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I currently have a very nice CRT monitor, made by Advent in the February of 2002, it can run at 85Hz at 1024x768 all the way up to 1280x960 at 60Hz, (although I use it at 1152x864 at 75Hz) it is a 16" screen. It does, however, take up a lot of space, make a rather annoying, yet faint, buzzing noise and generates quite a lot of heat... The question is though, should I scrap it and buy an LCD monitor in the region of about 100 Pounds?
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I would keep my CRT if I still had one - those are gonna be extinct one day =( It'll be great to have one laying around just for old times sake lol. And definitely upgrade to a LCD or LED screen, they're great
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I'm amazed that this therad is so lifeless. LCD monitors are far and away the superior option. They use less power, take up less space, have sweet contrast, and can be found for the price of a loaf of bread (metaphorically speaking) these days.

I haven't been LCD shopping in a while, but I recall that DELL monitors are usually pretty high quality badboys.

http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...284&tid=frooct

You can grab up a nice Dell 20" widescreen for ~100 pounds. I think you'll be quite surprised at how much nicer a user experience you'll have.

On the other hand, if you are happy with your current set up, there's no harm in keeping it. I had to struggle myself to stop using my CRT, it was a rugged beast that never quit, and I loved it for that
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Originally Posted by ocpokey View Post
I'm amazed that this therad is so lifeless. LCD monitors are far and away the superior option. They use less power, take up less space, have sweet contrast, and can be found for the price of a loaf of bread (metaphorically speaking) these days.

I haven't been LCD shopping in a while, but I recall that DELL monitors are usually pretty high quality badboys.

http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...284&tid=frooct

You can grab up a nice Dell 20" widescreen for ~100 pounds. I think you'll be quite surprised at how much nicer a user experience you'll have.

On the other hand, if you are happy with your current set up, there's no harm in keeping it. I had to struggle myself to stop using my CRT, it was a rugged beast that never quit, and I loved it for that
Disregard this post, OP ^^^

If you're fine with the resolution, and don't have the cash for an IPS, then stick with the CRT. Only reason I switched was because the resolution was too small on my CRT.
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Originally Posted by Warweo View Post
85Hz at 1024x768 all the way up to 1280x960 at 60Hz, (although I use it at 1152x864 at 75Hz) it is a 16" screen.
get an lcd.
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Lcd ftw
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If you had a larger CRT I'd say keep it.. but.

Or, buy an LCD and then use your CRT as a second monitor. That way you can get a feel for the LCD without dumping the CRT..
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Only keep it if you're low on cash

To be honest, that CRT is pure crap. Most modern low end LCDs beat that by a long shot.

HOWEVER, If that was a trinitron CRT (like I was expecting it to be when I opened this thread), I'd say KEEEEP IT. Trinitrons are far superior to LCDs for a number of uses.

However, since you're using a generic low quality CRT, get an LCD. Preferrably IPS. No hurry to. That monitor works fine for you, no? Keep it until your monetary situation is good enough to get you a proper 22-24" IPS.. Those are golden.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Only keep it if you're low on cash

To be honest, that CRT is pure crap. Most modern low end LCDs beat that by a long shot.

HOWEVER, If that was a trinitron CRT (like I was expecting it to be when I opened this thread), I'd say KEEEEP IT. Trinitrons are far superior to LCDs for a number of uses.

However, since you're using a generic low quality CRT, get an LCD. Preferrably IPS. No hurry to. That monitor works fine for you, no? Keep it until your monetary situation is good enough to get you a proper 22-24" IPS.. Those are golden.

I'd only disagree with this if he was utilizing the monitor at a 800x600 or lower res running @ 100hz+ lol
Edited by Skylit - 3/14/11 at 3:23am
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i didnt even know people still use these lol, i have a 21" sony CRT in my basement collecting dust. i think i paid 800 for it yearssss ago
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