flat panel or CRT

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by canadian_divx, Apr 5, 2003.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    what is better for gaming, and pirce is not an issue at the moment,

    a 21" CRT or a 21" LCD ??

    i ahve herd thing that there is something almost like gosteing on lec screens and that thye are not as good for refresh rates and stuff. is this true or what, what one is better
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    AFAIK, CRTs are better for gaming, simply because of higher refresh rates and no screen-tearing. Newer LCDs are pretty good too, but again, CRT's are still have the crown for gaming.

    LCDs are significantly easier on the eyes, though. So you might consider those if you spend a large amount of time in front of the screen.
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    ok thanks for the info
     
  4. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    No probs... you should wait for some more opinions tho :)
     
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    k well i need some sleep so i will check in the morning to see what devloped of this
     
  6. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    crt's IMO..

    when you starting going BIG... price does become a factor :)

    18 odd inch tft's are not cheap...

    also a good crt has nice refresh rates/dot pitch/resolution advantage... over tft... unless you get a really good tft... which costs some money again..
     
  7. for gaming id go with a CRT, they can keep up with the fast movement and 3d better. you don't want to miss someone flying up on you cause of a refresh rate.......lol

    anyway. also you can get a bigger CRT for the same or less money.

    have a coworker that just did that, went out and got a big LCD to do his stuff and now asked why its seems jumpy sometimes.....:huh:
     
  8. Sazar

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    a brain upgrade seems in order for this co-worker :)
     
  9. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    New (good) TFT:s are fast enough for gaming and movies. I can't see any dragging or strange effects anyway...

    TFT:
    - Completely stable picture, easy on the eyes.
    - Bright and vivid colours
    - No messing about with refresh rates to keep headaches at bay
    - Very small footprint

    CRT:
    - Much higher resolutions
    - Better viewing angle independance
    - Cheaper

    This goes for the quality screens of course. The decision depends on your priorities IMO.
     
  10. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    thanks for all the feedback people
     
  11. [CpK]Bastid

    [CpK]Bastid Guest

    what brand monitor was it?
     
  12. Zedric

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    Oh, I forgot. TFT is also acctually "bigger per inch". TFT counts viewable area, whereas CRT is counted on the entire tube (which is bigger than the viewable area).

    That's why a 15" TFT is said to be "as big as" a 17" CRT.
     
  13. thezero

    thezero Guest

    Get yourself the TFT man they're so cool and take up no space on your desk, much lighter and easier to transport. Actually if money really isn't an issue, get both!!!! :)