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I do allnighters and play for 36 hours straight over weekends and my vision is spot on
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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!
That's just a myth.

I've been using glasses long before I even got into computers. My eye sight is stuck at -1.75 and it's been like that since 2001 and I've been using a 22" Mitsubishi for the past year and a half but have use CRTs since 2001, have not had the need for new prescription. And I'm on it at least 2-3 hours a day, 350 days a year. Wife goes to bed at 9 PM, I go at 11pm-12am.

Need I say that I wear Acuvue 2? The only reason why people feel like their contacts melt in their eyes is because they forget to blink, I've done that where I play a game and forget to blink, suddenly my contact feels sticky, but as soon as I blink it goes away. The protein build-up in your eyes needs to be washed away by the tears, so don't forget to blink.

I just don't see where a CRT will put a lot of strain in your eyes, and image is an image coming from whatever screeen is emitted from.
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Interestingly enough, I've recently found several articles and testimonials about LCD monitors causing similar eye-strain and such... It must be down to the individual, eh? I'm pretty sure my eyes are thanking me for switching to an LCD, though... Even though I'd rather have 1 of each. So I'm greedy hehehehe... Dude, I envy you with your 22inch Mitsubishi... Diamondtron, is it? Damn I want one. So hard to find these days.
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I've got a view sonic, And I love it, Not a single problem yet!
    
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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
I disagree. The CRT's are now no better than an LCD. If you get a decent LCD it will look so much nicer and the picture quality/response time etc is just as good. I have a mediocre LCD monitor and compared to my nice 19 inch dell trinitron CRT its much better, picture/brightness etc. CRT's also get hot and are massive/heavy.
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I disagree. The CRT's are now no better than an LCD. If you get a decent LCD it will look so much nicer and the picture quality/response time etc is just as good. I have a mediocre LCD monitor and compared to my nice 19 inch dell trinitron CRT its much better, picture/brightness etc. CRT's also get hot and are massive/heavy.
If you compare the cost/performance between a CRT and an LCD. The CRT wins. If desk space is of no concern, I would go with a CRT. And as far as CRT monitors and your eyes blahblahblah.. If you can run a high refest rate (85hz or more) then I don't beleive it has that much affect. I think that the amount of radiation is minimal. But, that will happen whether you sit in front of a computer or television. I personally refuse to buy an LCD, until they come down in price.
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We're all in luck then, because LCD's seem to be coming down in price and ms rating every quarter. Can only mean good things. I'm a little concerned that the venerable CRT will be phased out though, since I've read quite a few companies discontinuing their CRT production in favour of LCD. Pretty damn annoying. Still there's hope yet for the good ol' CRT.

http://hometheater.about.com/od/onth...CES20051_7.htm

It seems lots of people, including me, miss the good old CRT. Don't get me wrong, I might wax lyrical about LCD's, but I love the old CRT's, not for any other reason other than I grew up bathed in the comforting rays of a Cathode tube. Heh. I still keep my old 17in Sony CRT on my test rig, which is right next to me at the moment. That's something I just can't deny, they just last and last.
post #28 of 49
I have a 19" ViewSonic VA912b LCD 8ms i paid like $479 a month ago and i hate it for gaming, it ghost real bad in css and in bf2 altho its fine playing GW and cs 1.6, i cant take it back cause its been over 30 days i think i may sell this thing and go back to my crt aswell.
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The radiation thing is almost laughable. I didn't think anyone bought into that crap anymore. There are no "rays" emitted from a CRT tube! That is an old wives tale to keep kids from being glued in front of the TV. Don't you think there's be a lot of dead people by now if that was true??!! Ok enough about that. On to CRT vs LCD.
I personally use a Dell P1230 at home and had an HPa4033 or something like that model number before the Dell. Both were/are excellent for both image quality and high refresh rates. The downside is the HP weighed in at a whopping 85lbs!! The Dell is about 55-60lbs, I forget the exact number. Needless to say, it has caused the desktop to bow a little over the years and I had to reinforce it last year. Right there is the 1st advantage to LCD. The low weight. I personally am just waiting for the price and response times to come down some and for more than just one manufacturer to give a No Dead Pixel Guarantee before I invest in one. I use LCDs at work all the time and they are fricken great for all that we do here at the hospital. Also IMO, I do feel that the LCDs are easier on the eyes. That's just because staring at a CRT is like staring at a lightbulb whereas the LCD is "cooler" as far as intensity. All in all, it's just a matter of needs vs preference. You may like a CRT, but have a small desk and have to go LCD. Personally, if my Dell were to go today, I would get another CRT as for me, they still cannot be beat.
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I use my 19 inch crt as a heater in the cold months.
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