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As a CRT user, I must point out that CRTs great for anything that requires/is enhanced by a dark environment (i.e. movies), dark imagery (i.e. Doom 3), or low resolutions (i.e. older games).

And CRTs are the ultimate when it comes to doing all 3 at the same time (i.e. certain visual novels like Fate/stay night).


Also, you may have to use "ReForce" in order to take advantage of high refresh rates (>75) whenever you change resolutions (assuming you don't want to manually set it EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.)
Edited by Nintendo Maniac 64 - 8/10/11 at 8:41am
 
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Dell model M993

I'm not sure if it's all of them this applied to, but some of the 19" Dell M99x CRTs (like the Dell M991) were known to become very, very blurry and out of focus near the center of the screen (but not so much the corners) after some years. My parents had one with a Dell Dimension 4300 and it was an infamous issue with it (that it should have been recalled for to be honest). I'm not sure if that model suffers it too, but just a heads up in case it seems a bit blurry.

Further reading...

http://www.google.com/#hl=en&cp=13&g...w=1355&bih=889
post #13 of 21
That Dell CRT is decent. If it's in good shape, it should give you some idea as to why a lot of people still prefer CRT displays. But there are better ones out there. The one I use is a similar-looking Dell that is two inches wider and with better resolutions and refresh rates. Found it for $15 at a thrift store.
     
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post #14 of 21
I had a pair of 993's a couple years back, decent CRT's
post #15 of 21
I should never go back to crt by any chance
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Spoony, why did you post that? It's kind of non relevant. Aspect ratios and diagonal size is an issue that most OCNers should roughly know how to handle. If not, they can just google and compare sizes with something like displaywars.com.
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Took that ugly thing to my closest thrifty store and upon looking I seen this monitor and traded.Seems like a decent one with a flat panel and google it before I traded it and seems better than the other one.How is this one compared to the other one worth keeping it or take it back.

Dell model M993

My parents are using an old Dell like this now but it kind of shot. I can see it flicker but the rest of my family doesn't notice it until they turn the they turn the hz down. There is also a little bit of a short in the power cord.
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What hz is it at? The flicker should become invisible at 85hz or more.
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What hz is it at? The flicker should become invisible at 85hz or more.
Yes it is hard to detect at 85hz. I only notice it on the edges of the screen (the picture even seems to move in and out slightly)... anything lower than 85 an it is fairly obvious.
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