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Old August 28, 2009, 09:16 AM
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Right now I'm using an "imago 15HXS" lmfao... 15" monitors blow.
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Ive got a Viewsonic P225f, 22in CRT. I run 1280*1024 @ 115Hz for most games (1024*768 @ 150Hz for a few) and desktop use, but it goes up to 2048*1536 @ 79Hz. Great monitor. Its a little dark but increasing the gamma to 1.5 makes it very nice. Definitely a better gaming experience than my 22in Dell LCD.
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hahaa... i still have viewsonic gs g220f... (sometime 1200x1024 @85hz and 1600x12000 @85hz)

but i have new dell 22" lcd still that which is still in the box... i still like ctr better... >_>;
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i use a CRT on my testing platform.
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I do. mine has dual inputs and is a 24". I love it.
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Old August 30, 2009, 09:57 AM
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Hi Five w/ the OP, we live near each other :)
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Old August 30, 2009, 10:29 AM
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I ran a CRT on my secondary machine up until recently when it migrated to another HWC user's house. I love the colour and clarity of a good CRT, but the new LCDs are so nice, and everyone loves desk space.
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Hey, I think I know that monitor!
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I have two CRT monitors I still use, one for servicing customers rigs and one at my country retreat for use with my 'books. The place is pretty isolated and prone to breakins so I can't leave anything of value. CRT monitors aren't worth stealing.

In fact it was being forced to carry a book that led me to switch to LCDs years ago. After using an LCD for half the week in the country and then using my CRTs in the city for half a week, I couldn't help but notice how much easier the LCDs were on the eyes and decided to make the switch on my main rig. CRTs hurt my eyes.

Unfortunately I was spoiled by my pair of 21" Trinitrons and wasn't prepared to move down to either a single display or a pair of 15" or even 17" LCDs which were the norm in those days. I patiently waited for the price of 19" LCDs to fall below $2000, then below $1500, and finally sprung when a pair of Samsungs became available at a Boxing Day sale for less than $800 each. The next day they were back up over a grand each.

About three years ago I made another change, relegating my old Samsungs to my number two system and getting a single Insignia 42" 1920x1080 LCD for my main system. That totally changed the dynamic of my computer use. The computer went from being an impediment to sociability to being the focus of the entire room and a conversation starter.

CRTs? Let's leave them in the second millenium like FDDs, HDDs, punchcards and dialup modems
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Yeah some LCD's have awesome color now
yeah, 24bit and all - but the ones that do have high input lag / response time - and most of them are not even calibrated well out of the box !

I was so happy to see this thread I thought I was the only one using CRT - usign a professional series CRT - it tops all the LCDs I've seen, even the new Dells and HPs, even the best panels, in terms of black levels, color accuracy, etc. The only advantage I have seen of LCD over CRT is uniformity in terms of sharpness - if you are comparing against average CRTs, you will like LCD better despite its problems - BUT comparing to a high-end most expensive CRT (at the time) no way, I have yet to see any LCD come even close to my CRT.

What worries me is once my CRTs die, there is absolutely no CRT monitors sold now, it's all crappy LCDs, even the very few ones with H-IPS or whatever claimed high quality panels, are still crap in terms of color accuracy and response rate.

Most people have adopted LCD because of size - over quality. I'm also wondering if even OLED will compete with CRT - maybe in terms of contrast, but for colors, LCDs and OLED have a bias in color - either towards green, blue, etc. If all you are dong is surfing the internet, reading web pages, maybe LCD will be better - but for graphics work that requires color accuracy (both chroma, gamma & brightness levels) you want to stick with a good CRT.

Also a big downside of LCD is the fixed native resolution - with CRT you do not have this problem and can switch resolution without loss in quality - with LCD anything outside the native res is interpolated and gives crappy results, especially for text, for games you lose crispness and sharpness of textures, it's crap.

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