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Comparison: Twelve 19" CRT Monitors


The PR960F by CTX is based on an FD Trinitron tube. The 18" display surface has an ARAG coating to reduce reflection and glare. The flat screen has a constant pitch of 0.24 mm. Its square and rather functional appearance makes it look fairly professional. As for its electronics, it has a bandwidth of 232 MHz and a refresh rate of 110 kHz. CTX claims a maximum resolution of 1800x1440 at 72 Hz. In practice, it is actually a bit more, because we reached 1920x1440 at 74 Hz, which is not bad. The PR960F not only has a 15-pin VGA plug but BNC (RGBHV) inputs as well. It also has a 2-port USB hub. Final point, the PR960F holds the record for weight in this test at no less than 31 kg.

High-quality standard geometry is what you expect of a monitor in this class. In the standard 800x600 to 1600x1200 resolutions, no obvious deformation was detectible. The OSD is fairly conventional, with the essential geometry options, positioning and size. There are some more options for moiré and convergence. It's a pity there is no adjustment of purity by zone and especially of image regularity over the entire surface, which can sometimes be decisive for a perfect image. The general quality is more than good. The PR960F is highly readable and its display is precise. This is particularly noticeable in text displayed with a very small font. There is no special moiré effect, and brightness is the same as on most Trinitron monitors. Colors are well rendered, even though they don't reach the same level as the ViewSonic P95f.

  • 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. :(