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Old Mar 6, 2021, 02:51 PM   #1
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Sorta.... if I remember the DF video right they really don't delve into the downsides enough....

Some of the cons off the top of my head.
- Heavy AF
- Colour drift, requiring re-calibration over time
- Image geometry drift requiring re-calibration over time
- Image geometry calibration needs to be done per resolution and Hz setting
- Image geometry, colour and brightness are not perfect till the CRT warms up
- Not very bright

Not to mention all the problems that come with tech as old as the widescreen CRTs are
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Used a pair of Trinitron P1130s for a decade or so. Moving to LCD was mostly a step down, until I got the Philips BDM3270, which has more accurate color and higher resolution, though it has almost nothing on them for gaming purposes.

Every display technology has downsides. When the first flat panels came out, people flocked to them in droves largely because they were the new thing, but others held on to their old premium CRTs, because they knew that the image quality was better, especially in terms of motion resolution, response time, variable resolution/refresh rates, contrast ratio, etc.... Today's flat panels are certain much better than they were in 2003, but still well behind quality CRTs in many areas, whilst superseding them in others.
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I have a regret now that i gave up the 21 inch Eizo F931 trinitron.
This benq sw240 is great really but as you said the motion side (gaming and movies) is hard for them.
I found a Dell P1130 at 90$...Yesterday it was an impulse to move back to CRT.Bring back the Benq and buy a CRT.
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Sorta.... if I remember the DF video right they really don't delve into the downsides enough....

Some of the cons off the top of my head.
- Heavy AF
- Colour drift, requiring re-calibration over time
- Image geometry drift requiring re-calibration over time
- Image geometry calibration needs to be done per resolution and Hz setting
- Image geometry, colour and brightness are not perfect till the CRT warms up
- Not very bright

Not to mention all the problems that come with tech as old as the widescreen CRTs are
I remember my Eizo F931.It was ok to calibrate it.Considering that gaming monitors are having QC problems and lottery and still has other disatvanges like input lag and trailings and also stuck in native resolution.
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Worth the work to get a good LCD. The downsides of a CRT isn't worth the gains anymore. Especially on aspect ratio. I could never go back to 4:3 and widescreen CRT monitors where rare.

P.s. also not everyone ends up in panel lottery land. You should give a gaming monitor a try. The 60Hz colour professional style series monitor you choose was kinda of the mistake as it's not geared in the right direction.
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Worth the work to get a good LCD. The downsides of a CRT isn't worth the gains anymore. Especially on aspect ratio. I could never go back to 4:3 and widescreen CRT monitors where rare.

P.s. also not everyone ends up in panel lottery land. You should give a gaming monitor a try. The 60Hz colour professional style series monitor you choose was kinda of the mistake as it's not geared in the right direction.
He doesn't listen to reason.
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He doesn't listen to reason.

I am dissapointed with the state of LCD market in 2021.
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