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Can you even find high-res CRT monitors around anywhere?
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I just got a sony GDM-F520 from an auction site a couple of weeks ago.

It does 2048x1536 @ 85hz, and is roughly the same height as a 24" 16:10.


Here began my hate for the low resolution of LCD monitors. I just can't imagine going back anymore. This is so much better, and I got it for a measly 35€ lol.

Just gotta calibrate it to get better colors, and I need a special cable for that which I need to build myself, it seems, and I don't got the time ATM.

EDIT: So, I jumped on the CRT bandwagon just a couple of weeks ago. Good to be here.
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This is how it's always been. The 22" widescreens used to be expensive as hell. Bah I remember when a 15" 4:3 was $400.

This is how they make their money. You pay a premium for the best of the time.

The other funny thing to me about this is that no matter what, people are not happy. Waaah, I have to pay more than $150 for a monitor with crazy high, incredible resolution that would make my work so much better. A unit that you couldn't even imagine a few years ago.

Everyone is entitled now. I'm just happy to have things that were unheard of 20 years ago.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
This is how it's always been. The 22" widescreens used to be expensive as hell. Bah I remember when a 15" 4:3 was $400.

This is how they make their money. You pay a premium for the best of the time.

The other funny thing to me about this is that no matter what, people are not happy. Waaah, I have to pay more than $150 for a monitor with crazy high, incredible resolution that would make my work so much better. A unit that you couldn't even imagine a few years ago.

Everyone is entitled now. I'm just happy to have things that were unheard of 20 years ago.
Uhh, not everone has the money.

He's wondering why LCD monitors are so crap in the low end while you can get good CRT monitors like mine at 30 dollar price mark.
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where can i get these monitors for $30?
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where can i get these monitors for $30?
Look them up on your local auction sites


They are trinitrons. IMO you should really look at the high end ones, like the sony GDM-FW900 (16:10, 24", 2304x1440 @ 85hz),sony GDM-520 (21" 4:3, 2048x1536 @ 85hz) and some other ones I do not remember the names of, but I'm sure manyak will be here to list some.


1920x1440 @ 75hz is kinda meh, but a good deal for 5-30 dollars anyway, if used as a secondary monitor. I wouldn't use it for a main monitor..
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Originally Posted by 2thAche View Post
Everyone is entitled now. I'm just happy to have things that were unheard of 20 years ago.
It's the other way around. CRT tech from 10 years ago is both cheaper and better than even the best LCD they have now.

But what I'd like to see today is a 30" 2560x1600 plasma! But of course, DVI would never be able to handle that sort of refresh rate


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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
They are trinitrons. IMO you should really look at the high end ones, like the sony GDM-FW900 (16:10, 24", 2304x1440 @ 85hz),sony GDM-520 (21" 4:3, 2048x1536 @ 85hz) and some other ones I do not remember the names of, but I'm sure manyak will be here to list some.
The top 3 Sony ones are:
GDM-FW900
GDM-C520k
GDM-F520

There are also the Mitsubishi Diamondtrons, but I can't remember the best model numbers right now
Edited by Manyak - 5/11/11 at 7:57am
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I'm fine with 720p monitor because I don't have to zoom in as much on all the websites I visit. I can't stand looking at texts on a 1080p monitors. What are your thoughts?
    
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I thought most plasmas only accepted 60hz input.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by Manyak View Post
It's the other way around. CRT tech from 10 years ago is both cheaper and better than even the best LCD they have now.

But what I'd like to see today is a 30" 2560x1600 plasma! But of course, DVI would never be able to handle that sort of refresh rate
Meh, dual link DVI should be able to do 2560x1600@60Hz
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