what's the best type of monitor?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Jimmy Jockstrap, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. I was thinking of getting a 19 inch + crt.

    Once they get a certain size is the quality bad?

    I was going to the crt because they are so much cheaper and im not worried about size.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    crts fucking suck. I'll do many things to ensure I never have to use one.
     
  3. why's that?
     
  4. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    This is 2007. There's no reason to get anything but an LCD with DVI.
     
  5. i can buy a crt monitor for $1

    better quality than low quality lcd's
     
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    yea if you have a boat to set it on
     
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    nope. A cheap CRT is just as bad as a cheap LCD.
     
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    anything over a 17inch will be heavy as fuck.
     
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    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    they have 20" crts at school, things are huge
     
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    like a tv, amirite?
     
  11. will it be a problem since i have a car to pick it up?
     
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    1. CRTs flicker.
    2. CRTs have to be adjusted on a regular basis.
    3. CRTs are heavy.
    4. CRTs use a lot more electricity.
    5. CRTs take up a lot more desk space.

    A 24-bit LCD with a DVI video connection is hands-down the best you can possibly get. If they made plasma screens for computers, that would be good too, but plasma screens are heavier and use more electricity.
     
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    it's do-able if you're only carrying it like 50 feet, but any small adjustment, like getting behind it to plug or unplug cables after it's setup is just going to be annoying to get to.
     
  14. how hard is it to accidentally knock over an lcd
     
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    The bases are weighted.

    In a pillowfight? Easy. Normal use? Hard.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    never had one knocked over
     
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    Very probable if you're in the epicenter of a 8.0 magnitude earthquake.

    Where do you plan on using it? Maybe the better question to ask is what are you doing to make it a high probability? :mamoru:
     
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    About as easy as face-planting into your CRT.
     
  19. Its just my desks are such a size there is room for crt. I use table rather than a small desk.
     
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    And now you'll actually have a workspace, what a conundrum.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
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    I second your :bowrofl:.

    If you see the shit on my desk right now you will buy an LCD. My monitor broke so till I buy a new one I'm stuck with this.

    Posting pick in a sec.
     
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    my lcd hdtv and lcd screen for my desktop both came with a strap, so you don't knock it off the desk/tv stand

    don't get a crt, you will regret it
     
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    Here's what I see in this thread. The OP isn't looking for an answer to his question, he's looking for validation that it's okay to save money.

    It's okay to save money. You'll still like an LCD better though. The first time I hooked up my LCD -- and mine is only 18-bit so it has to dither the colors a little -- the picture was so crisp and clear that I knew I could never go back to a CRT again, no matter the cost.

    In fact, when my office refused to buy me an LCD, I bought my own.
     

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