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Ninjaman09
06-02-05, 08:12 AM
I've done a lot of looking around at different places (Newegg, Best Buy, CompUSA, etc.) but really you can't tell how good a monitor is until you get it home with you. I'm looking to move back to CRT for the improved pixel response and the ability to change screen resolutions. Any CRT users here with any recommendations?

By the way, I have a Samsung 997DF (19" CRT) at the office that I'll probably take home. This will probably be fine but I wanted to explore other options.

Riptide
06-02-05, 08:57 AM
Sony stuff is always what I used when I had a CRT. You pay a premium but the IQ is quite good, especially on their flagship series of monitors (F series?).

*EDIT* Nevermind... Looks like Sony is out of the CRT business permanently. They've gone completely LCD now.

Ninjaman09
06-02-05, 09:48 AM
Yeah, just figured that out myself. Too bad :p

FastM
06-02-05, 09:48 AM
I love my 1200NF from Samsung, All 4 corners are straight and the 2d quality for reading text is great (can sometimes be a problem in AG Monitors). I dont know if they still build it but it is a fantastic monitor.

jAkUp
06-02-05, 10:21 AM
NEC FE211SB. Just about the best CRT money can buy.

Ninjaman09
06-02-05, 01:44 PM
Hmm...that NEC one is looking pretty nice. Might have to go with that one.

PSYCHODAD
06-02-05, 02:53 PM
Pretty neat how much crts have came down in price over the last couple years. Saw a 17" Viewsonic in yesterdays Indy Star newspaper for 79$ after rebate. :)

$n][pErMan
06-02-05, 03:08 PM
I love my Samsung 753DF :D .20 dot pitch! ;)

OWA
06-02-05, 06:57 PM
Sony stuff is always what I used when I had a CRT. You pay a premium but the IQ is quite good, especially on their flagship series of monitors (F series?).

*EDIT* Nevermind... Looks like Sony is out of the CRT business permanently. They've gone completely LCD now.
Yeah, we recently hit that at work. We wanted to buy several more Sony CRTs and found they didn't even sell them anymore. So, we had to go with LCDs (or rather, decided to go ahead and go in that direction).

I'm looking to move back to CRT for the improved pixel response and the ability to change screen resolutions. Any CRT users here with any recommendations?
I've started thinking about that also. There are things about my LCD that I love but at times I really miss using my Sony 21" CRT. I'd recommend them but since they're not really available anymore I guess that would be pointless. So, I like Samsung as an alternative. I have a Samsung CRT as well.

evilchris
06-02-05, 07:14 PM
Hmm...that NEC one is looking pretty nice. Might have to go with that one.

Get the NEC in my sig if you want higher refresh and resolution support.

Bubba
06-02-05, 10:11 PM
Iyama Vision Master Pro 454 if you can find it. The NEC FP2141SB is also nice. Good luck.

Rytr
06-02-05, 10:25 PM
Of the 20" (actual dimension) the NEC FP2141 or it's Mitsibushi counterpart along with the ViewSonic P225f are the top performing models. Iyama makes a good one if you like shadow mask tubes.
I have the P225f and I like it, plus, I have had good luck with ViewSonic CRTs. It won out over the others mainly because I got a good price. :D

Saintster
06-02-05, 11:43 PM
I personally like my viewsonic g220fb great monitor. I guess getting it from my friend when it was 3 months old for 100.00 helps alot also. I have heard the Nec brand is killer also!

ew2x4
06-03-05, 12:20 AM
http://newsite.pagecomputers.com/store/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=Monitors+%26+Displays&category%5Fname=15g15c113s450&product%5Fid=651522

Slyder
06-03-05, 12:26 AM
My brand of choice would be CTX. ;)

evilchris
06-03-05, 12:41 AM
My brand of choice would be CTX. ;)

I'll up your CTX with a Shamrock.

Roch
06-03-05, 07:39 AM
IIyama Vision Master Pro 454. I've got the 19" and it's excellent. Diamondtron M2 tube etc and does 1600x1200 at 100hz and 2038x1536@85hz (which is nice for Call of Duty, Quake 3 etc). Nice built in 4 port USB hub as well.

Ninjaman09
06-03-05, 08:08 AM
Hmm, well I went by a local computer store and they had an SGI GDM 5411 (21" Sony Trinitron tube) so I picked that up for $120. I demo'd it at the store and it looked great. Got it home and the screen was shaking, like a weird sort of vibration. It only happened on refresh rates higher than 60hz, and it was worse at 70-75hz, but still noticable at 85hz. Anyone know what this is? I've never seen this happen on a CRT before.

In addition, the Samsung 19" that I already had acted similarly, except that a tremendous portion of the screen was noticably color burned and flashing for some reason. I'm typing on it now in my office and it looks perfectly fine.

Is there some bizarre magnetic field in my apartment or something? I'm confused. I tried moving the system to different places around my apartment and the exact same things happened. The thing that sucks the most is that there is no refund policy at the place I got it at, only a 30-day exchange policy. Oh well, I can always use more DVD-R's. :p

Riptide
06-03-05, 08:27 AM
That is usually dirty power which causes interference like that. Which is why at 60Hz it doesn't do it (AC is 60Hz I believe). You've got something in your house that is causing that most likely.

If running it @ 60Hz doesn't cause you any headaches I'd leave it there. If the flickering bugs, you'll need to push 85Hz or whatever it takes to cancel that interference out.

Ninjaman09
06-03-05, 08:43 AM
60hz is unbearable to me, unfortunately. The monitor actually supports 1600x1200@85hz, but no higher. It can do 1280x1024@100hz, maybe I'll give that a shot. Also, is there anything I can do to "clean up" the power?

Riptide
06-03-05, 09:08 AM
You can try a good UPS. You might also put the monitor somewhere else, try it out at another location just to make sure it doesn't have a problem. It's probably fine but hey you never know.

Viral
06-03-05, 09:10 AM
I'd say NEC/Mitsubishi 2070SB, but I'm not that sure of the difference between it and other similar models.

EDIT: Too late. :p

Ninjaman09
06-03-05, 09:41 AM
OK, well the Samsung monitor just turned itself off randomly and it won't turn back on. :wtf:

Maybe the monitor really is ruined. And the one I bought at the store was about 5 years old.

Update: Yeah, the 19" is totally busted. I can't even get it to turn on.
You can try a good UPS. You might also put the monitor somewhere else, try it out at another location just to make sure it doesn't have a problem. It's probably fine but hey you never know.
I let a friend borrow it and he's gonna test it on several computers in his house, hopefully he'll see the same results I have.

superklye
06-03-05, 11:11 AM
I can't believe how much some of the CRTs you guys are recommending cost.

Riptide
06-03-05, 11:40 AM
Heh, I paid $1500 for my Sony GDM-F500R several years back. It was a great monitor, though I admit it cost more than it was worth (IMO).