Why a GOOD quality CRT still beats an LCD flat panel.
I still use a CRT monitor, and for good reason. Since I use a desktop form-factor computer (NOT a tower), there would be zero benefit from an LCD, at least in terms of space savings. Of course since space and weight savings are the ONLY benefits of switching to an LCD, you can see why I'm not interested.
A good quality CRT monitor will last for many times the life of an LCD, and it will provide better image quality and response time. Many people here decided to order tower computers and LCD monitors, and after 3 years, a lot of the LCD's developed lines on the screen, burned out or flickering backlights, and no-power conditions. All of our CRT's still work like they day they were purchased, with no problems whatsoever.
And of course if you need to run programs that require changing the resolution on your display, then a CRT is for you. With an LCD, there is a so-called "native resolution", which is the only resolution that the screen looks good at. If a smaller or larger resolution needs to be displayed, then the image is scaled up or down, which causes pixellization and blurriness. With a CRT, this does not occur. A CRT has a maximum resolution, and it can display anything up to and including that with perfect clarity.
Oh, by the way, I am using a Compaq Business Series 15" flat CRT.
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