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Old 04-18-2005, 02:13 AM   #1
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best CRT?


Hey all,

I have a KDSusa CRT and it is starting to hurt my eyes, it just isn't sharp enough and things look blurry. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a REALLY crisp CRT? (no more than $350)

Thanks!
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Old 04-18-2005, 02:31 AM   #2
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it sounds more like age has affected the focus.you could have it tuned or do it yourself if you feel like opening it up.
otherwise something with a sony or hitachi tube would work.
 
Old 04-18-2005, 02:34 AM   #3
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i have a 17 inch flat samsung and its great
 
Old 04-18-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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it sounds more like age has affected the focus.you could have it tuned or do it yourself if you feel like opening it up.
otherwise something with a sony or hitachi tube would work.
lol the first time I read that I thought it said "it sounds more like age has affected YOUR focus.

It is actually relatively new, it is only about 8 months old. Would this still be the case?
 
Old 04-18-2005, 03:40 PM   #5
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Viewsonic is a good choice and there prices have come down...
http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0174914

Also IBM, NEC, Panasonic, Sony, all still make great CRT Monitors. Just look for the lowest DOT pitch for the resolution your looking to run. 21mm is pretty good.

I always buy CRT's since the LCD came out they have come way down in price. You can get almost double the screen area on a crt for the same price as a comparable LCD flat. I just don't see spending that much to save a little desktop realestate. Pluse I still think CRT's do Black much better.

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Old 04-20-2005, 03:53 PM   #7
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is it possible to open up the monitor and tune its settings so that it is not blurry?
 
Old 04-20-2005, 04:22 PM   #8
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WARNING! Do not open up a crt monitor. You will fry your ass. That being said, repair is possible, but unless you do it for a job, or are very familiar with tube repair, it would indeed be a foolish thing to do.
 
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With the prices of CRT's these days(assuming you're using a average size), it'd be cheaper and easier to just buy a new one rather than getting one fixed. Up until recently, I always bought KDS monitors. They're bright, crisp, and reasonably priced. However, last year I bought a 17" Mitsubishi Diamond Point SB70. It was reasonably priced and I'm pretty impressed. My only complaint is that it's a trinitron type monitor and has the infamous center line that all trinitrons have, although I had to really look to find it on my monitor. Just thought I'd add my 2 cents...
 
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I think proview 17" E71 is the best. I work for upto 10 hours a day infront of the computer. And if you feel that eye straining is a problem, I follow an age old remedy: Spectacles! Spectacles reduce a lot of glare. You can also consider a glare reducing screen but that would reduce the aesthetic appearance of your monitor!
 
Old 07-04-2006, 10:18 AM   #11
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Do you really want to have a CRT? I mean, I always had CRT monitors. My last one was a Sony Triniton 19' and I loved it. However, when sitting long periods in front of my computer, I usually had a lot of headaches. I thought it was about time to use stronger glasses among other things. About 2 years ago, I decided to buy a flat screen which was fast enough for gaming. The add said that it was "The perfect screen for gaming". Without knowing much about LCD's, I went ahead and bought it. It's a 17' LG LCD. Since then, I never had any headaches. Colors are very bright, refresh rate is just right and games looks very crispy. The text is displayed beautifully when anti-aliasing is on.

On the top of that, it consumes less electricity, so that would make you a better citizen as well, especially if you are in the US, since US spends almost twice the amount of energy than China does...
 
Old 07-04-2006, 10:53 AM   #12
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is it possible to open up the monitor and tune its settings so that it is not blurry?
It's not recommended to open the monitor up, if you do keep well clear of that lovely capacitor it is just waiting to fry your socks. Have you degaussed the screen? Usually there is an option with the screen menu that lets you do that. It helps address colour imbalances due to (I believe) magnetic interference. The screen goes zap for a while and then returns with a crisper image.
 
Old 07-09-2006, 08:31 PM   #13
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Isn't sony supposed to make really good CRTs? (they make SUN, SGI, Dell, and Lacie's monitors). Also, what is wrong with a LCD screen? Also, have the refresh rate at atleast 70, or higher. Anything in 60's and lower is like looking at a stobe light and gives you the nasty-est head-akes.
 
Old 07-10-2006, 08:51 AM   #14
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Viewsonic

Very good for the money. In fact, off-lease 21" monitors are dirt cheap on e-bay. I am, and have been for some time, involved in document imaging and I swear by these monitors.

I would never spend money on any Sony product. The list of assaults against their customers is too long to list here. My
 
  


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