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scaramoosh

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Does no one notice how bad the latency is on it? On fast moving images (such as video lol) I just see a constant smearing like the response time is 100ms or something. I took it back to the store, I watch a few others and they all do it, you cannot enjoy video on it because it's just so bad. I can compare it to my monitor or phone and the iPad Pro 12.9 is just way behind.

It's at the point now where I just cannot watch video on it, I just end up feeling sick.


It's **** to put it lightly.
 

Marshall73

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Apr 20, 2015
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I watch loads of video on it with no 'lag' or smearing. You aren't using it in a freezer are you? Maybe you should have gone to spec savers.
 
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jamesrick80

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This occurs on both the larger pro and smaller pro...its due to variable refresh rate but its hardly noticeable in my opinion...if its that noticeable maybe you had a lemon cuz almost anything with video works flawlessly on the larger pro...
 
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bensisko

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Does no one notice how bad the latency is on it? On fast moving images (such as video lol) I just see a constant smearing like the response time is 100ms or something. I took it back to the store, I watch a few others and they all do it, you cannot enjoy video on it because it's just so bad. I can compare it to my monitor or phone and the iPad Pro 12.9 is just way behind.

It's at the point now where I just cannot watch video on it, I just end up feeling sick.


It's **** to put it lightly.

I don't see that at all - the 12.9" Pro is an amazing screen to watch video on for me.
 

Rocket Man

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Oct 28, 2014
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Just fired up Edge of Tomorrow on the 12.9 and even the fast action scenes look 'lag or ghosting' free...
Not sure if your units are defective or if your video source is... *hit. Care to tell us what you were watching for reference?
 

pat500000

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Does no one notice how bad the latency is on it? On fast moving images (such as video lol) I just see a constant smearing like the response time is 100ms or something. I took it back to the store, I watch a few others and they all do it, you cannot enjoy video on it because it's just so bad. I can compare it to my monitor or phone and the iPad Pro 12.9 is just way behind.

It's at the point now where I just cannot watch video on it, I just end up feeling sick.


It's **** to put it lightly.
Just got mine 12.9 and no..no latency. You sure you weren't just seeing things?
 

TheRealAlex

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Sep 2, 2015
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Does no one notice how bad the latency is on it? On fast moving images (such as video lol) I just see a constant smearing like the response time is 100ms or something. I took it back to the store, I watch a few others and they all do it, you cannot enjoy video on it because it's just so bad. I can compare it to my monitor or phone and the iPad Pro 12.9 is just way behind.

It's at the point now where I just cannot watch video on it, I just end up feeling sick.


It's **** to put it lightly.

The 12.9 Pro and 9.7 Pros are the first iPads to ship with incredibly advanced displays and a Variable Refresh rate chip that manages it. Also some of us like myself are more sensitive and can notice even the slightest imperfection others can not. I will say that on my 9.7 Pro I notice some Ghosting or Trailing of text but never movies. Why ? Because Apple knows when the display needs to be pushed faster. We don't drive our cars by flooring the gas all the time. Same with the iPad Pros display does not need to be at max refresh rates when reading emails. If necessary Apple can issue a software update and correct things by pushing the refresh rates faster at the cost of battery life.

Try this take your iPad to an Apple Store do a side by side see if that helps you notice a difference. Also do complete factory hard reset that may get that Variable refresh rate chip up to speed. Buy or rent a movie from the Apple Store those really push the display to its max.

There is no excuse why there should be trailing or smearing of videos or movies that's is unacceptable for an HDTV of any brand. Smearing or blurry text I have seen on PC monitors costing $300 to monitors costing $11,000 in surgical rooms which must have zero latency or blurring and many in between.
https://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/cat-medicalproducts/cat-medicalmonitors/product-LMDX310MD/
 
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Newtons Apple

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Does no one notice how bad the latency is on it? On fast moving images (such as video lol) I just see a constant smearing like the response time is 100ms or something. I took it back to the store, I watch a few others and they all do it, you cannot enjoy video on it because it's just so bad. I can compare it to my monitor or phone and the iPad Pro 12.9 is just way behind.

It's at the point now where I just cannot watch video on it, I just end up feeling sick.


It's **** to put it lightly.

I would guess you are over sensitive as most, including I, are quite happy with our 12.9.

Judging from your past started posts, in these forums, not too much is acceptable to you.
 

Arran

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I would guess you are over sensitive as most, including I, are quite happy with our 12.9.

Judging from your past started posts, in these forums, not too much is acceptable to you.

In all fairness, I glanced at his/her previous posts and they're not all disparaging. There's even some commendable self-deprecating honesty in this one: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/so-many-complaints-about-the-apple-watch-but.1971621/

And I quote...

+ I'm at a bar drunk after someone bitched at me about the Apple Watch, so I haven't read this post through lol.

Might explain the 'blurry' video? ;)
 

Mockenrue

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Aug 3, 2013
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Some visual effects and artifacts are perceived differently or not at all by some viewers. For example, film judder from 24Hz sources shown on 60Hz TV channels is so jarringly bad for me that it can make me feel nauseated during panning scenes. Same with smearing on certain British TV shows (maybe artifacts from 50Hz sources?). When I asked my wife during particularly bad examples of both, she couldn't see them at all.

I don't have a 12" iPad Pro, but it's possible that some people are perceiving smearing and others are not with the same hardware.
 

Rocket Man

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Oct 28, 2014
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Could this be a case of 'panel lottery' in that some may have the 'better' sourced LCD's?
Nah... Apple would never do that! :D
 
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