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October 7, 2013 10:17:49 PM

i was confused between LCD and CRT, but the issue with LCD is that when you move left or right the screen turns black, you have to sit straight

so what is the best resolution for an 20 inch CRT monitor, can i get to 1920×1080p 16:9 ?, i dunno much about screens, and i want a good CRT monitor for gaming, so i hope you guys to help meeeee

intel core i3-3220, graphic card SAPHIRRE HD 7850

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October 7, 2013 11:48:36 PM

Just give up on the CRT thing. They just aren't worth it.

Now with LED monitors you can be a little left or right w/o visual issues. There are IPS flatscreen monitors also that do amazing to be able to look from the side as well. Its not like it was years ago when just a tiny bit left or right and you were screwed.

I just bought an LG 27" IPS monitor today actually and can look at fairly big angles w/o having color distortions. Cost me $268 at Fry's but if I would have wanted to deal with shipping wait times could have saved $19 at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'll never go back to an old CRT, even a flat tube CRT. Just way to bulky, to high of energy use, and just to spendy.
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October 7, 2013 11:50:13 PM

CRT display 4:3 and the max will probably be 1280 x 1024
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October 8, 2013 12:23:28 PM

Christopher MacQueen said:
Just give up on the CRT thing. They just aren't worth it.

Now with LED monitors you can be a little left or right w/o visual issues. There are IPS flatscreen monitors also that do amazing to be able to look from the side as well. Its not like it was years ago when just a tiny bit left or right and you were screwed.

I just bought an LG 27" IPS monitor today actually and can look at fairly big angles w/o having color distortions. Cost me $268 at Fry's but if I would have wanted to deal with shipping wait times could have saved $19 at Newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'll never go back to an old CRT, even a flat tube CRT. Just way to bulky, to high of energy use, and just to spendy.


thank you, the issue is that these kind of monitors are too expensive here compared to west, an LED monitor 27 inch cost you 268$ , in Egypt it will cost me around 2000 E.G, but i'll see and look for LED 19 inch, i want to know can i have a 1900X1080p in a 19 inch LED monitor?
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October 8, 2013 12:25:01 PM

Emerald said:
CRT display 4:3 and the max will probably be 1280 x 1024


what about CRT 16:9, 19 or 20 inch monitor, what will be its resolution?, because i want something over 1600x1200
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October 8, 2013 3:22:57 PM

Resolutions for CRT's, depends on what kind u buy.

SVGA = 800x600
XGA = 1024x768
SXGA = 1280x1024
UXGA = 1600x1200

But your not going to get wide screen which means many things these days aren't going to fit properly to your monitor size. Most CRTs you'll find will likely cap at 1280x1024 which is subpar for a lot of things like video or games.

I know the issues with getting a solid monitor overseas. I live where you can't get solid stuff also (Philippines) but took my chance during a business trip in the states to pick up some solid stuff.

I'd still suggest a 19" LED or LCD flatpanel widescreen at the very least. Should be able to pick one up cheaper then a CRT probably. Plus getting CRTs fixed is a pain in the butt but not so hard for LED/LCD
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October 8, 2013 3:29:29 PM

I don't know how your country deals with imports, might not be possible if theres high taxes, but you might try importing a Korean monitor, Qnix or X-Star. They are PLS displays so don't colour shift when moving around, 2560x1440 and 99% chance of overclocking to 96Hz, only $300 or there abouts.
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October 8, 2013 4:00:12 PM

Christopher MacQueen said:
Resolutions for CRT's, depends on what kind u buy.

SVGA = 800x600
XGA = 1024x768
SXGA = 1280x1024
UXGA = 1600x1200

But your not going to get wide screen which means many things these days aren't going to fit properly to your monitor size. Most CRTs you'll find will likely cap at 1280x1024 which is subpar for a lot of things like video or games.

I know the issues with getting a solid monitor overseas. I live where you can't get solid stuff also (Philippines) but took my chance during a business trip in the states to pick up some solid stuff.

I'd still suggest a 19" LED or LCD flatpanel widescreen at the very least. Should be able to pick one up cheaper then a CRT probably. Plus getting CRTs fixed is a pain in the butt but not so hard for LED/LCD


thank you for your help..one last question please, how would i know that the LED or LCD i'm gonna buy is not (TN) panel, but (IPS,VA) panel..should i have to try it at the store first from diffrent angles? or it's written on it?
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October 8, 2013 5:42:33 PM

If its IPS it should say clearly in the name. But an IPS you can move to the side and see very clearly still. Last resort get the brand name and model number and research online before you buy.

I looked around through a few Egypt online computer shops and didn't see any selling IPS monitors but most lacking details. You could try looking yourself with more time involved. However some that aren't IPS you can still do well at an angle but not a huge angle. I'd ask do you really have to be able to see at far angles?

Another option is while I don't know Egypt's customs but if have a friend coming back from a country where you can purchase easier having them bring one back. Pack well in a solid suitcase and should be alright. I'd probably try and skip the box though. I'd really advice these days away from a CRT. They were great back in the day but now just don't cut it for todays gaming.

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October 8, 2013 7:42:39 PM

Christopher MacQueen said:
If its IPS it should say clearly in the name. But an IPS you can move to the side and see very clearly still. Last resort get the brand name and model number and research online before you buy.

I looked around through a few Egypt online computer shops and didn't see any selling IPS monitors but most lacking details. You could try looking yourself with more time involved. However some that aren't IPS you can still do well at an angle but not a huge angle. I'd ask do you really have to be able to see at far angles?

Another option is while I don't know Egypt's customs but if have a friend coming back from a country where you can purchase easier having them bring one back. Pack well in a solid suitcase and should be alright. I'd probably try and skip the box though. I'd really advice these days away from a CRT. They were great back in the day but now just don't cut it for todays gaming.


i had an LCD monitor about 4 years ago, and when just a tiny bit left or right i see fade, so if there some that aren't IPS but i can still do well at angles it would be good..but how would i know these some that not having a really bad angels? is all the LED turns to be like that these days?
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October 8, 2013 7:49:30 PM

On my non-IPS monitor, I have to look at it almost completely from the side before it fades out.
On the top there is less viewing angle but still quite a bit. Must have been a crappy monitor you were trying.
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October 9, 2013 6:12:36 AM

You would have to see the monitor itself turned on likely to know if you can't look at specs. IPS Monitors will always say in the name that its an IPS with the model number. Generally such like IPS would even be printed on the front of the monitor down by the maker logo also.

But their are a number of non IPS LED monitors out their with 90* viewing that do well. Just need to do your research on each model type if you can't try.

Likely your LCD 4 years ago was an older model then that when u bought it and technology has come a long way on LCD and LEDs.
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October 9, 2013 3:35:09 PM

Christopher MacQueen said:
You would have to see the monitor itself turned on likely to know if you can't look at specs. IPS Monitors will always say in the name that its an IPS with the model number. Generally such like IPS would even be printed on the front of the monitor down by the maker logo also.

But their are a number of non IPS LED monitors out their with 90* viewing that do well. Just need to do your research on each model type if you can't try.

Likely your LCD 4 years ago was an older model then that when u bought it and technology has come a long way on LCD and LEDs.

thank you very much for your help, and i will try to do some researches and see
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April 3, 2014 12:05:29 PM

whiteknights said:
i was confused between LCD and CRT, but the issue with LCD is that when you move left or right the screen turns black, you have to sit straight

so what is the best resolution for an 20 inch CRT monitor, can i get to 1920×1080p 16:9 ?, i dunno much about screens, and i want a good CRT monitor for gaming, so i hope you guys to help meeeee

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