Monitor time ...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Fionavar, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. Fionavar

    Fionavar An Isle Geckling

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    Well my 21" CRT is giving up the ghost ... it's crackling and the image is popping, so I need to replace it [​IMG] So I'm not sure what to do ... stick with CRT, go to LCD ... input, experience and suggestions would be great please!
     
  2. Lee

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    LCD, look around for a real bargain, I can't find the website nomore, but my NATCOMP a German screen has worked brilliant for nearly 5 years now. It runs on plug n play windows drivers also.
     
  3. Fionavar

    Fionavar An Isle Geckling

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    Do you game with it Lee? That is one of my concerns and I am not sure where LCDs are in that regard ... I know they have made strides, but going from a 21" CRT to a LCD makes me wonder if I am setting myself up for disappointment?
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    LCD would be my preference. You can game on them fine, and with most modern panels having <16ms response, you certainly won't notice any ghosting or unwelcome effects when viewing high frame rates.
     
  5. Lee

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    Only flash games which are here.
     
  6. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    CRT monitors still hold the advantage in regards to color purity and quality.
     
  7. Fionavar

    Fionavar An Isle Geckling

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    I was hoping that when my 21" finally went LCDs would be at a quality point where they could replace a CRT ... seems like that point has not yet arrived. THG was saying that 12/8 ms LCDs should be out by 2005 1Q ... I doubt I can wait that long ...
     
  8. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    Not only the quality but for a 21" LCD you could probably buy a couple 21" CRTs :D
     
  9. Fionavar

    Fionavar An Isle Geckling

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    Well my CRT did die and now I guess the real fun begins ... there are a few decent LCDs, and I like the eye strain and less power consumption of the LCDs ... I hate feeling torn ...