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Old 03-06-2006, 03:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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dark ages... might as well say.. go get a $2500 hd projector

pshaa...

I prefer crt.. the picture is much clearer.. more color, especially for photoshop...

and they look good at all resolutions instead of just the native one...


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CRT vs. LCD - The Pros and Cons of Each

Resolution & Viewing Quality
Resolution on a CRT is flexible and a newer model will provide you with viewing resolutions of up to 1600 by 1200 and higher, whereas on an LCD the resolution is fixed within each monitor (called a native resolution). The resolution on an LCD can be changed, but if you're running it at a resolution other than its native resolution you will notice a drop in performance or quality.

Both types of monitors (newer models) provide bright and vibrant color display. However, LCDs cannot display the maximum color range that a CRT can. In terms of image sharpness, when an LCD is running at its native resolution the picture quality is perfectly sharp. On a CRT the sharpness of the picture can be blemished by soft edges or a flawed focus.

A CRT monitor can be viewed from almost any angle, but with an LCD this is often a problem. When you use an LCD, your view changes as you move different angles and distances away from the monitor. At some odd angles, you may notice the picture fade, and possibly look as if it will disappear from view.

Refresh Rate
Some users of a CRT may notice a bit of an annoying flicker, which is an inherent trait based on a CRTs physical components. Today's graphics cards, however, can provide a high refresh rate signal to the CRT to get rid of this otherwise annoying problem. LCDs are flicker-free and as such the refresh rate isn't an important issue with LCDs.

Dot Pitch
Dot pitch refers to the space between the pixels that make up the images on your screen, and is measured in millimeters. The less space between pixels, the better the image quality. On either type of monitor, smaller dot pitch is better and you're going to want to look at something in the 0.26 mm dot pitch or smaller range.

Screen (viewable) Size
Most people today tend to look at a 17-inch CRT or bigger monitor. When you purchase a 17-inch CRT monitor, you usually get 16.1 inches or a bit more of actual viewing area, depending on the brand and manufacturer of a specific CRT. The difference between the "monitor size" and the "view area" is due to the large bulky frame of a CRT. If you purchase a 17" LCD monitor, you actually get a full 17" viewable area, or very close to a 17".

Physical Size
There is no denying that an LCD wins in terms of its physical size and the space it needs. CRT monitors are big, bulky and heavy. They are not a good choice if you're working with limited desk space, or need to move the monitor around (for some odd reason) between computers. An LCD on the other hand is small, compact and lightweight. LCDs are thin, take up far less space and are easy to move around. An average 17-inch CRT monitor could be upwards of 40 pounds, while a 17&-inch LCD would weigh in at around 15 pounds.

Price
As an individual one-time purchase an LCD monitor is going to be more expensive. Throughout a lifetime, however, LCDs are cheaper as they are known to have a longer lifespan and also a lower power consumption. The cost of both technologies have come down over the past few years, and LCDs are reaching a point where smaller monitors are within many consumers' price range. You will pay more for a 17" LCD compared to a 17" CRT, but since the CRT's actual viewing size is smaller, it does bring the question of price back into proportion.
that was a bit bias... oh well... at least it gives some info...
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Old 03-06-2006, 04:01 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I use this one, and it works great.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116353
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Old 03-06-2006, 06:36 PM   #13 (permalink)
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im going with crt, i dont really wanna spend over 210 for the monitor.

I really want a flatscreen CRT, just because... I'm kinda leaning towards this one now..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001068

people who play CS say this monitor is really good, and this monitor is flatscreen correct?(or am i seeing things). What do you guys think of this monitor? as of now, i think im going w/ this samsung, also, the dot pitch is .20mm .. is that too low? or is it ok?
Thanks for the help so far guys, really appreciated.
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Old 03-06-2006, 07:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Try getting a CRT with an aperture-grill tube. They are slightly more expensive and harder to find, but they are better.
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im going with crt, i dont really wanna spend over 210 for the monitor.

I really want a flatscreen CRT, just because... I'm kinda leaning towards this one now..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001068

people who play CS say this monitor is really good, and this monitor is flatscreen correct?(or am i seeing things). What do you guys think of this monitor? as of now, i think im going w/ this samsung, also, the dot pitch is .20mm .. is that too low? or is it ok?
Thanks for the help so far guys, really appreciated.
Lower dot pitch is better; 0.20 is very good. It looks flat from the picture.
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Yeah, I've decided to go with that samsung. Can't wait to use it, this 15" is a cramper on my gaming!
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