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WildTangent
January 1st, 2006, 03:16 AM
As the title says, I got a new monitor. It's an IBM 21" flat CRT monitor, with DVI and VGA inputs. It was designed for professional graphics use, and cost around $800 US when it was new. I got it for the humble price of $145, refurbished.

Now, the question I want to bring up is, what do all of you prefer? LCD or CRT?

Myself...I prefer CRTs over LCDs and will continue to use them so long as I can still get them. LCDs to me just aren't the same. They're good enough for basic computer usage, but for graphics work and gaming, I just don't like them at all.

Drop your opinions :)

-Wild

Omnios
January 1st, 2006, 03:25 AM
I just snaged a Viewsonic A91f+ a few months back and its a .22 and must say it is sweet and will last for many years to come at which point Lcd may be more desirable. Got it on clearence for dirt cheap

xequence
January 1st, 2006, 03:28 AM
CRT = Cheaper, so its what I will get. And plus LCD isnt as good with different resolutions.

rfruth
January 1st, 2006, 03:30 AM
$ 145.00 for a "21 CRT, wow ! I really like my "17 LCD, its light weigh, uses little power (thus generates less heat) and is easy on the eyes, I use my LCD in 1024x768 mode, "17 CRT have to run a lower resolution (800x600) to easily see it (not a gamer here) :smile:

WildTangent
January 1st, 2006, 03:42 AM
I use 1600x1200 on this beast :)


I use my LCD in 1024x768 mode, "17 CRT have to run a lower resolution (800x600) to easily see it (not a gamer here)
Jeeze man...I used 1280x1024 on my old 17" monitor...800x600 is intolerable.

-Wild

somuchfortheafter
January 1st, 2006, 03:44 AM
i use crt as long as the screen is flat i cant stand the bubble, anyway i always use max resolution so i use 1440x1050 on the laptop (14.1") and 1280 x 1024 on the 17" desktop monitor.

jdong
January 1st, 2006, 03:55 AM
I have two 17" LCD's in my house, both running 1280x1024 resolution (native), and I gotta say, once you use LCD screens, you really can't go back to the computer lab's crappy CRT's and stand them anymore. The sharpness simply doesn't come close to LCD's.

Surely, there's some great CRT's out there, but they're extremely hard to find and go blurry much faster than LCD backlights burn out.

MetalMusicAddict
January 1st, 2006, 04:01 AM
I cant wait 'till 2 weeks when I get my 24" widescreen Dell. :)

http://www.cpluse.com/cn/UserImages/upload/2005/02/27/174742421Dell_2405FPW_front.jpg

briancurtin
January 1st, 2006, 06:08 AM
LCD

i loved my job last summer having dual 21" LCDs...as an intern haha
my dad, who works at the same place and has for 11 years, has a single 21" CRT

fuscia
January 1st, 2006, 07:00 AM
i went to the apple store a while ago (no thank you) and the display i liked the best was the emac.

ninotob
January 1st, 2006, 07:32 AM
Caveats: I'm not a gamer. I'm not a graphic artist. I don't edit video for a living.

I have 3 CRTs left, one at my office, and two stored away. I much prefer the flicker free LCD screens (I have very light sensitive eyes). But mostly, I'm tired of lugging them around -- plus, with an LCD you don't need two desks to have a bit of space to do other things.

You'll need an engine block lift to position that 21" monster on your (hopefully steel reinforced / carbon nano-tube) desk. ;-)

WildTangent
January 1st, 2006, 07:40 AM
You'll need an engine block lift to position that 21" monster on your (hopefully steel reinforced / carbon nano-tube) desk. ;-)
Handled it quite well myself thankyou very much :D However...I am concerned about how much it makes my solid wood desk bend in the middle where it is...I'll be addressing that issue soon.

My back hurts...

-Wild

ninotob
January 1st, 2006, 07:50 AM
For future reference:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/back-pain/LB00004_D&slide=1

Or perhaps this:

http://news.thomasnet.com/images/medium/2005/04/462737.jpg

;)

WildTangent
January 1st, 2006, 08:58 AM
I know how I should have lifted it...but the nature of my desk is such that it wouldn't be possible to do so properly :P

Found the page for my monitor. Now I know my horizontal and vertical refresh frequencies :D

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4YTJQJ

-Wild