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Modern games on a CRT...

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by HeX, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. HeX


    Joined: Jun 20, 2004

    Posts: 11,845

    Location: Huddersfield, UK

  2. Kelt


    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 9,792

    Location: With the færies

    I recycled two CRT monitors that cost me £1150 in the nineties (probably £2000 at today's rates) a couple of years ago.

    Both perfect, both superb picture quality, but couldn't give them away.

    Tech moves on, these were simply too large, too heavy, lesser rez and 4:3 ratio.

    Don't miss them at all.
  3. ebilcake


    Joined: Oct 18, 2007

    Posts: 862

    Not surprising at all, while modern LCD's have gone some way to making up the deficient in IQ, they may never catch up, the technology is a dead end imo.
  4. Quartz


    Joined: Apr 1, 2014

    Posts: 9,124

    Location: Aberdeen

    I had a 22" Iiyama; the picture quality was awesome. It was also absolutely massive.
  5. wellibob


    Joined: Mar 27, 2006

    Posts: 3,749

    Location: Northamptonshire

    Remember CRT monitors well. From the first 14 inch Packard Bell 1024p to my last 24 inch beast 1600p @ 120htz.
    Be Intrested to see a modern version in the correct aspect ratio to see the difference, but no matter how smooth it may be the size and depth was insane. 3440 x 1440p ultrawide 144htz crt built today, Jesus it'd be colossal.
  6. GloriousMess


    Joined: Nov 4, 2015

    Posts: 34

    Location: Berkshire

    Kinda regret getting rid of my CRT TV now. Darn.
  7. Warbie


    Joined: Sep 30, 2003

    Posts: 5,931

    I do miss my 24" 16:9 Sony FW900. Small by today's standards, but no display i've used since - OLED or gaming monitor - matches picture, motion and depth of image it provided. I'd take it at 1900x1200 over current 4k any day of the week. It even did 2304 x 1440. Not shabby for a monitor released decades ago.
  8. Rossi~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,349

    Indeed, small screens too. FW900 was actually about 22".

    I miss the era/time, but i'd never have one today.
  9. Spyhop


    Joined: May 16, 2005

    Posts: 6,489

    Location: Cold waters

    I wouldn't mind using one for gaming, but it would have to be a quality one with flat glass:


    Can't be doing with convex curved glass that's like a looking at a goldfish bowl! That bugged me even back in the day.
  10. keyser


    Joined: Aug 23, 2005

    Posts: 746

    I like the front bit but not a fan of the back part.

    50% of my monitor history is CRT :) 17" CRT 1998-2006. 22" CRT 2007-2009. 24" LCDs after that.

    ok so I also had CRT for my Amiga too..

    Zero motion blur on a CRT and good colours, blacks, well as black as CRTs got :)
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2019