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    What type/size/brand monitor do you use?

    I'm debating whether I should buy an LCD or CRT. I am aware of their pros and cons.

    I would not be watching DVDs, as I have a perfectly good DVD player with my TV! I would be doing some gaming...not those hardcore FPSs out there, but somewhat older ones...Starcraft and Heroes of Might and Magic. Does the colour issue on LCDs stop anyone from playing games?

    I would be doing some programming, web development, a little bit of graphics in Photoshop. I spend a lot of time surfing the web.

    I would like an LCD because space is an issue, but unfortunately so is money. I would have to shop around a bit before buying an LCD.

    So, what type of monitor do you use, what brand, what size, and what resolution do you work at?

    Is there a particular brand that might be better than others for monitors?

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    View Sonic - 1280 x 1024 (or something like that) - 19"

    I did some research for picture quality...but it sounds like you might just go for a CRT condiring money is a factor and the quality is not to bad. Just watch the refresh rate (hz) that they oppertate at. I went for one that is good quality and good image since I couldn't afford a LCD at the time.


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    this just in - Newegg.com is having a sale on a 19" Samsung LCD today...


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    I looked on NewEgg's website, but it seems to me that they ship to the US only. No good for me.

    I'll probably shop around a bit and see if I can find a good deal.

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    Apple Cinema Display HD 30" - TFT AMLCD, not cheap, but a brilliant monitor.

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    Not cheap, at $3000, is an understatement. No need for that unless you are a uber graphics designer or spoiled kid with really rich parents who have no regard for money.

    I have a 17" Sony SDM-73 lcd running at 1280x1024. I played games like Warcraft 3 and Jedi Academy with no ghosting and no issues at all. Good colors, excellent brightness and contrast. Very easy on the eyes, and good for watching DVD's (which I know you won't be doing). It has been going down in price too, as far as I know.

    Mine came with no dead pixels or other defects. I highly recommend it.

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    Well, I've gotta keep it for my next computer... and copy 2500 videos, with 8 hours each, to DVD for it... And that takes around 15 hours per video... sigh...

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    I have CTL 7Gx LCD monitor. It is nice and I haven't had any problems with it, it supports DVI and anolog. For me one of reasons I went with CTL is that their warehouse isn't to far from where I live so if I even have a problem, I can just take it down there to swap it out.

    The only thing that I've had an issue with on my LCD is games like Doom 3 where it is very dark, it just doesn't have the same contrast between very dark colors that a CRT has. But other than that, I don't have any problems with other games I play.
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    If you're gonna be doing a lot of reading, I'll advise an LCD. It's easier on the eyes. Would have done that for myself but didn't have the extra bucks.
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    mmhm..I would recommend getting a LCD however I prefer the higher refresh rates available to crt montiors when I am doing intensive graphic s working or watching a dvd

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    CRT vs LCD

    For the money you can't beat a CRT. Also, a flat panel CRT is extremely clear. LCD's do still cost quite a bit. However, an LCD burns 80% less energy than a CRT, has almost no flicker and loses very little value once you buy it. You'll be OK with a CRT but my suggestion is to find the money somewhere and get and LCD...

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    I've got a BenQ FP937 - great LCD.
    It's a nice 12ms - great for editing of images etc.

    Well recommended.

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    I got a 17" CRT running at 1152x864 - great for what I normally do, and then my laptop is 1024 x 768.


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