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wickfut
10-15-04, 07:16 AM
Getting rid of the lcd's and going to get me a CRT (i used to use the pc for music but now i use it for gaming)

so ...

what should i look for when buying a CRT , what should i avoid and what are nice monitors

thanks

any feedback on :- AOC 9KLR 19" / Iiyama Pro454 / ADI V95F ?

SlyBoots
10-15-04, 04:25 PM
Getting rid of the lcd's and going to get me a CRT (i used to use the pc for music but now i use it for gaming)

so ...

what should i look for when buying a CRT , what should i avoid and what are nice monitors

thanks

any feedback on :- AOC 9KLR 19" / Iiyama Pro454 / ADI V95F ?

The iiyama should clean up those other two, probably cost 2x as much also. My iiyama VMP 510 is going on 5 and still going strong...

for gaming I'd suggest a flat aperture grill monitor that can do 1280x1024 @ 85hz

some good info on what to look for when comparing> http://www.monitorsdirect.com/pdf/quality.pdf

Smokey
10-15-04, 06:43 PM
Iiyama gets my vote, just had a look at that model......damn cheap these days :)
My Iiyama VM Pro 450 is about 5yrs old also, and still going strong, I paid 450 at the time!

FastM
10-15-04, 07:52 PM
the best deals out there are on 19inch models but i recommend 21/22inch with a recommended 1600x1200@85hz desktop.

Any model using Aperture Grill as mentioned above with suit you well.

Head_slinger
10-15-04, 07:54 PM
I have a LG F900P and its totally sweet. totally flat tube and screen so no distortion. Cost me 250 about a year ago. Really nice.

wickfut
10-15-04, 08:41 PM
thanks people

helped alot , doing searches for them now

Greg
10-17-04, 04:10 AM
the best deals out there are on 19inch models but i recommend 21/22inch with a recommended 1600x1200@85hz desktop.

Any model using Aperture Grill as mentioned above with suit you well.

I second this. 19" with min of 1600x1200@85 is TCO99 standard and the miniumum you should get. Good thing is they are plentiful and cheap. Also try to get a 'Flat screen' which costs about $10-50 more than normal CRT and reduces the distortion toward the corners.

No need to get a Sony. I have seen great monitors from Hyundai, Mitsubishi, LG, Viewsonic. You also want plenty of distortion correction including rotation, pincushion, trapezoid and of course degausing. Most of those are standard, but some are not and can make you annoyed if you can't correct a distorted image.

bobmanfoo
10-18-04, 06:57 PM
id get either a sony or mitsubishi

Annihlist
10-18-04, 07:24 PM
my mitsubishi is nice. :)

john19055
10-18-04, 07:39 PM
Nearly any monitor that has a Trinitron tube in it is going to have a sharp picture.It just that you can find brands that my not be a real known brand but offers a great picture for gameing.I have a Dell monitor witch has the Trinitron tube the same as Sony and it is a 21" and I did'nt pay but $259 and it has been the best monitor I have ever had and it is real sharp in the desktop and gameing and I can do 1600x1200 at 90mhz.everthing higher the text is just to small for me.

astroguy
10-19-04, 06:32 PM
Nearly any monitor that has a Trinitron tube in it is going to have a sharp picture.It just that you can find brands that my not be a real known brand but offers a great picture for gameing.I have a Dell monitor witch has the Trinitron tube the same as Sony and it is a 21" and I did'nt pay but $259 and it has been the best monitor I have ever had and it is real sharp in the desktop and gameing and I can do 1600x1200 at 90mhz.everthing higher the text is just to small for me.
Yeah if you used 75Hz and turned the contrast down to 80.
Trinitron tubes get blurry FAST when you turn up the contrast/brightness levels. Texts turns blurry when you turn the refresh rate up.