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post #11 of 49
CRT is superior to LCD, TFT whatever..................... I have a 19" inch CRT which cost me £70, and I have 2 17" TFT's at £200 each.

Even though the CRT is bigger and takes up more space the highest res on my CRT is just under the combined res of both my TFT's!

The refresh rate is sumthin daft like 112hz and the clarity of picture is better than HDTV

The problem with TFT's is they are new and look good so cost ££££££ unless your willing to pay £600+ for a hi res TFT with an 8ms refresh rate gaming and action packed movies streaming above 50fps and your screen blurs with the delay roar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To save the quote's and replys to this post by all you with TFT's 12ms and 16ms etc who are gonna say otherwise I will explain all and please bare in mind I have 2 so I aint buyest..............

Cinema and normal tv views at 30fps, the reason behind this because after this the human eye doesn't register any more (the redline of optical input if you would), subliminal messages (popcorn etc) at 300fps. Anything past this is just a number for benchmark.

However with a 12ms and above TFT the higher the number the more the gaming experience drops for the following reason

If your in a game running at say 150fps and you rapidily turn round 180 degrees your screen will blur ever so slightly until you stop because the TFT cant project the image quick enough to keep up, instead of projecting every frame or two, its projecting every 4/5 and the transfusion of none sequenced frames creates the blur, now alot of people wont notice because it really is so small but if your a core gamer like myself on the system specs that I have got things like that you notice!

CRT maybe simple, but if it aint broke dont fix it!

***Rant End***
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post #12 of 49
If you can do with a 17", Wal- Mart sells the KDS Xflat for about $108 around here. I have had mine for a couple of years now and no complaints.
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post #13 of 49
I feel I have to say something in defense of LCD's here... No denying, CRT's have a definite advantage of LCD's in many ways, but...
Ever sit in front of a CRT for 8 hours straight? Its not pretty. A friend of mine at work who uses contact lenses actually had the lenses melt on to his cornea because he sat in front of a 21-inch CRT for 8 hours. Now I can't confirm if his lenses were at fault or the monitor, but that scared the bejesus out of me. The rays... They just bombard you. I know there are a multitude of filters out there to prevent this, but you end up sacrificing a lot of the quality of the image when you pop on of these things on. LCD's are definitely easier on the eyes over long periods of time.
That said, now is really the best time to buy a CRT at the moment, since the current LCD craze is pushing prices of CRT's down ridiculously. I'm in the market for a big ass CRT myself, actually. Just have to be careful not to stare at it too long, heh...
post #14 of 49
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I feel I have to say something in defense of LCD's here... No denying, CRT's have a definite advantage of LCD's in many ways, but...
Ever sit in front of a CRT for 8 hours straight? Its not pretty. A friend of mine at work who uses contact lenses actually had the lenses melt on to his cornea because he sat in front of a 21-inch CRT for 8 hours. Now I can't confirm if his lenses were at fault or the monitor, but that scared the bejesus out of me. The rays... They just bombard you. I know there are a multitude of filters out there to prevent this, but you end up sacrificing a lot of the quality of the image when you pop on of these things on. LCD's are definitely easier on the eyes over long periods of time.
Is exacally what i was going to say, can anybody here really tell me that they go on the computer everyday with a big CRT and don't wear glasses or have bad eyes?
Supposedly the radiation off them kills your eyes, if your on the comp a lot, i don't really fancy that!
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Originally Posted by Sin100
Is exacally what i was going to say, can anybody here really tell me that they go on the computer everyday with a big CRT and don't wear glasses or have bad eyes?
Supposedly the radiation off them kills your eyes, if your on the comp a lot, i don't really fancy that!
I have 20/20 vision and use 4 21" Sony Trinitrons and am on the computer constantly. I not only game a lot,but I own my own business that requires me to be on the computer daily for hours. I've had these for 6 years so far and have used CRTs exclusively. I have a large LCD,but I only use it for HiDef.
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post #16 of 49
I have a 19" Viewsonic CRT. I love it, it's great for gaming, but it does take up a good 1/4 of my desk, and my eyes hurt after much more than a few (3-4) hours of use. I'm in the market for a low response time, high contrast LCD now. I love CRTs, but LCDs are much better than they used to be, and with 19" Viewsonic LCDs with 3ms response times, the gap in quality is closing fast.
post #17 of 49
Have a look here then, if a CRT does it for you, at least follow this guide.

http://www.poynton.com/notes/reducin...ain/index.html
post #18 of 49
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Originally Posted by sccr64472
CRT is a better picture, but it takes up more room. If you have the room, there's no question that CRT is superior. Here's a good one within your budget....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824002248
Although I agree NEC is a good brand, that moniter's screen looks cruved. A screen that's not flat gets really annoying sometimes
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post #19 of 49
Heh, if you can find one, cos they seem to have been discontinued, try to get a Mitsubishi Diamondtron. Ridiculously fine CRT... Always wanted one.
post #20 of 49
About LCDs vs. CRT:
CRT pros
Better image quality
Cheaper
Larger screen
All have a tiny response time

CRT Cons
Takes up a lot of space
Strains your eyes

LCD Pros
Space saving
Good for "office work" (work with lots of little)
Easy on the eyes

LCD cons
Image qulity not as good as CRT
limited size
Costs more
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