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Old 06-01-2005, 11:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 19" CRT Monitor - Envision EFT-920 -- Good brand? Monitor?

I'm in the market for a 19" inch CRT and this one is very well priced at $143 on newegg. It also has 7 five star reviews. Monitors recieving similar reviews average at least $50 more. I'm not sure how vital specs on a CRT monitor are nowadays, considering my old 19" gateway CRT from like 5 years ago looks plenty acceptable to my eyes. Maybe this one will be more likely to break? I'm kind of leaning towards a more expensive one unless someone can back up this one.

Also, what significance does dot pitch have? I noticed it is somewhat low on this model. Thanks!
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are serious about gaming, this is what you need:
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10121
If you can't afford that, try to stick to brands like VIewSonic or Samsung. Here is a good monitor that is more reasonably priced:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116201
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Old 06-01-2005, 11:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have the NEC MultiSync FE991SB and it's a sweet monitor, up to 1792x1344@65hz not sure on dot pitch
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i have the NEC MultiSync FE991SB and it's a sweet monitor, up to 1792x1344@65hz not sure on dot pitch
I have this exact monitor. 19" CRT FE991SB. It's the best monitor I have ever owned I think. The picture looks a lot more crisp than my Dell lcd monitor. And I like the high resolution. I generally crank it up to 1600 X 1200. It's pretty big and heavy, which does not happen to be a big deal for me. There are two grille lines running across the screen. I notice them maybe once every 2 weeks or so, not really a big deal, just telling you wassup.
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Alright, now my eyebrow is really raising. Apparently a lower number for dot pitch is better, and the cheap model claims a significantly lower number than the more expensive ones.

Dot pitch:
"The (center to center) spacing between phosphor dots or stripes of the same color on a TV screen. The smaller the better for picture sharpness, 0.28 mm is considered the minimum acceptable for a good computer display..."

Time to look for some in depth reviews.
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I have a nec 21 inch moniter on my wife's computer. it looks way better than my 17in lcd and my 17 in dell crt
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Looks like I'll be going with the Envision. Turns out it claims a .25mm pitch... I could've sworn I saw .20mm somewhere. I found it at a couple sites and it had decent reviews.

Old lcd's weren't very white. Going from working on my new laptop with superbright screen to my friends couple year old 17" lcd I noticed that his white was more of a cream color... this being on a monitor that I had used countless other times and never noticed it.

On a somewhat different note, it's kind of like when I leave work after being under the lights at work (home depot) and my stock headlights on my car appear to me to be those damn blue-ish super bright bulbs...its wierd.
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Having the dot pitch to low actually makes the picture look worse, not better. A good dot pitch would be .25mm-.23mm.
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