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flat panel or CRT

#1
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
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.
 

Sazar

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#6
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:
 

Sazar

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#8
Originally posted by spikemic
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:
a brain upgrade seems in order for this co-worker :)
 
#9
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.
 
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#11
Originally posted by spikemic

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: [/B]
what brand monitor was it?
 
#12
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.
 
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thezero

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#13
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!!!! :)
 

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