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Old 09-23-2004, 07:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, I've basically narrrows a search down to two monitors:

CRT:
http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.proc...afeed.LGE+900B

LCD:
http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/def...spx?EDC=627156

Im worried about refresh rates. Ive used the LG StudioWorks 995e a bunch, and the CRT above is the next version up for that.
But it would be great to save some space. Also, the LCD has a 700:1 contrast ratio. AND the LCD has the Digital hookup to my card, which would be great.

I ONLY want to buy the LCD if im SURE it will be fine compared to the CRT.

Mostly will be used for faster games. Any suggestions?

O yeah if it matters, the card is: nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card 128mb
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CRT, no doubt
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Really? Even with only a Analog hookup? Digital would be nice...
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yes, CRT has higher resolutions, better colors, higher refresh rates, better response time

a CRT is what u need for gaming
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nowadays there are also good lcds for gaming. would be best if you could try out several ones before making any decissions.

you might wanna check this out:
http://graphics.tomshardware.com/dis...709/index.html
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CRT, no doubt
DITTO! For gaming DITTO!

however, if you are into the LAN scene then LCD's are way easier to carry...

other things to consider: expense and warranty. most crt's will cost 1/2 to 1/3 of LCD's, and the warranties are 2 to 3 times longer.
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wow. I thought lcds were better. Glad I got a CRT for christmas!
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If you are into gaming, then stick with CRT.
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I gamed about a year with a laptop with 14" lcd and it worked just fine. colors were nice and deep and there was never any tailing. the picture was clear and sharp, no need for adjusting the image. it's also nice that lcds don't flicker. only thing that i didnt like was the scaling to other than the standard resolution. texts look a bit funny, but this tells that the scaling feature wasn't good with this monitor.

Im currently using a 19" LG CRT, but when it dies out (hopefully not in many years), i'll have to concider about gettin a lcd. they're gettin better and better all the time. and cheaper.
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I gamed about a year with a laptop with 14" lcd and it worked just fine. colors were nice and deep and there was never any tailing. the picture was clear and sharp, no need for adjusting the image. it's also nice that lcds don't flicker. only thing that i didnt like was the scaling to other than the standard resolution. texts look a bit funny, but this tells that the scaling feature wasn't good with this monitor.

Im currently using a 19" LG CRT, but when it dies out (hopefully not in many years), i'll have to concider about gettin a lcd. they're gettin better and better all the time. and cheaper.
why did u get a CRT?¿
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