Originally Posted by eureka
So, CRT still wins?
If you enjoy the washed out picture that CRTs provide then more power to you. It's referred to as contrast ratio
because it is the ratio of the whitest white to the darkest black. It is not a measure of how bright or dark either end of the scale is, but their values with respect to each other. So a CRT may have a better contrast ratio, but it doesn't mean the darks are displayed as well, so the picture looks washed out by comparison. I have yet to see a CRT that can match my LCD in terms of picture quality.
If you are referring to the response time of CRT monitors, then you are completely missing the point: at anything below 15ms for an LCD monitor it doesn't matter and will be just as good as the CRT if you manage your framerate properly.
Originally Posted by RPIJG
You would only need a faster response time if your refresh rate was say 120Hz or something crazy like that.
You wouldn't need a faster response time with a faster refresh rate - the monitor has no idea whether it is getting a newly-rendered frame or the same one it just displayed. In other words, a faster refresh rate only allows
the monitor to display more images per second, so you could cap your framerate higher without experiencing ghosting. It doesn't require
a faster response time.