Response time and input lag: the ultimate guide to TV and PC monitor speed

For PC monitors and smart TVs, speed largely comes down to pixel response and input lag. They’re both measured in milliseconds, and they’re at least a little interrelated – but they’re not the same thing at all.

First let’s establish the basics. In simple terms, response time (or ‘pixel response’) describes the time taken for a display to change the colour of any given pixel, millions of which make up the overall image. Really broadly, pixel response is all about the look of a display. With a fast response time, moving images will be sharp and clear as opposed to blurry and smeared.


Leave a Reply

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.