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Bad back? I don't even do workouts and my 70lbs monitor isn't THAT bad............................................... .....................................

... Brighter I also doubt.

I wondered if any crt people were even going to stop by and holler in here.
post #22 of 33
CRT's are great for cover in case of house invasion. Much better than LCD's. Other than that I can't think of any benefits in this day and age.
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I like LCDs because you get a clear picture, unlike the 3 color pixels you get on tubes. Though I've been thinking of getting a nice high hertz CRT for gaming as a secondary to my 24".

Instead I just got a new 24" TN, cause I rather have big screen than 3ms. The higher heart is one thing, but I barley notice screen taring and don't care about it.
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post #24 of 33
I have used an LCD now for 2 or 3 years, but what I miss about the CRT is, it can display at other than its native resolution and still look sharp and CRT had a higher display refresh and some LCD monitors have input lag.
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post #25 of 33
Only reason to get a crt is for true stereo support with LCD shutterglasses. It looks completely crazy but it is the truest sense of 3d you can possible imagine. I used to play with mine in the days of Quake3. Todays games are more demanding and use shaders that are almost impossible to use with true stereo 3d, but many games still work and it really is amazing and much more immersive that you can imagine. Once I was playing quake3 multiplayer and someone shot a rocket at my head. The rocket appeared to whiz right out of the screen heading for my left eyeball. I nearly p'd my pants. Check out a website called... mtbs3d.com for more information and answers to your questions if you may have some.
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post #26 of 33
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A 21" CRT has only around 19-20" viewable area.

CRT are measured corner-to-corner of the entire front including bezel. LCDs are measured corner-to-corner of only the viewable area.

A 24" LCD has over 60% more viewable area than a 21" CRT.


I have a link in my sig about Response Time with some other CRT vs LCD info.
Err. No they aren't?

My CRT was advertised as an 18", when I measure it from one corner of the viewable screen to the other it's 18 inches.
post #27 of 33
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Learn to use something else than 60hz
what does this mean? i use 85hz, anything under hurts eyes...what do you mean by "learn", you expected me not to know how to change the refresh rate? my question was on a good crt, (85-100hz) vs an lcd which one would strain eyes less
post #28 of 33
If a monitor is at 60hz, it hurts my eyes as I can see the flicker.
A CRT theoretically has an infinite contrast ratio as the pixels can be turned off to make a "true" black. I know LCD panels have this automatically adjusting contrast ratio thing these days but it sucks.

I went from an Iiyama CRT (one of the best CRT makers ever. Period) to a Dell 2007WFP (a S-IPS panel) a few years back before pairing it up with my 24" beasty, and the difference in picture quality shocked me when they were placed side by side. The colours were so deep and pretty.
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post #29 of 33
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well the monitor i got is in my sig, i went way over budget but am very pleased
post #30 of 33
I have a crt still in my closet I use for testing. if I had the space you can bet I would have 2 30" crt's on my desk
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