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    Junior Member Sh0cK3r is on a distinguished road
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    I think for me one of the biggest advantages of a crt is the refresh rate modes. I with a LCD, even the good 120hz ones, they will only have a 120 hz refresh rate at their native resolutions. so if you like to play at a different resolution that is different the the native one , your screwed at play at 60hz. I have an old sony trinitron and at 800*600 i can play at about 12 different refresh rate modes.

    even then all crts are not created equal. you really need to find a nice one. look on craigs list many people are giving them away for free. at one point i think I had 2 extra spares. one I picked by the curb and snatched it up as i was driving by.

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    no ones brought up the most important part

    circles vs squares .... -mental object recognition time-

    note the layout:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pi...y_01_Pengo.jpg

    note human eye construction for wave viewing :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cone_cell_en.png

    round things fit better in round things ... less processing

    muwahhahahahhahahahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by TriOpted View Post
    no ones brought up the most important part

    circles vs squares .... -mental object recognition time-

    note the layout:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pi...y_01_Pengo.jpg

    note human eye construction for wave viewing :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cone_cell_en.png

    round things fit better in round things ... less processing

    muwahhahahahhahahahaha
    lol, that was hilarious Too bad all high quality CRTs use... strips.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture_grille
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CRT_Phosphors.jpg
    ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainwreck View Post
    Lol juls, prety sure u have the exact same crt as me now :]
    awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo64 View Post
    As for games they have one huge drawback and that's sharpness. CRT's still have a native res (my max is 2048x1536 but the default native is 1600x1200) but it's still nowhere near as sharp as an LCD which could be a disadvantage for eg long range precision pixel sniping.
    My understanding is that CRT's don't have a native resolution (despite what display properties says). They don't have a bunch of physical pixels that light up. Rather, the resolution is essentially infinite, depending upon the rate that the electron beams can change their values as they're sweeping across. There are the phosphors that react to the beams, but the array of phosphors is on a spatial scale that is far too small to limit conventional resolutions.

    There are, however, recommended resolutions for CRTs. I've also been told that the picture quality of CRTs look better at lower resolutions and lower refresh rates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julios View Post
    My understanding is that CRT's don't have a native resolution (despite what display properties says). They don't have a bunch of physical pixels that light up. Rather, the resolution is essentially infinite, depending upon the rate that the electron beams can change their values as they're sweeping across. There are the phosphors that react to the beams, but the array of phosphors is on a spatial scale that is far too small to limit conventional resolutions.

    There are, however, recommended resolutions for CRTs. I've also been told that the picture quality of CRTs look better at lower resolutions and lower refresh rates.
    I was under the impression that the phosphors in the mask are also a limiting factor for the resolution.

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    aye, but read my comment about the spatial scale of the phosphors (unless you meant something different).

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    By native I mean it's the one the monitor defaults to, and is considered optimal by the manufacture. You lose definition the higher the res gets it starts to stuggle a bit. I find 800x600 a decent res for gaming as you can usually get the max refresh and the image looks very clean

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    Hello copydaaigoedou,

    I hope you are doing well.

    Personally, I would say get a CRT. There are many technical reasons why explained in people's various posts on here. If you want performance over quality of the image, go for the CRT. The CRT's do have good color reproduction though. CRT's still have the edge in performance in my opinion, and I am not alone. It would be difficult to argue otherwise.

    Make sure to research before you buy in order to get a good quality CRT (that is, if you go that route).

    I hope you find what you are looking for in a monitor.

    Take care.

    Quote Originally Posted by julios View Post
    We have this new lcd display at my lab - cost a hefty penny (over 10k), but apparently it is a good CRT replacement. I work in vision science and for many of our experiments (including one that I'm about to start piloting), we need extremely precise timing of our images with no ghosting.

    http://www.vpixx.com/products/visual.../viewpixx.html
    That is cool man!

    What are your thoughts on the HP P1230? That is what I have, and I am curious to see your thoughts on that monitor.

    Thank you!

    Take care everyone!

    Sincerely, IonicAftershock

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    I love it - though I have the hp p1130 so it's 21 inch not 22 inch. It's an old hand me down and I need to turn it on and off about 4 times in order to get a stable image, but once it's stable it's very nice. Last night the color temp reset spontaneously so I had to recalibrate the monitor. Not a big deal, considering I got it for free.

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