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CRTs shouldn't be harmful for your eyes unless running at a low refresh rate. I'd argue LCDs can also be visually upsetting with what I experienced moving to this LCD (dizziness due to blurring or whatever).
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Being brutally honest with you... yes. I just (like a week ago) moved from an IBM P275 21" aperture grille CRT to a Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" IPS LCD (specs list the response time as 6ms). There is a noticeable blur and trailing and ghosting or whatever you want to call it. I can even notice it in slow (30FPS) games like The Sims 3, Tiberium Wars, and even at the desktop. It's slightly dizzying at it's worst, but it's not outright terrible overall. I cannot speak for 120Hz TN panels, however.

I felt the same way as you. People told me "time to upgrade" and "CRTs have no merit left" and "LCDs have surpassed them in all areas", all of this three years back, and even today that's an outright lie, let alone back then. I think I'm done with CRT, but... I miss it. That being said, I do still love my LCD, but yes, the blur/response time/ghosting is a mentionable issue compared to the CRT.
Ghosting is significantly less on the 120hz panels than on the U2410.






(@OP)
However, it is still not enough. CRTs have really no ghosting, unless you have a bad cable. That's it. Moving images are clear as day. That's actually very significant to people who play fast paced FPS games or the likes, or just view fast paced video. There's nothing out there that can rival a good CRT in terms of "fastness". That is Hz, lack of input lag, and motion clarity. Image quality depends on the specific area of IQ.


If you can, get the FW900. For what you described in your OP, there would really be no better monitor for you than the FW900. If you can, try to find it.
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post #33 of 84
I'm aware a TN panel, a 120Hz one at that, will be faster than a 60Hz IPS panel. I was merely referencing my move to LCD as he asked about it, but noted that I haven't tried a 120Hz TN panel. Response numbers and program results are good and all... but they mean nothing, absolutely nothing, next to real world experience and feedback.
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Program results, however, can give you a pretty good idea of how it performs in terms of ghosting. That program, is a program used by dozens of the most honoured display reviewers out there. It works much better as a way to relay info on the ghosting than a worded comment.

As for why I put it there, I was just clarifying on your comment, since the OP would most likely end up with a 120hz LCD if he would end up with an LCD. And not an IPS
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I love my BenQ, but I wouldn't call it comparable to a CRT. It's about as close as you get to a CRT right now. I'm lucky to have a XL2410T w/o a lot of backlight bleeding, there is a tad of it which you notice when the room is completely dark, but not enough to bother me.

I can def recomend the BenQ XL2410T if you really feel a need for up-/downgrading (depending on what you're looking for ) but if you already have a good CRT and no actual need to change; I'd say keep it. The main reasons I ditched CRT years ago are because they're not exactly extremly portable and it just doesn't feel "right" for me anymore.

Oh and fyi I've been playing FPS games at least since cs was released, which is quite a while ago now (), and I've tried tons and tons of monitors throughout the years so I know a few things (hopefully.)

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Seems like I won't be satisfied with any LCD out there now.
I'd stick with my CRT for now and keep looking for FW900.
Or wait another 5 years (hopefully enough...) to get better monitor.
Or keep the CRT strictly for gaming (FPS games) and get LCD for everything else.
But I'd rather get SSD and new keyboard I think....
Thanks for all your help!
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post #37 of 84
If your CRT is good and you have no reason to switch other than "I wonder how good LCDs have gotten", stick with your CRT. I moved because mine was on it's way out and the door of practicality on CRTs is closing for me.

That being said, the ghosting/gaming aside, it's not had any major thing I'd say would prevent me from doing the switch again.
Edited by Princess Garnet - 8/16/11 at 4:42pm
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If your CRT is good and you have no reason to switch other than "I wonder how good LCDs have gotten", stick with your CRT. I moved because mine was on it's way out and the door of practicality on CRTs is closing for me.

That being said, the ghosting/gaming aside, it's not had any major thing I'd say would prevent me from doing the switch again.
My CRT is good but it just sucks to be stuck at 4:3
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Yeah, that was definitely one of the nice aspects of moving to my new monitor. I went from 1600x1200 to 1920x1200, plus the new display was slightly bigger (taller too, not just wider), so it's much more spacious too (along with having more physical space since the monitor itself has a smaller foot print). Not all was bad with the switch for me.

The GDM FW900 is 16:10 as well though.
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Yeah, that was definitely one of the nice aspects of moving to my new monitor. I went from 1600x1200 to 1920x1200, plus the new display was slightly bigger (taller too, not just wider), so it's much more spacious too (along with having more physical space since the monitor itself has a smaller foot print). Not all was bad with the switch for me.

The GDM FW900 is 16:10 as well though.
Everything keeps pointing me towards FW900.
It's still 22.5" viewable, though.
But I guess I'll keep looking.
How much should I be looking for? $8~900?
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