sam jay said:
Thanks for the info. I got it. It's pretty nice. Colors are stunning. I've mostly used LCD refresh rates like 60hz, so 100hz looked incredibly fluid to me.
Refresh rates don't quite work the same way with CRTs and LCDs. LCDs don't have a "scan line" drawing a picture on the screen, the whole image is drawn at once. So the refresh rate on a CRT which is how fast the scan line goes across the same part of the screen does not apply to LCDs. The fluid part you are seeing would be the fact that CRTs don't have a lag when the LCDs need to change colors (the ms speed setting you see in LCDs), so it looks like the screen is running smoother.
CRTs do have some advantages, but the fact that they take up so much more room and more power offsets that.