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post #1 of 24
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Greetings

My 21" crt just died and I'm lookin to buy a new monitor. However all the posts I find give me totally different impressions and I've basically narrowed the decision down to this:

LCD widescreen have enhanced realism but lower refresh rates and CRT's have great refresh rate an picture. And a wide range of prices on CRT's is so hard to find these days...

So is the enhanced realism of widescreen LCD's worht the lowered refresh rate and resolution, will games be more "choppy"? Or is the quality of CRT's still king?

thanks.
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post #2 of 24
I'm interested in this as well.. because honestly.. i'm one of those weirdo's that see's ghosting in any lcd i touch.
    
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post #3 of 24
Your eyes can only see something like 30 fps, lcds are great and it time to upgrade. Plus they come in higher resolutions and widescreen which is great for movies and games can be scaled down.
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post #4 of 24
If your graphics card can handle the game you're playing you wont notice any choppy-ness on an lcd.
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post #5 of 24
I used to own a 21" trinitron CRT. Trust me, the weight difference alone is enough to switch. Aside from that, LCDs are really where it's at. Over the last couple of years they've become affordable, ghosting isn't an issue with most any LCD under 8ms response time, and the color and picture quality is great.

Overall, I wouldn't switch if I already had the CRT on my desk, but if I was upgrading, ooohhh yeahhh.
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post #6 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by DeRock131 View Post
Your eyes can only see something like 30 fps
To whoever reads this: nobody knows for sure, so please don't start a super annoying argument...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Coma View Post
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hehe, i was trying
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post #8 of 24
btw, I got the LCD in my sig on newegg for 220$ before shipping. Great great deal on a 22" widescreen LCD.
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post #9 of 24
I had a 19" CRT for the longest time, a pretty good one tooo....but, I decided to step up to a 22" LCD and I absolutely LOVE it. I was in love with my CRT too, I would defend it to the death, but the LCD is incredible.
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post #10 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by majin death View Post
If your graphics card can handle the game you're playing you wont notice any choppy-ness on an lcd.
And even a $230 card can handle 1650x1080, the mid-range of most LCD's.

I think the technology has progressed far enough to invest in one if you're gaming. Most go up to about 75hz, which is double what the eye can actually see.

I wen't from a 22'' CRT to a 22'' widescreen LCD... MASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSIIIIIIIVVVVVVEEEE difference. Everything is so much sharper... I can't wait for my new rig with my GTS so I can finally crank the graphics off of low.
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