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Old 07-31-2007, 01:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are all CRT's the same?? As in refresh rate, good for gaming, etc? All I remember about CRT's is the dot pitch... smaller the better. What is a good refresh rate for a CRT? And what is considered bad?


I have an extra CRT sitting at home, but I would like to take advantage of my DVI's on my x1950xt. So I'm not sure if I should buy a Samsung LCD right away. Seems like the LCD prices are dropping a bit...
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Seriously don't go CRT, remember that a monitor is a LONG term investment unlike other computer hardware parts. Buy a nice 22 inch like me, I sure don't regret it not to mention wide screen gives u an advantage in many FPS games
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Seriously don't go CRT, remember that a monitor is a LONG term investment unlike other computer hardware parts. Buy a nice 22 inch like me, I sure don't regret it not to mention wide screen gives u an advantage in many FPS games
If it's a like-new CRT it will last a long time. CRTs tend to last longer than LCDs assuming they were both made around the same time and aren't abused.
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theres nothing wrong with CRTs i just dont like how huge they are, takes up too much room
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I'm not going to buy a CRT. I just have one laying around the house, just wanted to know what is a bad refresh rate for a CRT.
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If it's a like-new CRT it will last a long time. CRTs tend to last longer than LCDs assuming they were both made around the same time and aren't abused.
you make it sound like the LCDs will only last 4 years, Ive seen them last 10+ years and honestly never seen one that died out, just got a lot of dead/stuck pixels
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generally CRT's do have a longer lifespan than LCD's...ie..dead/stuck pixels...they are better for gaming since some do have higher refresh rates, not that we humans can notice...but im happy with my 60hz lcd
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I wouldn't count on a noticeable difference between DVI and VGA, yes DVI is better but not easy to notice.
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^where did that come from
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LMAO!! so does anyone know what is a good/bad refresh rate for a CRT monitor?
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