What computer monitor are you using, LCD or “tube” desktop and why?

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  1. sweater

    sweater Registered Member

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    I have a friend in Colorado, and she says that an LCD desktop monitor will easily get broke and malfunctions and not as good and durable compared to the “tube” desktop. What’s yours, and what’s your personal experience w/ LCD monitors? :rolleyes:
     
  2. rdsu

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    As I use a Notebook, my screen is a LCD...

    My LCD is nice, but isn't so good like the CRT screen's...
    Some new Notebook's use a new LCD that have the screen like glass and the image is much better, but the reflex is very high...
     
  3. WSFuser

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    one of my computers has an LCD, and the other a CRT. CRTs generally are better for gaming (tho that has changed quite a bit) and they have wider viewing angles. my CRT has been very good and has yet to malfunction but I am planning to replace it with a 19" LCD to save desk space and get a bigger size screen. as for my LCD i cant rele comment as it is less than a year old and i dont use it for dvds or games since i lack the hardware for such activities.
     
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    All I have are CRTs - I use a 19 inch Sampo on my main machine as that was the only manufacturer I could find (at the time anyway) with a lifetime warranty on the tube. I think LCDs etc are overpriced and not yet advanced enough to match CRT performance for anywhere near the price.
     
  5. snowbound

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    Re: What computer monitor are you using, LCD or “tube” desktop and why?

    21 inch Sony Trinitron CRT here.

    As Detox said LCD's are still overpriced so i'll be waiting a while yet for that. ;) :D


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  6. abhi_mittal

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    I use a notebook, so LCD..its beautiful!
     
  7. Ailric

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    Re: What computer monitor are you using, LCD or “tube” desktop and why?

    I got my first LCD monitor on friday. It's a 17 inch HP pavillion f1703. I love it. My resolution is set to 1280x1024 which works great. My 17 inch CRT was set to 1024x768 and I could only comfortably go up to 1152x864 before things got too small.
    With my LCD I get more desktop space... on my desk and on my computer desktop.
     
  8. ronjor

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    Nineteen inch crt. Dead pixels bother me on LCD screens. (Have they improved?)
     
  9. rawr

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    I've had my 17" flat panel/LCD monitor for 3 years now. No problems, image quality is still like the day I bought it. :D
     
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    i have used different LCD monitors and don't really care for them. My KDS XFlat CRT monitor has a much much better picture and a lot better color. They just don't have the LCD's perfected yet, Even useing microsoft trutype the LCD's aren't as good as reproducing a picture or fonts.
     
  11. doug6949

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    My 19" tube died last month (after five years). I looked at LCD's in the hope of saving space and electricity. Cheap LCD monitors irritate my eyes when doing CAD work. Expensive LCD's are fine except they are expensive. I bought another CRT.
     
  12. BlueZannetti

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    I just converted the 4 family desktops systems to 19" Viewsonic VP191b lcd's. Overall, I think they're great - amazing speed and color for an lcd - features needed for my gaming/DVDing kids and they have absolutely no complaints.

    In shopping around, I was amazed at how poorly most stores set-up their lcd's - the majority (yes, majority!!) were either not run at native resolution or run as a bank of monitors and image quality suffered from it. I ended up relying on on-line reviews/forum comments to make a preliminary decision, bought one on-line (no local suppliers) to test in the flesh, then ordered the remaining 3 after a week of testing.

    The added space was the driver for me.

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    Wanna buy me one? :D
     
  14. Hipgnosis

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    Switched to LCD about three months ago and have no regrets. I went from a Samtron 19" "tube" to ImageQuest 19" L90D+ LCD and love it. I use my PC for gaming, photo editing, documents, spreadsheets, etc and have no complaints about image quality.
     
  15. WSFuser

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    thats the lcd i plan on getting. how is it? good for games? what about movies?
     
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    I love it. In regards to gaming I have played Doom3, FarCry, Pacific Fighters, Battlefield 2, Falcon 4:Allied Force on it and have experienced no ghosting, delays, etc.

    I have not used it for movies so I can't comment on that. However a review I read (I believe it was either Anandtech or Tom's Hardware) said it wasn't recommended for movies.

    A couple guys I work with bought the same monitor based on my recommendation and both have since told me they were extremely pleased and had no regrets.


    "DISCLAIMER: My experiences, and the experiences of my co-workers with this monitor are not meant to infer that everyone will have the same level of satisfaction. They are simply our own personal experiences and should not be used as the sole determining factor for making a purchase" :D
     
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    I have a Dell 17 LCD and I like it, but it's not as bright as the CRT, but have good resolution. :D
     
  18. Triple Helix

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    Re: What computer monitor are you using, LCD or “tube” desktop and why?

    19" LCD in Digital Mode!!

    Cheers,
     
  19. QBgreen

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    At home I have a Mitsubishi E85LCD (18.1") that I've been running for three years. Every pixel is sharp and crisp, and puts the Sony CRT I was running to shame. The thing is fantastic IMHO, and I simply wouldn't go back to a CRT. And yes, I paid a lot for it!
     
  20. beetlejuice69

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    Sony 17" LCD and it works great.
     
  21. StevieO

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    LCD's and the like have improved, well they needed to, but a Good CRT Tube Monitor still beats them for Brightness/Contrast/Colour quality any day.

    I have seen many LCD's with "on paper" supposedly better resolution specs, but a side by side comparison soon proves which is far superior.

    It depends whether you are willing to sacrifice having the best possible onscreen image, for a smaller footprint.


    StevieO
     
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