might not be a terrible idea. Again, the key...money to burn. I've got a little loose change I could drop, but sure wouldn't to make myself "potentially" more competitive in a game that has issues that go much-much deeper than a high 100-mph fastball.

Just felt obliged to play devil's advocate. Somebody needs to before mom-and-dad are suddenly hit up for a ridiculously priced piece of hardware so Junior can be more "competitive"

1-5k....Lol!
Put down the crack pipe

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