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View Poll Results: What computer monitor type do you have?
Traditional CRT of some kind 12 30.77%
TFT-LCD 25 64.10%
Don't know don't care, it shows alfaowner fine 2 5.13%
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What sort of computer monitor do you have?

I have noticed that you cannot get a decent CRT monitor any more. While TFT screens are getting better, I bought a 19" flat CRT a few year back and still wouldn't replace it as I think it is so much better for gaming. To get a decent 19" TFT I think you still need to spend £250+ rather than one of the cheap ones, and even the one my bro-in-law got that had a good review still didn't convince me.

Also I noticed today that in John Lewis, they don't sell CRT TV's!!! they are totally plasma and TFT. And the picture on most of them is shocking concidering the price, aside from the ones showing a specific High Def demo with slow pans so as not to show the weak points.

Anyway, thats my geek moment for the night
 
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No idea, looks like a white telly...but it works and that's all I'm bothered about

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aside from the ones showing a specific High Def demo with slow pans so as not to show the weak points.
Good point, and worth bearing in mind when shopping for one

I have both LCD (laptop) and CRT (desktop) so I'll just vote LCD
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19" CRT for me.... but we're looking to replace it with a 19" LCD due to limited space ......
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Got a CRT at Home
Laptop during the week
and a TFT at work
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Laptop usually... and in school we have TFT ... and soon home, as Pasi already said
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17" TFT at home (which is fine, as I don't use it for gaming).

15" TFT at work (ditto ).

28" CRT TV at home. I would love a 32" LCD but, despite all the hype, I have not seen a single one that has the picture quality of a CRT - they are too blocky, too many artifacts and horrendous ghosting, even on the expensive "top of the range" ones that get all the great reviews. I guess I will have to wait for the technology to improve
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Re: What sort of computer monitor do you have?

In the same boat as you Eddie, I have a very good Philips 21" CRT and, playing a lot of games, I haven't seen anything to suggest that TFT screens can achieve anything like the picture quality I get yet.
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Good point, and worth bearing in mind when shopping for one
When the time comes to replace the telly and there is no CRT option, I will be taking a fast paced action DVD with me and insist they play that
 
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In the same boat as you Eddie, I have a very good Philips 21" CRT and, playing a lot of games, I haven't seen anything to suggest that TFT screens can achieve anything like the picture quality I get yet.
I'd suggest that you haven't seen a good TFT yet then, I have always had fairly high end CRT screens for work and a bit of gaming and my latest 22" is great but at high res it loses clarity a bit and becomes a touch blurry around the edges, this is only at 1600x1200 too the CRT supports higher but if you can't do that clear enough whats the point, fine for gaming I suppose but not for other 'office tasks or in fact my design work' on the other hand my 24" widescreen TFT runs 1920x1200 pixel perfect and the colours are superb and screen area is proper 24" whereas the CRT has under 21" viewable, unfortunately I will say my TFT does ghost as its an old big panel but I am a gamer, I play a ****load of fast paced FPS on it and wouldn't use anything else despite its flaws, you adjust to the image.

Downside to TFTs is you have to buy the right one, choose too high a resolution and your machine can't run reasonable framerates, running non native resolutions is not ideal, I have to feed the beast with 2x 7800GTX512 and a 2.7Ghz X2 which is a bit hardcore

Most important thing with LCD is colour calibration, I have access to a colour spider and my TFT is as good as my CRT.

For me its TFT for evermore but then I also go to LAN gaming sessions and I can put my little 24" screen in a bag and carry it on my shoulder whilst carrying the PC upstairs, try that with a 24" CRT

TV side of things I have noticed that LCD/Plasma screens aren't very good, the problem there lies with the sources, normal TV is not very good, nor does it match the resoution of most screens, leading to blockyness etc.

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TFT at home; laptop + 17" TFT (extended desktop) at work...

TV is plain good old (big) CRT.
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I had a 17" CRT (trinitron) and it was great, but mostly for reasons of space I've just bought a 19" TFT. I must admit it looks and performs much better than I'd expected. Its badged a Xerox and has an 8ms response time and a DVI input. I don't play many games on it, but Unreal Tournament looks superb.

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It's really sad but I was in a shop on Tottenham Court road drooling over the screens on some of the laptops. I don't like sony VAIO from past bad experience, but they had introduced the X-Black screen last year. Now it seems others have it

Still going to stand by my initial post and stick to CRT til this one goes pop though.
 
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I've just replaced my ViewSonic 17" CRT with a ViewSonic 19" LCD, and the difference is amazing!... a huge improvement ;although it's hooked up only to my on-line PC so I cant comment on it's gaming performance.
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20" LCD iMac ( ) Love it. Plus laptop for work.
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For a decent CRT Screen, have a look at 'Lacie Electron Blue' displays... excellent machines that are used mainly in the graphics industry.

At the moment I'm running an Apple 20" cinema display, very nice if a bit over-priced. If you like your colours looking good, try if you can, to get your screen calibrated....
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19" AOC CRT. It sits there nice and bright and huge. Almost flat, low distortion 85Hz refresh at 10x7 res!

Lovely and clear. Don't like TFT they make my eyes hurt.

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17" LCD monitor

32" Bravia TV at home...
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