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Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14014053 
I love my 85hz 1920x1440 CRT and 120hz 1920x1200 CRT.

They are just huge, and run VERY hot.

I probably won't be going back to CRT's for that reason. I'll stick to LCD's. I'm most likely gonna get a Dell U2711 as an upgrade.

imo CRT are as color true as you can get, as those are one of the best hardware calibrateable things. However those Eizo's and NEC's are awesome, a friend of mine is photographer has a NEC 30inch and its so amazing.

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Originally Posted by 1337LutZ;14014148 
imo CRT are as color true as you can get, as those are one of the best hardware calibrateable things. However those Eizo's and NEC's are awesome, a friend of mine is photographer has a NEC 30inch and its so amazing.

They also look much nicer than LCD monitors for gaming. That's because they have much higher pixel densities than any LCD monitors aside from 15" 1920x1080 laptop monitors, which have a slightly higher pixel density.

The visible grid of pixels disappears and is replaced by a solid image. At least, if you don't look at the monitor 2" away.


But sure, for most people, it is not worth it to go CRT.


I do wish that I'd find an FW900 in finland but that's a pretty useless wish. I can however, find 21" CRTs here from time to time. I have 2. I need 3 to get rid of the 4:3 limitation in games. Yeah, eyefinity, people. SURE, I have 3" of bezel but who cares? The image they produce is awe inspiring
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;14014182 
They also look much nicer than LCD monitors for gaming. That's because they have much higher pixel densities than any LCD monitors aside from 15" 1920x1080 laptop monitors, which have a slightly higher pixel density.

The visible grid of pixels disappears and is replaced by a solid image. At least, if you don't look at the monitor 2" away.


But sure, for most people, it is not worth it to go CRT.


I do wish that I'd find an FW900 in finland but that's a pretty useless wish. I can however, find 21" CRTs here from time to time. I have 2. I need 3 to get rid of the 4:3 limitation in games. Yeah, eyefinity, people. SURE, I have 3" of bezel but who cares? The image they produce is awe inspiring


Hehe i totally agree with you, would be so awesoem to see eyefinity with CRT! xD
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post #34 of 188
Manyak had 3x Fw900 (two sony ones, one HP rebrand)

SKI has had 2x F520 (My main monitor) rebrands and one other 21" that could only do 2048x1536 @ 75hz in nVidia surround

So OCNers have had CRT 3x setups. Just need to know who those people are.

And I'm getting a third one as soon as I find one. Pretty sure my 5870 1gb is gonna choke at full res though. 3x 1600x1200 would be manageable AFAIK



@tator: Can we use this thread for completely random monitor discussion the same way the mechanical KB guide is used?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant;14014115 
Entirely depends on monitor size and distance tbh.

Though, could you link me those studies? I'd be interested to see what sort of pseudo science they used to explain their point of view.

I'll look them up, I think I saw one on WSG Forum and I don't remember where the other was.

From what I remember, they were measuring eye response to objects in the fore ground and peripherals.
As well as just asking the users (without telling them if the image was 16:9 or 16:10 which they liked more.
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Originally Posted by De-Zant;14014115 
lol. CRTs are the only way that a poor fella like me can get good image quality. That's why I use them. Besides, I kinda like the CRT look for casual purposes that I use my PC for. If I was a photoshopper, I'd prefer LCD TBH, but I like the CRT look for what I do.

As I said, if it wasn't for the size and heat I would still be using them. You need a solid desk though to to hold up 3 x CRT's.
I had a GW520, & 2 FE1250's for awhile, then I got the FW900 and replaced the GW520 with it.

GW520's a Sony; 1800x1440, 85Hz
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@tator: Can we use this thread for completely random monitor discussion the same way the mechanical KB guide is used?

Hmm... Monitor section... Monitor Guide... seems good thumb.gif
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My ikea galant is holding up better than I would've thought. Currently 68kg on it (my two main monitors) plus all my other stuff

Though what's to expect, the table has a metal frame under it.

The official weight limit is 70kg, but I think it might hold 3x 30-40kg CRTs well, since it currently holds two and is very, VERY, sturdy.

I've found that the flickering is invisible to me in any situation at 80hz or above.

It's amazing to use a desktop with so much space on it. Makes my jaw drop at times.


One annoying issue is that all codemasters games limit me to 70hz (visual estimate. It doesn't look like 60hz or 75hz), which means that the flickering is clearly visible. Though it's not exactly bothering me, just annoys me that a game doesn't properly support refresh rates. I mean, the refresh rate is set to 85hz in the settings ( have also tried 70hz), but it still doesn't change the actual refresh rate.
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I usually don't have an issue above 65hz on a CRT; but most of the bulbs in my house are the newer energy-efficient kind, which only flicker at 40hz IIRC.
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By looking at a wikipedia page from distance of 60 feet to 5 inches, I can tell the resolution of the display within the official resolutions.

If it's a CRT, I can also tell the refresh rate up to 80hz.


I've tested this with my IRL friends, and got it right all the time.

Just shows that I spend too much time thinking bout monitors
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I've had CRT TV's most of my life, so I'm probably just used to it.

60hz ones I can notice and see the refreshing, but I'm not really bothered by it.
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post #40 of 188
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tator Tot;14013519 
Because their is a difference between elitism and objectivity.

If 60 FPS was such an eye cancer, then most games wouldn't be designed to run at 30 FPS (I say most games, as that's what the LARGE majority are programmed to run at as they run on consoles.)

Trust me, I have a 120hz LCD (true), a 120hz CRT, & 60Hz LCD
Acer GD235HZbid, Sony GDM- FW900, & Dell U2410

The difference is negligible at best. I used to use the Sony as my main monitor, only because of the size (it was easier to position the CRT's to the side.)
Right now I use the Dell as my primary monitor because of the large resolution, and bigger screen size.
The Acer gets very little use even though it's a 120hz monitor. As the change in frame rate doesn't effect the game play at all.

I went from an 85hz crt to a 60hz tft. the difference was enormous. i guess it just depends on what game you're playing. on a fast-paced FPS it makes all the difference though. trust me on this.
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