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I have a Samsung 930B LCD, and I have mixed feelings for it. It is absolutely beautiful on desktop application, and is good in games FOR AN LCD MONITOR. However, I have been thinking about selling this and returning to a CRT, because CRTs are absolutely unbeatable for gaming. Keep in mind, its not ghosting that is my problem, its color display and the lack of true black. Plus, CRTs aren't going to be around much longer. There is nowhere within 100 miles of my house that sells CRTs. What do you think...keep my LCD or sell it and get a CRT?
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***? noone sells crt's anymore? I'm still skeptical about going to lcd, I won't do it until I can get one that is perfect. lol I still have a bubble screen philips 109S, its pretty good.

to answer your question, if you can get a crt, I'd recommend it, but that's my opinion.
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Well, it might be different in other markets, but in my market, I am probably the only PC gamer (im serious), and there isn't really any other demand for CRTs besides PC gaming. I don't really want to go back to a CRT though, it would be a downgrade...because a CRT, while better for gaming, has lots of other problems that LCDs dont have. Does anybody know if they will ever come out with a flat panel that doesn't suffer in gaming like today's TFT-LCDs do?
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Originally Posted by beedubaya
Well, it might be different in other markets, but in my market, I am probably the only PC gamer (im serious), and there isn't really any other demand for CRTs besides PC gaming. I don't really want to go back to a CRT though, it would be a downgrade...because a CRT, while better for gaming, has lots of other problems that LCDs dont have. Does anybody know if they will ever come out with a flat panel that doesn't suffer in gaming like today's TFT-LCDs do?
I consider myself a PC gamer (im serious) , and I use an LCD. I don't believe that a CRT would make any noticable difference in my performance as a PC gamer.
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post #5 of 9
Upgrade the the 940, it's very good.
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It shouldn't show any difference if you got 16ms response time or less. As for the "true black", there are some adjustments that makes it darker...mine looks black to me
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post #7 of 9
if you have to buy a new moniter get a hyundai imagequest 8ms 700:1 19"

There unbeatable LCD's, and with the 700:1 they show amazing color and have great brightness as well
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Originally Posted by beedubaya
I don't really want to go back to a CRT though, it would be a downgrade...because a CRT, while better for gaming, has lots of other problems that LCDs dont have.
I've been thinking about going LCD for a bit now due to screen res with my current monitor, but please tell me what problems a crt has that an lcd elimnates.
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post #9 of 9
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For one thing, when I got my LCD, my headaches that I was having and my eye quit burning whenever I would close them. Plus, it takes up so much less space, uses so much less energy, and also has perfect geometry. And for regular desktop use as well as games that have brighter environments, LCDs look so much more vibrant. When you really see their weaknesses is in games such as Doom 3 and FEAR, where there are a lot of dark areas.
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