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    Cool TFT vs CRT

    Howdy,

    I'm currently using a TFT on a hulluva fast PC (naturally ) however it's really quite awful; there's a noticeable flicker when scrolling, the screen has an almost concave look to it at times, text looks jaggy and there's a damn annoying dead pixel.

    I generally use a CRT of similar size but higher resolution, I'd considered a TFT for a dual CAD setup but now I'm not so sure...

    Anybody here use a TFT for design work?
    care to argue a case for TFT's?
    Could it be that they get better with $pondoolies?

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    well...

    The more you spend the better they get! Very Very true. I however gave up on trying to achieve greatness with a monitor so I stick with what I know. A CRT the size of a small country sits on my desk and it does the job nicely.
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    I have a tft 19", and it is fine for me... but I do have a workstation Dual Xeon 2.2 Ghz processor, with 2GB worth of memory, and four superfast 16000 rpm 73gb scsi drives so that may be the factor that causes my experience to be flicker free...

    I guess it - like tommysphone said, the more you spend, the better it is and the better it looks too.


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    Originally posted by ionsurge
    I have a tft 19", and it is fine for me... but I do have a workstation Dual Xeon 2.2 Ghz processor, with 2GB worth of memory, and four superfast 16000 rpm 73gb scsi drives so that may be the factor that causes my experience to be flicker free...
    The computer has nothing to do with the flicker, it is what some people call "drag" or you could call it a flicker, its because the LCD screen can't refresh as fast as a CRT can, or at least they couldn't in the past. Ionsurge probably has one of the newer ones that you can get that run at 60Hz or above, I know CTL sells one of those. (www.ctlmonitors.com)

    You can see the drag on notebooks a lot, except on the ones with high-end displays.

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    Yeah, but I have seen some monitors in Staples, PC World, Dixons, etc., that are considerably cheaper that are TFT, costing around 250, which don't seem to flicker either.


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    I use a cheap eneric Gateway 17" myself and it's infinitely superior in terms of drag and frankly picture quality. Whether that's enough to stop me buying a TFT I don't know yet. Their only benefit is on space and looks as it stands though.


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