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My 19" CRT died on me and I need a replacement but I don't have much money.
I was considering a used 21" CRT (because of the price)
http://www.accurateit.com/details.asp?iid=320

Or switching to LCD but don't know if I can afford a quality 19" or 20",don't want to get something with low quality.

For playing games any advise?
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post #2 of 27
LCD's have come a long way. And at 110 and 21", you can shuffle around Ebay and find an LCD of decent quality for about that much at about 20".

Ebay Samsung, HP, and Viewsonic for that price-range.
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post #3 of 27
there is a nice 20.1" wide LCD on newegg for under 200 bucks...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824112006

i have used this monitor before and its solid...
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post #4 of 27
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Originally Posted by jameskelsey View Post
My 19" CRT died on me and I need a replacement but I don't have much money.
I was considering a used 21" CRT (because of the price)
http://www.accurateit.com/details.asp?iid=320

Or switching to LCD but don't know if I can afford a quality 19" or 20",don't want to get something with low quality.

For playing games any advise?
If you have the room on your desktop and don't LAN a lot, get a used 21" Trinitron. I have 4 and swear by them
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Have you used it for more than a few days? I've had two Sceptres and they crapped out on me after a month and two months on the second one. I wouldn't recommend them, but I guess some people like them.
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post #6 of 27
crt

better color, brighter, no response time, and you dont need a space heater in the winter
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
If you have the room on your desktop and don't LAN a lot, get a used 21" Trinitron. I have 4 and swear by them
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post #8 of 27
CRT.. better performance, cheaper..
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post #9 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by <CRACK@> (CS:S King) View Post
CRT.. better performance, cheaper..
Cheaper, but uses more electricity...
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Originally Posted by gravity View Post
Cheaper, but uses more electricity...
LCD's use electricity to go black.
    
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