Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?

Hello,
Tried PS4 remote play with my iPad Pro and it’s too laggy for my liking.

Considering purchasing a (HDMI to Type C adapter) going from PS4 to iPad Pro. Will this work?

Thanks!

I don’t know much about iPad pros but I did a little research — before 2017 it was 60hz refresh rate Which puts you at about 15 ms response time. The newer 18 and 19 models are at 120 Hz which puts you between 6-8.33ms neither of those Are really going to give you the edge your looking for —

As far as gaming a monitor is usually made specifically for the response time.

My asus is 144hz that’s a 1 ms response. That’s the edge you want. 1-3 but preferably on the low end.

Playing on remote play btw gives you about a 40ms response time which is absolutely unplayable. You are better off with a TV

Hope this helps.

Thanks! Just trying to flip some cards on launch night. I’ll wait until the next morning to use the TV.

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

I wasnt comparing a monitor to a TV. I was comparing a 144hz monitor to a 60hz monitor for console gaming. And as far as input lag goes, if you get a newer model TV monitor, as they use essential the same panels as computer monitors now. Plus most newer models do 120hz as well. Put it in game mode, which takes off most the TV enhancement stuff, they have very competitive Input lags to computer monitors now. So much so that the difference is negligible. In fact I always used a Computer monitor for console gaming until this past year. When I got my Samsung QLED TV. Now the difference is so small it isnt noticeable. I still use my computer monitor for PC gaming though as I can take advantage of the refresh rate. Also response times and input lag are not the same thing.

@DrYoshi818 said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

Thanks! Just trying to flip some cards on launch night. I’ll wait until the next morning to use the TV.

You should be able to flip cards from an ipad by logging in to the show nation. I can do it from a PC or my Phone. There is not much lagging.

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

I wasnt comparing a monitor to a TV. I was comparing a 144hz monitor to a 60hz monitor for console gaming. And as far as input lag goes, if you get a newer model TV monitor, as they use essential the same panels as computer monitors now. Plus most newer models do 120hz as well. Put it in game mode, which takes off most the TV enhancement stuff, they have very competitive Input lags to computer monitors now. So much so that the difference is negligible. In fact I always used a Computer monitor for console gaming until this past year. When I got my Samsung QLED TV. Now the difference is so small it isnt noticeable. I still use my computer monitor for PC gaming though as I can take advantage of the refresh rate. Also response times and input lag are not the same thing.

A QLED TV has a 15 ms response time in its game mode. even at 144hz that effects the view of the ball coming in for this game specifically. I notice a huge difference. Being that your ps4 only goes up to 60hz you can double that because your Hz effects your response time

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

I wasnt comparing a monitor to a TV. I was comparing a 144hz monitor to a 60hz monitor for console gaming. And as far as input lag goes, if you get a newer model TV monitor, as they use essential the same panels as computer monitors now. Plus most newer models do 120hz as well. Put it in game mode, which takes off most the TV enhancement stuff, they have very competitive Input lags to computer monitors now. So much so that the difference is negligible. In fact I always used a Computer monitor for console gaming until this past year. When I got my Samsung QLED TV. Now the difference is so small it isnt noticeable. I still use my computer monitor for PC gaming though as I can take advantage of the refresh rate. Also response times and input lag are not the same thing.

A QLED TV has a 15 ms response time in its game mode. even at 144hz that effects the view of the ball coming in for this game specifically. I notice a huge difference. Being that your ps4 only goes up to 60hz you can double that because your Hz effects your response time

That is just not true. Wish it was.

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

I wasnt comparing a monitor to a TV. I was comparing a 144hz monitor to a 60hz monitor for console gaming. And as far as input lag goes, if you get a newer model TV monitor, as they use essential the same panels as computer monitors now. Plus most newer models do 120hz as well. Put it in game mode, which takes off most the TV enhancement stuff, they have very competitive Input lags to computer monitors now. So much so that the difference is negligible. In fact I always used a Computer monitor for console gaming until this past year. When I got my Samsung QLED TV. Now the difference is so small it isnt noticeable. I still use my computer monitor for PC gaming though as I can take advantage of the refresh rate. Also response times and input lag are not the same thing.

A QLED TV has a 15 ms response time in its game mode. even at 144hz that effects the view of the ball coming in for this game specifically. I notice a huge difference. Being that your ps4 only goes up to 60hz you can double that because your Hz effects your response time

That is just not true. Wish it was.

I’ve played on a regular 11 ms monitor. I’ve played on a TV on gaming setting and I’ve played on a asus 1ms ... the difference is very noticeable from the TV. And slightly noticeable (more so with the pitching meter) on the asus. It’s different.

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@A_PerfectGame said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

@ChuckCLC said in Can I use my iPad Pro as a monitor?:

PS4 hits 60hz max. I too have a 144hz gaming monitor, but when i use it for console gaming it is a 60hz monitor. That is all it can be. The input lag is over 100% what it is when I game at 144hz. Around 9.1 at 60hz compared to an incredible 4.1 at 144hz. That is just what we have to deal with until hopefully the next gen consoles come out. But it doesnt matter what your Monitor is capable of if the hardware and software hooked up to it cannot use it.
But pretty much anything will be good for flipping cards.

A monitor is a significant difference in input lag and refresh rate from a TV. There are comparisons online you can watch. The best TV In game mode is way behind a monitor.

On one hand you are right. It’s not reaching the monitors full capability but it’s not a wash by any stretch.

I wasnt comparing a monitor to a TV. I was comparing a 144hz monitor to a 60hz monitor for console gaming. And as far as input lag goes, if you get a newer model TV monitor, as they use essential the same panels as computer monitors now. Plus most newer models do 120hz as well. Put it in game mode, which takes off most the TV enhancement stuff, they have very competitive Input lags to computer monitors now. So much so that the difference is negligible. In fact I always used a Computer monitor for console gaming until this past year. When I got my Samsung QLED TV. Now the difference is so small it isnt noticeable. I still use my computer monitor for PC gaming though as I can take advantage of the refresh rate. Also response times and input lag are not the same thing.

A QLED TV has a 15 ms response time in its game mode. even at 144hz that effects the view of the ball coming in for this game specifically. I notice a huge difference. Being that your ps4 only goes up to 60hz you can double that because your Hz effects your response time

That is just not true. Wish it was.

I’ve played on a regular 11 ms monitor. I’ve played on a TV on gaming setting and I’ve played on a asus 1ms ... the difference is very noticeable from the TV. And slightly noticeable (more so with the pitching meter) on the asus. It’s different.

Stop swapping the term response time for input lag. If you can’t even get that right I’m not sure how many people are going to take your input seriously. The bottom line is that monitors and many new tv’s are very close when it comes to input lag specs. You thinking you could tell a 5ms difference is laughable.

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