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Hey, I have a CRT! Well, sort of. It sits there and begs one day to be reactivated...

As for the scantily-clad sabot-magnets, I'm sure at least one member of the beta-team would be willing to 'Deflect shot to...'.

Really, it wouldn't be an imposition.

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You still have a CRT? Time to put it in a museum and get something a little less ancient. ;)

I don't think that the reasons why I opted for a CRT three years ago have completely vanished. 22" LC displays are still costly - admittedly their prices have dropped a lot - I still don't have a graphics card that can run all my games at the native resolution of these large LCD monitors, those that are good for fast movements on the screen create a delay of up to five frames between action input and actual execution, and those that don't buffer aren't very good for fast movements.

Yes, I know that LCDs offer much bigger contrast levels, no doubt about it. They're using less desk space (where it doesn't count - depth on my desk isn't a scarce commodity, it's width), they're using less electricity (but I guess I can still use my CRT for a few more years before the higher electricity costs approach the price for the LCD investment).

In short, the current CRT fulfills all my needs.

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In short, the current CRT fulfills all my needs.

Snap, I've got a 19" samsung that must be eight years old, but I don't like anything else for photo editing, especially judging sharpness. There are LCD screens that offer similar quality, but they are well out of my price range, and I keep buying other stuff like SB Pro...

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out of your price range?

thats strange, LCDs are dirt cheap nowadays. for the price of 5 games, you can get a 22 inch LCD screen..

Indeed they are, and they're absolutely fine for most purposes (in fact I could purchase one at a preferential rate through work) but they are maddeningly inconsistent for judging image sharpness. The inherently superior contrast can render soft photographic images sharper than they really are. It's a big deal working with DSLR output as sharpening is a fairly precise discipline. To get the necessary quality means considerably more expense if you're talking TFT, so for now I make do.

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Well, I replaced my CRT so I could have more desk space and I ended up with so much extra space that I bought a second LCD to have dual monitor setup. But the main reason I got rid of my 21" CRT turning the room into an oven and microwaving the front of my face (ok the latter is an exaggeration). ;)

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