LCD or CRT?

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  1. MelloBoy

    MelloBoy New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm from over in the art&photog section for the most part.

    my current monitor is a mitsubishi 2060u (22" monitor, 20" viewable) and is pretty much on the fritz...i get occaisional flickering on different video cards...the cables are plugged in snugly so it's not a loose connection, and it's not the cable itself either as i've used 4 or 5 different cables lying around.

    i use it primarily for photoshop work for photography and gaming.
    desktop resolution used is 2048x1536 @ 75 or 80Hz
    gaming resolution used is 1280x1024 @ 85Hz

    ideally, i'd like something with the visual quality of my current monitor and no distortion around the edges (the reason i chose a 22" w/ 20" viewable). I've looked at some apple cinema displays and they're gorgeous, but i'm wondering if i should stick with CRT or go LCD...i don't know of any LCDs that go up to 2048x1536 though....

    any advice is greatly appreciated.

    melloboy
     
  2. skinjob

    skinjob Active Member

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    I don't think you'll find an LCD with that resolution, plus CRTs are still prefered for graphic design because of the better color accuracy. If that's important to you, then you might want to stick to a CRT.
     
  3. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Photo editing is best done on a CRT because of the trueness of the colors and the clarity.

    At least that's what all of my web designers tell me.
     
  4. MelloBoy

    MelloBoy New Member

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    well, in that case, i might just buy the same monitor then :)

    melloboy
     
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    LCD is just aesthetically pleasing
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd: Even if you do find an LCD that meets your needs, it'll cost more than your car.
     
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    must be a pretty cheap car lol. lots of LCD's have ghosting problems in games and such apps...i prefer my CRT for home use. LAN's and stuff i wish i had a cheap LCD though, if i can see the screen that's all i care about, i never use over 1600*1200 (barely even use that).
     
  9. Goonigoogoo

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    CRT > LCD in all aspects except in being pretty :mamoru:


    Edit: flat screen CRT
     
  10. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I was exaggerating, but I wouldn't be suprised if an LCD that does 2048x1536 @ 75 or 80Hz went for between $5000 and $10,000.
     
  11. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

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    i have a cheap LCD and prefer it to my CRT for almost everything, except watch movies(blacks are darker on CRT) and playing games that can't do the native resolution of the LCD.
     
  12. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    I have a Samsung SyncMaster 192n and the picture quality is fantastic. However, it's still no match for my old CRT when I want to play a game, watch a movie, edit graphics etc. In my case, I picked up the LCD for it's other advantage. They require less energy to function.

    Really though, unless you're a pro or spend assloads of time watching movies, don't worry so much about the difference between the two.
     
  13. Jeff Merr

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    Ghosting has kept me away from buying an LCD, as well as the clarity, i use mine for games, so ill stick with my CRT for a couple more years until the LCD's get some more technology into them.
     
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    That's still a pretty cheap car lmao:rofl: My parents buy Saturns (an extremely bad line of cars in my experience, possibly one of the worst. owned 7, totaled 5 with surgeries after 2 and un-fixable body damage to my father) and they are easily 2X that price. But i get what you are saying...i'm going off topic:)
     
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    TenSteel Ted Cruz suicide hotline OT Supporter

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    i played UT2k4 on my friend's samsung 172x and it looks great ... probably because of the 12ms response time.
     

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