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Is my monitor dying?

post #1 of 9
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Lately my family and I have noticed a strong 'rotten ozone' odor coming from my monitor...it went away for a few days, but then it came back again, and it seems stronger. It's an hp CRT monitor that I had for three to four years now.

And, since I'm on the computer for so long and I do a lot of gaming, is an LCD a better investment for me?

Thanks guys...this smell is getting to my head X_x
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Oh crap...now it's starting to spaz out; parts of the monitor are jerking, and lines are flashing through the monitor every now and then...
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post #3 of 9
Get a new one. CRT if you game a lot
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post #4 of 9
I would personally get the LCD monitors over the CRT because if you use the computer a lot, the LCD won't do as much damage to your eyes nearly as much as CRT monitors, and LCD images look crispier and don't take up much desk space.
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But is it really worth the $100+ price difference between a 17" CRT and a 17" LCD from the same company?
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post #6 of 9
Absolutely, even when a 19in LCD was $450 and a CRT would have been $150 I STILL went LCD and never looked back at CRTs again.
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post #7 of 9
If your going to continue gaming and also get a LCD look for one with a very good refresh rate. Try not to go over 4ms for CRT-like gaming, get 2ms if you can =]
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I agree absolutely: TFTs are just -so- much better. I don't buy that the refresh rate is a serious issue; Because I just used it as an excuse to skimp on a monitor and spend it on an expensive graphics card

Now that I bought a TFT, I am glad. My CRT is hooked up to an old machine next to (this) computer, and seeing those scanlines go in my peripheral vision is a total pain. TFT all the way, imho.
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post #9 of 9
Unless you do some hardcore video/photo editing or design, get a LCD. I have an old 15" 12ms LCD and it does just fine with games. Make sure you look at the specs. if you decide to get a LCD. Brightness should be at least 300cd/m2 and the contrast ratio at least 300:1. 12ms or lower for the response time will be more than adecuate.
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