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I don't take forever to make decisions. Sometimes, however, the decision is to wait. I almost purchased a 21" CRT today. The voices advocating CRTs won the day. However, I opted against it for a couple of reasons. First, the idea that we're on the edge of a new standard restrained the purchase. Second, my monitor works. Why spend the $500 on a monitor that isn't truly necessary at this time?

So, I'll just keep this little 19" monitor I have right now. ...At least until after the England trip this March. I'll reassess the need after that.

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$500 on a CRT? Hot damn!

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It's actually $500 after taxes and shipping. The price tag is $473.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824116121

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Hmm well the max res is pretty groovy.

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My Samsung 971P should be arriving tomorrow. I'll post my impressions of it.

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Grrrr... apparently, my supplier's shipment didn't include any black or midnight blue monitors, so I'll have to wait until next week for them to get a new shipment.

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Okay, I've finally taken the plunge and bought my monitor. It's this one here:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824116121

It has mad resolution, great pitch size, and weighs less than 60 pounds. I'm happy. I guess I'm a luddite, but I just prefer my CRTs. Maybe, in the next generation of LCDs, I'll be willing to go to the newer technology.

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Looks good. If you don't have a space/weight/power limitation, I can't see why people wouldn't consider a CRT. That's pretty cheap, and a good spec. Tell us what you think when it's plugged in. :*

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CRT's still rule.

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I will send before and after picture so you can get an idea of how much more space it takes than my current 19" monitor. I definitely look forward to it. I'm usually gone from home between 12-16 hours daily, but my wife can probably muscle it inside the house.

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Looks good. If you don't have a space/weight/power limitation, I can't see why people wouldn't consider a CRT. That's pretty cheap, and a good spec. Tell us what you think when it's plugged in. :thumbsup:


I could never go back to CRT after having a LCD .. I might have the space for the bigger screens, but it's just so much more pleasing when you can move it around without having to call a couple of friends :teehee: (I mean - 60 pounds!!).

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CRT's give me a headache, I cant even watch regular TV anymore.

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:teehee: What have you done to Kaftan, you evil doppleganger?

CRTs do draw a lot of power, and they excrete a lot of waste heat and electromagnetic radiation (primarily directly behind the screen, projected in a straight line) so make sure you don't have anyone permanently situated behind the monitor ... unless it's your nephew. Maybe a bit of radiation therapy might do him some good. :thumbsup:

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I have one LCD and one CRT screen in my household, so I have the luxury of being able to compare them side by side. There's NO WAY I would trade my old Samsung CRT (admittedly an expensive model mainly used for photo editing by the guy I got it from) for the quite expensive LCD my girlfriend currently has (and I paid for.. argh).

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There's some stuff that I'd like about LCD's - less glare for one, weight another - but at least for certain types of work, CRT's still have the best color, contrast, etc etc.

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The reason I went with the CRT is that I don't really have a problem with glare at this point. I haven't had a problem with glare since I've lived here.

Frankly, I would probably have dropped more cash for a larger CRT, but I wasn't willing to spend over a thousand dollars for this:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824002139

but it's inferior to the monitor I actually purchased in every way that matters to me except for screen size. Even then, having all that surface and being confined to 1600 x 1200 would be a waste.

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I haven't had a problem with glare since I've lived here.

Where you live affects screen-glare? I'd be curious for clarification/more info on that?

I'm not typically bothered by CRT glare; I do keep my contrast/gamma fairly dark etc., a personal preference unrelated to glare - so perhaps that's partly the reason. But long gaming/photo editing sessions can make the eyeballs start to feel drier than a desert, sometimes. :teehee:

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Oh, I'm sorry Lady. I was just showing my ignorance. I thought glare was reflected light on the screen. I take from your comments it must be the amount of glare that the screen outputs.

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ouch, snark away there ole pal! :sorcerer: i'm sure it was all in good jest... hehe.

anyway, whomever dreamed up the idea of putting a curved mirror in the middle of a room with a variety of lights coming from all directions should be shot. the advent of flat screens helped a bit, but not until some wiseacre figured out that LCD/plasma/related screens all had to have a matte finish in order to work properly did the rest of the rubes decide to follow suit with their CRTs. my tv is a pain, and i'm considering junking it (mentioned in cant's tv thread) in favor of a rear-projection simply for the glare-proof screen alone.

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Wait. Wait! I honestly thought it was my mistake. I wasn't being snarky at all. I mean, I'd read about glare, but sometimes these terms get mixed up. I figured it had to be reflected light. I'm serious, I wasn't being snarky.

...Unless you meant Lady. In that case, all I forgive her. Really, I'm just confused now. If someone could explain what they mean by glare, I'd appreciate it.

What I thought it meant was reflected light. I intentionally have my monitor set up so it doesn't have a significant light source directly behind it. When I post pics later, you'll see what I mean. The room is well lit, but the biggest light sources are to the sides rather than behind.

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Yeah I'm pretty sure glare is when light, from say a window with open blinds or a flood light, is hitting the screen causing it to go all insano.




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