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CRT or LCD Monitor
Posted 17 January 2007 - 11:34 PM
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.
Posted 18 January 2007 - 12:25 AM
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Posted 02 June 2007 - 05:41 PM
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.
Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:54 PM
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Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:02 AM
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.
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 (I mean - 60 pounds!!).
Posted 03 June 2007 - 01:15 AM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 02:02 AM
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.
Posted 03 June 2007 - 03:16 AM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:03 PM
Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:51 PM
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:
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.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:32 PM
Where you live affects screen-glare? I'd be curious for clarification/more info on that?
I haven't had a problem with glare since I've lived here.
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.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 03:50 PM
Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:22 PM
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.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 08:59 PM
...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.
Posted 04 June 2007 - 10:17 PM
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