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Computer administrators not aware of what "refresh rate" is?

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A serious question here, yes.

Why don't many system administrators adjust the monitors to their maximum refresh rate? Almost everytime I use a computer in a university, cafe, library ect., the monitors have a low 60Hz refresh rate. They spend time and money on anti-carpal-tunnel-syndrome keyboards. So why not a take a little extra time to ease the eyes of the employees?

An an even scarier thing...I used to be a janitor and I cleaned office buildings. Every so often when no one was around I'd raise the refresh rate of the monitors. I felt bad for the employees who had to sit and stare at a monitor all day with a 60Hz refresh rate so I helped them out. I'm sure they would personally thank me for it.

Besides, Windows XP prevents anyone from putting a refresh rate too high above the monitors capabilities.

Computer administrators should really be more considerate and inform a businesses employer about the refresh rate the big an impact it can have on an employees eyes, health and comfort. This isn't just a personal preference... I consider this a health risk!

I know CRT monitors are worse than LCDs at lower refresh rates, but still. Someone should be aware. How do we go about getting this message across?
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They simply don't take the time to change it from default. There's nothing you can do to change the innate laziness of people.
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I know CRT monitors are worse than LCDs at lower refresh rates, but still. Someone should be aware. How do we go about getting this message across?
i believe you have it the other way around..

Btw, I find 60Hz a reasonable refresh rate.. imo, i still cant see it with my eye .. besides, most old moniters cant support higher / lower rates..
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I thought CRT monitors were more sensitive to lower refresh rates.


The "flicker" is much more noticable on CRT, isn't it?

Maybe I'm more sensitive to it, but I notice is more and it REALLY annoys me.
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