Best Gaming CRT (they still make these, right?)

Hi there,

I hate LCDs for gaming. The technology has certainly gotten better, but even the best among them are still nowhere close to as good as I'd like them to be. I know I'm pickier than most, but I can't stand even the slightest tinge of ghosting, and there's not a single LCD out there that can claim the same performance as a good CRT. I'll move to the skinny screens when OLED becomes affordable.

That said, I'm in the market for a new CRT and am wondering what my options are. Is NEC still making them? I'm looking to get a 19" or 21." I'd rather not buy used, as I'm hoping to get a few good years out of the tube before it starts fading.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. I'm afraid not

    NEC/Mitsubishi, Sony, and all the others who made high end CRTs are now investing in the digital displays
    if you want new and can actually find one, expect to pay a hefty premium
  2. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824002090

    Suggest you find another item with free shipping to make it cheaper for you... like this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832130014

    Pay the same and get crysis as well...
  3. I guess I have to eat back the words in my earlier post

    if you want a new high-end CRT and can actually find one, expect to pay a hefty premium

    mine can go up to 100hz at native 1600x1200 resolution, has monitor hood, has calibration with profiles, has super bright mode, has 2 video in ports with switch, has built-in powered USB hub (more of a convenience), and has custom drivers

    this is the minimum you should expect if you are going for a high end CRT
  4. I know you said you'd rather not buy used but $60 is a nice price for a 21".
    http://directron.com/used21.html

    I won't go to LCD for a while either.
    Especially when my G810 can hit a resolution of 2048 x 1536 on the desktop (great for Photoshop). It may be 10 years old, but it only cost $30 used.
  5. This is a good monitor and it's not a fortune to buy.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/327wf8
    With usb hub, but way more expansive.
    http://preview.tinyurl.com/35eoto
    Thing about a crt monitor is you'll often get about 8 to ten years out of it before it starts having trouble. Or it dies right away. The NEC has a 3 year warranty so keep you paperwork on it.
    Medical device makers still use crt monitors a lot but they get a huge markup.
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