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avesta
10-10-05, 02:31 AM
Im in the market for a 19" CRT monitor for gaming purposes. I've been told the Viewsonic G90f is a good one. Any other suggestions?

TierMann
10-10-05, 03:11 AM
This Samsung 997DF isn't bad. I usually play at 1280x1024@85 which is the same as my desktop res. I can also play at 1600x1200@60,70,72 or 1920x1440 and 2048x1536@60 but I like to use HQ, AA and AF and all the other fancy option so I stick with 1280x1024.

RealLifePixelShader
10-10-05, 06:10 AM
Get a LG Flatron F900B

True Flat

Perfect Image

FastM
10-10-05, 08:11 AM
Just make sure its Aperture Grill.

And from my experience, Viewsonic's quality control is pretty bad compared to Samsung/NEC/LG ....

Ninjaman09
10-10-05, 09:24 AM
Aperture Grill is by far the best for clarity and image quality. You get the little lines in the middle but it's a worthwhile tradeoff for the superior geometry. Shadow mask tubes generally have very bad geometry problems and inconsistent image quality as well.

Tuork
10-10-05, 09:43 AM
This Samsung 997DF isn't bad. I usually play at 1280x1024@85 which is the same as my desktop res. I can also play at 1600x1200@60,70,72 or 1920x1440 and 2048x1536@60 but I like to use HQ, AA and AF and all the other fancy option so I stick with 1280x1024.

Same here.
Really good monitor for a really nice price.

Mathesar
10-10-05, 09:58 AM
I agree you should look for a Trinitron / Aperture grille based CRT rather than Shadow mask, The increased contrast / color vibrancy / crispness / geometry accuracy is worth the extra cost.

Fotis
10-10-05, 10:00 AM
Sorry for asking but why go for a CRT monitor?Is it a budget problem?

CaptNKILL
10-10-05, 10:34 AM
I have an NEC FE991SB and its great :)

I think its a LOT cheaper now than it was when I bought it too, so I really recommend it. It has those 2 faint lines on it (like most monitors like this) and I guess the geometry could be better (things arent the same size everywhere on the monitor... toward the edges they are slightly smushed) but this thing will actually do 2048x1536@60Hz or 1600x1200x75. Its an awesome screen for gaming...

As for "settling" with a CRT, its a preference thing most likely. LCD screens dont seem attractive to me at all because I have yet to see one that looks even half way decent at a non-native resolution. I play a lot of old games as well as brand new ones, so my resolution changes all the time... to be stuck at one (mediocre) resolution or suffer horrible image quality doesnt seem like something I would pay extra for. My monitor weighs 50 pounds, it doesnt bother me to carry it to LAN parties, and I have the desk space for it. So an LCD doesnt make sense at this point... Im sure this is the case with many people.

avesta
10-10-05, 02:56 PM
the LG looks nice but it is shadow mask as well.

What do you guys think about the NEC FP912SB-BK?
here is the link: http://www.necdisplay.com/products/ProductDetail.cfm?Product=249

Absolution
10-10-05, 10:06 PM
HUNDIA L90

best display ever, a lot cheaper then my 550$ viewsonic and a lot better visual quality

real 16.7 color display

Mathesar
10-11-05, 01:53 AM
the LG looks nice but it is shadow mask as well.

What do you guys think about the NEC FP912SB-BK?
here is the link: http://www.necdisplay.com/products/ProductDetail.cfm?Product=249

That NEC is an Awesome monitor if you can actualy find it anywhere .. All of the best CRT's arent made anymore so you'll have to settle with a used or refurbished CRT, Im seriously considering buying a second FW900 from the same Ebay seller I got mine from just to have as backup.

I refuse to go LCD unless im forced to lol,Ive already owned a Dell 2001FP LCD and was not happy with it,I'm just glad to be back on a high end CRT.

Peoples-Agent
10-11-05, 02:23 AM
I am using a Viewsonic G90F and I love it.
Been considering going TFT for awhile now but I cannot bare to part with this screen, not the most I have ever paid out for a screen, infact it was pretty cheap considering, but it just has a great crisp feel to it and fantastic for gaming. The screen itself is wider than most CRTs so it's native resolution is 1280 by 1024 without looking squashed if you get me, almost widescreen in itself. Feels like a merge between a TFT and CRT !! Very recommended.

Roch
10-11-05, 06:58 AM
Get an Iiyama Vision Master Pro 454. Diamondtron M2 tube, 1280x1024@120hz, 1600x1200@100hz, 2048x1536@75hz. The footprint's very small and it comes with a built in 4 port USB hub.