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Old 01-08-2007, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I can get hold of one of these:

http://www0.uk.shopping.com/xPF-Reli...19-CRT-Monitor

second hand (good condition apparantly) for £40, around $77.50


do you people think that would be worth it? it would be nice to game at 1920 x 1440...
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i shifted this here because i thought it was more appropriate.
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OK, thats fine.
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Honestly, 19" widescreens are dirt cheap now, and with a nice card like the one you have it would be a shame to waste it on an old technology like crt. Once you go dvi, you never go back. I love playing cod2 on my lcd, the colors and textures are so vivid and rich, i would never go back to crt.
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CRTs can often have much better colour than an LCD though, hence why graphics people use them etc...

thing is, a 19" wide would cost me at least £150-200 odd, for one with a decent refresh.

opinion taken though.
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Im not gonna deny that, because i did have a 17" ctx from 1996 that had beautiful colors on it, it was a beast tho. I like the sleekness and light weight of lcds as well as theyre power efficiency, they use less than half the power of crts. Try to find this in your area or online where theyll ship to uk. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009100
Its the one i have and its great. I Love it!!!
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thing is, I already have a 19" tft that does 1280x1024, and two similar 17" crts. the only reason I would possibly consider that is for higher resolutions, like 1600x1200 and higher.

I am thinking that I am not going to bother...
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You want to buy a CRT with a Pixel Pitch of .26?

If you buying a CRT you can find one much lower than that.

The lower the Number the better the Detail.
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I bought a dank new NEC MultiSync 90GX2. Its badass and the brightness far outweighs my old Viewsonic 19'' crt. However, even with its 5or6 ms response time occasionally I so see ghosting. You don't have to spend a lot to get a decent CRT moniter. However you need at LEAST 6ms if you're going LCD, and that might cost ya. My advice is if you're looking to spend a little more than 77 dollars, get a 19 flat screen CRT.
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you can see ghosting at 6ms?!? hmmm

I cant see ghosting at 16ms... and the majority of people dont see any at 8ms... you must have very good eyes.

(or maybe there is a problem with the monitor)
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