Ok preliminary results are in though I have to point out that its not an entirely fair comparison for several reasons:
The CRT is old and is infact going blury which is why its being replaced.
The CRT was top of the range when bought but the LCD is minimum gaming spec.
anyway heres some pics of the two monitors together, I think its quite easy to see the advantage of the LCD monitor here though I do have plenty of desk space.
Also you'll notice that the 19"LCD has a full viewable 19" screen where as the 19" CRT has only 18" viewable.
I have to say desk space, weight, and power consumption the LCD wins hands down. However the LCD is not without its faults...
Dead pixels: Dead pixels happen, and I have a dead sub pixel
, with most warrenties these days you just have to put up with less than about 5 dead sub pixels.
Native resolution: the image looks majorly crap in anything other then the native resolution, I have some comparison pics here and maybe you can see the difference.
THis is mostly only important because my native resolution is 1280x1024 which is quite demanding for my Graphics card in computer games.
Ghosting: OK so I have tested CS source and found the 8ms response to be prefectly playable on this monitor *but* although the ghosting is minimal to the human eye, it is there as you can see in the pic below. i'm not sure if this pic is really fair as there are other factors to concider like camera shutter speed and graphics card frame rate.
Ok well in conclusion the FP91G+ LCD I have here is a great monitor for the price and I will be buying another one! however I have to say that a good quality CRT which you can get for less will give you much better colours, dot pitch, and a nice sharp image in a range of resolutions AND you will never get a dead pixel
For amatuer gaming an 8ms LCD (this one anyway) is perfectly fine, infact if you didn't know that LCDs ghosted you probably wouldn't notice.