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Originally Posted by GoTMaXPoWeR View Post
Exactly, a friend of mine swears by CRT's and I know exactly why he does. These 3D monitors are for 3D only in my eyes, and it makes no sense to buy one for the refresh rate when there are better, cheaper options on the market.
And not to mention input lag. Even those 120hz LCDs have some degree of this annoying input lag, which CRTs do not have.

Not to mention that for desktop usage, those CRT monitors can do better. The average trinitron could do 2048x1536 @ 85hz at the tier of 21" trinitrons. You really would like a 1920x1080 over that? Nope.
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Can 120Hz screens really display 120fps or does it just double the frames like some people say? Eg., it updates at 120Hz but is still limited to 60fps, ie. it updates each frame twice.
No that's what those 120Hz TV's from Bestbuy do, the 120Hz monitor outputs 120Hz rendered by your graphics card.
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post #23 of 48
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No.. if you play competitive games, get a CRT. If you can't actually use the 3D benefits of a 120Hz monitor I'd say there's no point.
Really, a CRT? Now I know CRT's are still great picture quality, but wth would you want a CRT for? Also, you've obviously not experienced a true 120hz monitor if you don't think it makes a difference.

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For TF2 and CSS? A 120Hz is definitely worth it!

You can pull 100+ fps in those games with 5+ year old cards. You may as well make use of the extra frames.

Ask Living Champion! He just made the switch, he can tell you how noticeable the difference really is.
Agreed.

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120hz makes a world of difference in css its niceeeee and smooothhhh
^^ Very True.

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120hz makes SUCH a difference AS LONG AS you have the power to push 120fps to the monitor. If your not able to do that, then it would be a waste. A little over/under is ok, but much over or under 120 will cause tearing on the screen when moving and take the "smooth" away.

@GotMaxPower..... fail. Hardly anyone I know actually bought their 3d monitors for the 3d capability. If your serious about your "competitive" gaming, 120fps is a MUST HAVE, hands down. My 3d glasses are still in the box they came in and will probably never be used. Once you own a 120hz monitor, you'll understand and would NEVER go back.

@OP, get the new 27' acer 120hz monitor. THAT would be worth it in every single aspect no matter what you do.

I got mine less than a month ago, and the difference is OUT OF THIS WORLD. As long as you change your aspect resolution to 120hz. In my case, it was in the Nvidia control panel, and I didn't find it for almost 2 days and wondered why my 120hz looked the same as my 60hz monitor. Once it was PROPERLY set up, there were no words for the difference.
^^ This guy knows what he is talking about as far as this is concerned.

And I'll agree with him.

120hz gaming is absolutely stunning.
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Really, a CRT? Now I know CRT's are still great picture quality, but wth would you want a CRT for? Also, you've obviously not experienced a true 120hz monitor if you don't think it makes a difference.
That's not his point. He says that 120hz LCDs are useless toy monitors that are incapable of even achieving true 120hz some of the time due to the response times. They will look like crap. They're gonna have a lot of input lag too so they're not gonna be fit for professional play AND they have a low resolution.

Now why would you use an LCD over a CRT that is so obviously ten times better than the LCD?
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post #25 of 48
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Really, a CRT? Now I know CRT's are still great picture quality, but wth would you want a CRT for? Also, you've obviously not experienced a true 120hz monitor if you don't think it makes a difference.
Yeah, because CRT's are so ugly and big, who would want one of those?

For the record I never said he wouldn't notice the difference, I said if he's not going to use the 3D benefits he'd be much better off going with a CRT that has a higher refresh rate, less input lag and better colour accuracy for a fraction of the cost.

I give up trying to prove my point.
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Yeah, because CRT's are so ugly and big, who would want one of those?

For the record I never said he wouldn't notice the difference, I said if he's not going to use the 3D benefits he'd be much better off going with a CRT that has a higher refresh rate, less input lag and better colour accuracy for a fraction of the cost.

I give up trying to prove my point.
I used to have a 22" CRT monitor that would do 120hz @ 1600x1200, but to me I still prefer my current main monitor (Samsung 2233RZ) over that one because the crt just isn't sharp. I dunno if it's because the monitor is old but to me it just doesn't look as good.
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post #27 of 48
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I used to have a 22" CRT monitor that would do 120hz @ 1600x1200, but to me I still prefer my current main monitor (Samsung 2233RZ) over that one because the crt just isn't sharp. I dunno if it's because the monitor is old but to me it just doesn't look as good.
Woah. WAY TO GO

Judge the quality of every single CRT in existance by your measly little CRT there

A good CRT at that resolution should make you vomit at the low quality of your LCD
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Woah. WAY TO GO

Judge the quality of every single CRT in existance by your measly little CRT there

A good CRT at that resolution should make you vomit at the low quality of your LCD

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I can say CRT > LCD

That is opinion


Me pointing out you judging every CRT based on yours is not opinion. It's a comment on your inability to make unbiased observations.
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post #30 of 48
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
I can say CRT > LCD

That is opinion


Me pointing out you judging every CRT based on yours is not opinion. It's a comment on your inability to make unbiased observations.
Apparently, your inability is just is worse then mine for I never said that there are no CRT's better then my current monitor. I said MY old CRT monitor was not as sharp as MY current monitor. Even though it also ran at 120hz at an even higher resolution then the monitor I have.

So calm down.
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