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I've been looking around on ebay since it seems like the only good place to get CRTs and I've rounded down my choices to the following monitors:

View Sonic P220f
Sony FW900
Viewsonic G220f

From what I've heard the Sony FW900 is the obvious choice, but it's quite expensive. Can anybody tell me, from experience preferebly, which of these are worth getting?
    
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F520 or FW900 are the best. F520 has a slightly higher refresh but its 4:3 21", FW900 is 16:10 and 24" WS.
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Do you really want to spend that money for a high end CRT? Are you doing competitive gaming?
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer;14393203 
Do you really want to spend that money for a high end CRT? Are you doing competitive gaming?

No LCDs anywhere can do 140Hz with zero input lag, if thats something that matters for the games you play wink.gif
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post #5 of 13
2nd the FW900 even though I prefer 4:3, but don't play many games.
And have to agree with mygaffer, unless you're able to find one locally for cheap or just HAVE to have the CRT, It'd be better to get a new LCD IMO.
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I used to love my old Samsung 955DF
    
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Do you have a preference for shadow mask or aperture grille? The ViewSonic G220f is shadow mask, and I'd prefer a aperture grille (they are usually brighter, sharper, and have higher resolutions).

The other Viewsonic is 1" bigger and is aperture grille and has higher resolution support. I'd say of those two, the P220f is likely better.

If you can't get a Sony FW900 (or any of it's rebrands), I'd say most 21"-22" (probably more so especially the aperture grilles) that do up to 2048x1536 probably have pretty good tubes in them. Many of the 19" screens and even some 21" ones (probably more so the shadow mask ones) are okay, but middle of the road, not high end, CRTs.

Other good alternatives are the Dell P1110 and Dell P1130, the IBM P260 and IPB P275, Sony GDM F520, and a few others.

This also, of course, depends on the exact CRT itself. Even if it's usually a good model, it could be a bad example. If you can't see it before buying (which is the case with eBay), understand the risks and that it is a gamble.
post #8 of 13
For what it's worth, I have the Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 2070SB. It's a nice display, does 2048x1536@80Hz, 1600x1200@100Hz, 1280x960@120 and 1024x768@150. You also can use NEC Naviset software to make really precise geometry and color adjustments. Games look real nice, but I've grown to like the IPS LCDs a lot more for everything else, from browsing internet, to photoediting, to even watching movies (The latter being mostly due to the 16:9 ratio more closely approximating the film format than the 4:3).

Additional info: I bought it used around 2006 for about $120 shipped. Forgot the name of the store, but I essentially found it via extensive googling. Also, for some reason I've had bad luck trying to set the refresh rate above 85Hz at any resolution in Linux with both Nvidia and ATI cards.
Edited by saurongt - 7/29/11 at 11:13am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djk11;14393234 
No LCDs anywhere can do 140Hz with zero input lag, if thats something that matters for the games you play wink.gif

I completely understand, played Quake III for about 7 years on a Sony 22" crt at 140Hz
But they can come very close and cheap as well.
LG W2363D review

"With the Thru-mode activated we ran a series of tests with our inputlagTest software and we measured input lag to 0 ms."

"LG’s 120 Hz is capable of actually receiving 120 pictures per second, thus running at 120 Hz."

http://www.flatpanelshd.com/review.php?subaction=showfull&id=1280136712
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post #10 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mygaffer;14393203 
Do you really want to spend that money for a high end CRT? Are you doing competitive gaming?

Yes I do, and I'm interested in a 4:3 monitor such as the F520 mentioned, however I can't find any. WHERE IZ DEY?
    
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