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21" Philips or 19" Sony

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
March 1, 2003 9:35:08 PM

Hi, can someone tell me whats the better choice between Philips 21" 201B CRT and Sony 19" CDP-G420 FD-Trinitron.


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March 2, 2003 1:07:31 AM

From experience... Neither.

Look in to NEC, KDS and Viewsonic... avoid the "shadow mask" picture tubes (Trinitron, Diamontron) and you'll be a whole lot happier.

<b>(</b>It ain't better if it don't work.<b>)</b>
April 14, 2003 7:53:45 AM

Trinitron and Diamondtron are Apature grill Tubes not shadow mask tubes.

'It's only when you look at an ant through a magnifying glass on a sunny day that you realise how often they burst into flames'
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April 14, 2003 5:35:37 PM

Why should you avoid shadow mask?

Jim Witkowski
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April 14, 2003 9:25:58 PM

I did it again didn't I? :smile:

I meant the "aperture grill" ones... with those two super annoying lines on them. I got the brand names right, at least.

--->It ain't better if it don't work<---
April 14, 2003 9:26:59 PM

Yeah I know...

For some reason I've been doing this a lot lately.

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April 15, 2003 4:48:10 AM

those two lines don't bother me i havn't even noticed them for the last month or so!!!!!

the only thing is if you get the Philips (i have a philips 109P flatscreen crt) make damn sure that it has been adjusted professionally to your resolution and refresh rates.

coz mine had a convergence problem, which was basicly fixed by 3 phonecalls, a replacement monitor and a professional adjustment.

ha ha ha but philips payed for all of that!!
becasue i had a 3 year warentee.

i would just say to check it out before getting a box shiped to your door!!

but since the adjustments i have been very happy with it running at 1600x1200 @ 85Hz