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I've got pretty much the exact same screen as sublime lol.

Honestly I don't see any reason to get an LCD when the old CRTs are so cheap, and still have great resolution.

Space saving on my desk is what finally drove me to an LCD.
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In many cases even better resolution... plus, you can use different resolutions without loss of quality, while LCD's only display their best quality at their recommended resolution. Mine can do up to 2048 x 1536 @ 80Hz ...
The resolution swapping is a big deal to me. I have some games that either I can't run at the max resolution, or that just don't support a higher one.

An LCD screen that does 2048 res will set you back $1k+, and you will be playing in a tiny box if you have to do 1024x768 or something simillar lol.

Anyways, I'm for CRT untill they invent something new lol.

One thing you have to be carefull about with used CRT's is alot of them are really dark for some reason. I hope to pick up a 21" one sometime soon.
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The resolution swapping is a big deal to me. I have some games that either I can't run at the max resolution, or that just don't support a higher one.

An LCD screen that does 2048 res will set you back $1k+, and you will be playing in a tiny box if you have to do 1024x768 or something simillar lol.

Anyways, I'm for CRT untill they invent something new lol.

One thing you have to be carefull about with used CRT's is alot of them are really dark for some reason. I hope to pick up a 21" one sometime soon.
Agreed. I know I struck luck. It was tucked away in some deep corner in a store, and I asked how much they wanted for it. The monitor seems pretty much brand new...
    
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im using a 19 crt at 1024x768 i cant wait to get an lcd to free up more room on my desk
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Agreed. I know I struck luck. It was tucked away in some deep corner in a store, and I asked how much they wanted for it. The monitor seems pretty much brand new...
What you have going in your favour on the used CRTs is:

Almost nobody wants to buy one now

It costs ~$40 to legally throw away

If they don't sell you the CRT for cheap, they could very well be stuck with having to PAY to get rid of it!
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Originally Posted by Crazy9000 View Post
What you have going in your favour on the used CRTs is:

Almost nobody wants to buy one now

It costs ~$40 to legally throw away

If they don't sell you the CRT for cheap, they could very well be stuck with having to PAY to get rid of it!
And they last forever....
    
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I'm no longer using it as my main monitor, but I still have a 21" NEC I got for $25. Only goes to 1600x1200 though. I've got a couple 19", another NEC and Dell, and they go to 2048x1536. I used to own the most gorgeous CRT TV, 32" 1080p HDMI, but I had to sell it a few years back. It was one of the nicest pictures on any TV I've seen to date. I love the picture of CRT displays, but I live in an apartment and space is valued so I switched for LCD when I could afford it, and this 24" LCD is pretty nice. Though the one thing I still can't stand about LCDs is the viewing angle.
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Got the Samsung syncmaster that's in my sig... does 1600x1200 @ 70mhz and the smalllllll 2048x1536 @ the 60mhz

got it for cheap at a local electronics store and they even tested it for me....

it's the best monitor I ever had.... and then again I have 4 more lying around, so even if the samsung screws up, I have something to fall back on
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Still use an NEC 19 on my internet rig, still look great
    
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i'm actually using a 19" lcd for my main display simply for space saving reasons, but i also have a 14", 17", 19" and a 21" crt in my garage, picture quality is definately better on crt. i would love to go back to my 21" crt and sell my lcd but it is HUGE and takes up over half of my already untidy, no space to move the mouse desk!!!
    
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