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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 1:28:29 AM | CRT or LCD/other

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I'm getting ready to upgrade my monitor. It's getting ready to die. I have a CRT Samsung 19" which I have been completely satisfied with. I've seen that the new LCD's are getting much better as far as graphics. Does anyone use an LCD yet? or am I the last dinosaur? If you are happy with the LCD you have, please post what it is so I can check it out. Thanks

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 3:56:10 AM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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I have used an LCD for about 12 months now. They in general excellent for CAD packages.The one I have at the moment is a Samsung SyncMaster 913B (19"Winking. I have found no problems with it...however....... be aware of the limitations of LCD's in general: This monitor has a max. resolution of 1280x1024 These monitors are not good at all for colour matching / photoshop work: They have a variance in colour depending on the viewing angle. They work well for revit/autocad and other CAD packages. Advantages: Low reflective glare Light weight /space saving Bright screen /good contrast. HTH

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 10:14:18 AM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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If your budget can stretch to a 20" wide screen go for that. I purchased a 20" dell wide screen to replace an aging 17" screen. A 20" wide screen is great for Revit & CAD usage especially as Revit doesn't really support dual screen setups; however as already mentioned colour matching can be problematic.

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 2:37:33 PM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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what i have found since i have switched over to an LCD is that my eyes don't get as tired. i presume you like me spend a long time each day staring at a screen so spend some money and get a 21inch LCD screen and sit well back from it. it will save your eye's and from seeing my dad going partially blind i think it's well worth the extra investment. also unlikey most of the equipment you will bye for you computer a good screen will last for years.

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 4:25:48 PM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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Thanks for the encouragement guys. I've always been around the assumption that CRT's are the way to go. But LCD's have come so far recently. I don't want to sound braggish, but I was thinking of the 24" models. They have excellent response times (6ms) and resolution (1920x1200) and it's widescreen to boot. Plus I've got a ton of desktop space clearing out the clunky CRT. And right now, they are $680 on newegg! I think I've talked myself right into one. Unless you guys think 24" is too big? Is that possible?

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 4:35:29 PM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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24 is not too big, but i would advise against getting a wide screen model. as most will end up stretching your revit interface so circles look like elipse's and square's look like rectangles. i'v seen this before and its very annoying. also make sure that its a screen designed for a pc and not fot TV which is compatable for use with your pc, or again you may get undesired results

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Mon, Oct 2, 2006 at 5:28:04 PM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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It's never a simple answer is it? I also found out something called mouse lag. Anyone hear of it? Well, as a hardened gamer at nights, I thought the switch would be easy with something with a 6 ms response time. Apparently not. Anyone notice this lag between moving the mouse and what you see on screen while doing design work? Having to keep my other monitor on my desktop just for games is kinda stupid. With the window stretch thing, I've seen that with plasma tv's which is why I won't buy one. LCD's are backlit, which you probably already know so there's no burn problems with them. I'm hoping it's just a desktop or vid card setting somewhere. I would surely like the widescreen. But if not, I'll relent and go regular 4:3. Anyone have a widescreen LCD that can confirm what jfurlong states about the window stretching? Because this would be the deal killer for widescreen for me.

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Tue, Oct 3, 2006 at 6:39:00 AM | RE: CRT or LCD/other

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The picture will not stretch. I have a Dell 24" widescreen running in it's native 1920x1200 resolution and it's a thing of beauty. Cheers, Brett

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