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June 6, 2003 7:42:54 PM

It seems everyone is so fascinated with going LCD... I keep reading about problems with ghosting, bad pixels, poor contrast, blurry image at non-native resolutions, etc.

Other than smaller size, what does LCD offer?

Thanks.

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June 6, 2003 8:18:35 PM

have you ever tried to hold a 19 inch CRT in your arms?
how about fit a 19 inch CRT with box in a Corolla or maybe
Neon? And how about try to place a 19 inch CRT on the desk
that provided in the dorm room for you to so call "study"?

so why not LCD?



SIZE DOES MATTER


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June 6, 2003 8:55:09 PM

>have you ever tried to hold a 19 inch CRT in your arms?

yea, it's heavy, but it's not like i can't handle it. i am not a big guy either at 5'7" 150lbs

>how about fit a 19 inch CRT with box in a Corolla or maybe
Neon?

never tried it with a box, but my 17" fits just fine in the front or back seats of my ford escort zx2..i even strap it in with a seatbelt

>And how about try to place a 19 inch CRT on the desk
that provided in the dorm room for you to so call "study"?

my 17" worked just fine during my 2 years of dorm life...and it seems a lot of people here are buying LCD's for home use. also consider that i am a gamer and was very picky about setup/placement. a simple computer desk below my loft/bed worked great

>so why not LCD?

for the reasons I originally stated


Is there anything else besides size that LCD's offer? In other words, if size is not an issue, why else go LCD?


Also, I can't imagine that the majority of us here don't have the room for a CRT in our homes. Especially after considering we have been using them for years.
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June 6, 2003 8:59:35 PM

If you have space issues, you are weak and can't carry heavy items, or have a small car( if you unpack a CRT, it will fit in a small car}, then LCDs are better. Otherwise I would rather have a CRT. When LCDs are equal with CRTs in performance, price and high res graphics, then I will get a LCD. I have a big desk! Check out this article, an inferior product might take over the monitor business. I maybe forced to buy a LCD in the near future. Sony is even stopping productions on 17" and 19" monitors and tubes.<A HREF="http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,985158,00.as..." target="_new">http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,3973,985158,00.as...;/A>

Advantages for LCD, smaller, less heat and less power use.


the Prisoner

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June 6, 2003 9:11:10 PM

Thanks for the article link. It helps to support my opinion that CRT's are still superior for the vast majority of our uses.
June 6, 2003 9:22:11 PM

No problem, a little education is good for people. Some people try to justify a purchase and say this product is the best! Don't get me wrong LCD fanboys, I would love to have a LCD to play games and watch movies if they would meet the price/preformance/visual qualities of a CRT.

Now if you are just doing word processing, surfing the web and playing Minesweeper, then a LCD is fine. Also, once out of the box I fit a 21" monitor in a small car, then of course their is delivery.

the Prisoner

I'm not a number, I'm a free man! :mad: 
June 7, 2003 4:17:01 AM

Other thing about transporting monitors is lcd's seem to be more fragile- it has been more than one occasion that I have punched the front of my monitor and it has been fine (try that with an lcd :tongue: ). There have been also concerns w/ radiation caused by crts vs. lcds- all myths in the damage they do, and of course the age old question of which is better for the eyes. I used to think lcd was better- even tried 2 different ones- but soon found this to be wrong IN MY CASE (it varies for people). 17" FE791SB @ 116Hz, 1024x768 causes little to no eyestrain, even when I sit in front of it for the entire day programming or doing other things. Perhaps I'll get a 20"+ LCD in the future, but as members already stated, iff it matches or excels crt in image quality. There are some new techs from nec/mitsubishi that I am hopeful will come to the market, but we never know.

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