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Comparison: Twelve 19" CRT Monitors

Test Configuration And Methodology

Test System
CPUIntel Celeron 800 MHz
RAM256 MB PC100
Hard driveWestern Digital 40 GB
CD RomTeac CD540E and Pioneer A105S
Graphic cardATI Radeon 7500
OSWindows XP Professional

The test procedure was as follows:

NTest software used for:

  • Monitor calibration
  • Geometry evaluation
  • Moire evaluation
  • Convergence evaluation
  • Image stability
  • Readability evaluation
  • Color purity evaluation
  • Brightness and contrast evaluation

Other tests:

  • Display of images and color charts (reds, greens, blues and grays) to evaluate quality of color rendering and range.
  • Extra adjustments to display a maximum number of shades. A further evaluation of color ranges displayed.
  • DVD Video playback (Brotherhood of the Wolf and Saving Private Ryan) and game playing (Quake III and Aquanox) to test quality in an entertainment environment.
  • Test and examination of options provided by the OSD.

NTest was used in several resolutions (1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200) at 85 Hz to see how the monitors reacted to changes, and to make sure and not give undue advantage to electronics optimized for a specific resolution.

  • lolsir
    Hi!! I am from 2010 and i want to tell you guys that you guys had some really nice boring review back in the days without any graphs...
  • I just took a Hitachi CM721F into daily use alongside Hitachi CM771, the shadow mask CRT does offer good color rendition without visible support wires of Trinitron-type solution.

  • badugi
    Im willing to buy this monitor, anyone selling one? will pay.
  • CHISEL_954
    iiyama Vision Master Pro 514 22" CRT .24 Bought back in 2004 (wow time flys) and still looking at it as i type. What a excellent monitor (still). I think around $500 bucks in 04. I had a different iiyama model 5 years before that. So the crt's where made of great quality that lasted--but i don't think the lcd that they make are near the quality of the past. :(