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The FW900 and F520 (also GDM-C520k, which is the same monitor but it was packaged with a colorimeter) are both better than the W900.
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I really couldn't tell you. Dell, HP, etc, used to simply rebrand CRTs from the manufacturers (like Sony). Some models were great, some models were junk. If you can find out which monitor it's a rebrand of, or at least find the spec sheet for it, then maybe I can help you out.

Also, that FW900 may be worth a shot smile.gif. The thing with CRTs is that when they're considered "broken" - as in not turning on or displaying a picture at all - it's always because of an electronic component failure. Any electronic failure can be fixed fairly easily, it's just a matter of finding the cause.

Thanks for that, I'll try look for a monitor from an original OEM. I shot an eMail across to the folks I know who can fix tube monitors to see what they thought about giving that FW900 a shot.

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Aside from the FW900 and W900, these are the ones I'd be especially interested in:

Sony GDM-F520
Mitsubishi/NEC 2070SB
Sony CPD-G520

Thank you, I'm going to keep an eye out over the next couple of weeks and see what pops up. Found one of the G520's on eBay (USA) but together with postage over here it'd work out at about £500.

Last question, are the Apple Studio Monitors worth a shot at all? Pretty sure I'd need an adaptor for their proprietor plug but I've spotted quite a few about.
    
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post #23 of 24
If you're looking at the apple cinema monitor, I'd get one of the korean IPS monitors instead. Same panel, much cheaper, but higher risk of issues. I've got a stuck pixel on mine, but still absolutely love the thing. As far as CRT's go, I would die to get one of those fw-900's. They sound absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, you could get a TN 120hz panel easier. The input lag on the benq xl2420 or whatever is really low. Less than a frame.

Another thing is there are more 120hz version catleaps being sold on the market. 120hz.net was selling the 120hz version of the catleap and I'm sure they'll have more in the future. I saw some of the 120hz version available on ebay too.
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If you're looking at the apple cinema monitor, I'd get one of the korean IPS monitors instead. Same panel, much cheaper, but higher risk of issues. I've got a stuck pixel on mine, but still absolutely love the thing. As far as CRT's go, I would die to get one of those fw-900's. They sound absolutely gorgeous. Honestly, you could get a TN 120hz panel easier. The input lag on the benq xl2420 or whatever is really low. Less than a frame.

I meant the old CRT Apple Studio Displays mate smile.gif Reason I'm not going to go for a 27" IPS is that there's no configuration where I can have two matching portrait monitors at the side with the same pixel density. I've heard good and bad about the Benq XL-2420 but again if it already means getting a separate monitor outside of my PLP set-up, I might as well get the fastest out the lot with a CRT... just hoping I can bag a bargain with one.

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Another thing is there are more 120hz version catleaps being sold on the market. 120hz.net was selling the 120hz version of the catleap and I'm sure they'll have more in the future. I saw some of the 120hz version available on ebay too.

Now you're tempting me tongue.gif But still, I'd really want to figure out a way to still do a PLP config with one.

Reason I want portraits at the side is for coding, vertical space is far more important to me than horizontal.
    
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