Originally Posted by PunkX 1
Ok so i have a 29" CRT TV. I was thinking of connecting my Radeon 5750 to it via a VGA to composite connector. At what max resolution will it run at? will it be Ok to game on it? Sorry if this is the wrong forum.
As said, it depends on the resolution of the display. Being an analog connection, I don't think it has a hard resolution limit (I'm sure there's a practical one), but it's worth mentioning that the quality is not up to par, so you probably won't even get the most out of the display, and the other monitor might even end up looking better.
Originally Posted by ggoodd
i gamed once on a CRT, and i will never do it again, quality just isnt the same, thats in my experience
Don't judge all CRTs based on one. Had I done that, all LCDs would be out of the question to me.
A good CRT can match or exceed an LCD in many areas as far as image quality goes, including response (no ghosting, no input delay/lag, high refresh rates), contrast, color fidelity (true Blacks), viewing angles, and resolution flexibility.
Where they falter is their size and weight. Power consumption and heat are generally up there too (though LCDs aren't as much of saints either). They also have their quirks with geometry, sharpness consistency/uniformity, convergence, etc., but so does LCD with backlight bleed, White glow, stuck/dead pixels, color shifting, color uniformity, etc., so don't pass all CRTs off as worse all around. It really depends on a lot of factors.