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Old 12-01-2005, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I have a 17" LCD monitor right now, its Analog (RGB) and the max. resolution is your typical 1280x1024. I want to be able to run games in higher res.. I have been thinking like WoW in 1600x1200 and Halflife2 in high res. also. Don't really know too much about them in terms of which ones are better for games and what not. So, maybe you guys could reccommend a CRT or LCD? I'm thinking roughly 19" in CRT or LCD, but on newegg I didn't see many flat screen CRT or LCDs that did the max res. I want. Thanks guys!
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Old 12-01-2005, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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LCD
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Pros: Better color, less eye strain, much less space
Cons: Best image quality in only its native resolution

CRT
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Pros: Looks good at any resolution, specifically for gaming wheras most people play at 1024x768 or 1600x1200, both resolutions LCDs don't do well.
Cons: Space hog, radiating, eye strain, more dull colors
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My dimensions are 15" Deep (can be adjusted a few inches) 22" Wide and 19" High. I was thinking CRT because the higher resolutions.
I mean, 1600x1200 (CRT) will look better than 1280x1024(LCD) wont it?
And in terms of eye strain, i play for long, long hours. Am I going to really be effected by the eye strain? I thought that was only on curved CRTs vs. flat CRTs.
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I forgot about my other question. And that is RGB vs. DVI? If I get an LCD with DVI will that look better than 1600x1200(CRT - RGB) versus 1280x1024 (LCD - DVI)?. Do they make CRTs with DVI?
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I'll buy your old monitor when you get a new one
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Sounds like a plan. It's a Dell 17" Analog (RGB). My s/n on AIM is theoretical tree. Hit me up we'll talk if your serious.
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Ive been doing some research and so far CRTs have been appearing blurry at high resolutions. Anything past 1280. Anyone play games at 1600x1200 coudl reccommend their monitor?
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I really am not too terribly convinced that those high resolutions are necessary when gaming. I haven't found ANY problems with 1024 x 768 resolution. I don't know know, I guess it's a personal preference thing.

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