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 LCD or CRT for gaming?
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Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman

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Posted - 24/11/2005 :  08:32:38  Show Profile  Visit Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Well I've been always preferring CRT for gaming. See, while LCD is easy to the eyes for working (like my laptop), I don't like it too much for gaming because IMO it is too dim, and the color doesn't seem to be as rich as CRT.

However, I've just purchased a Voodoo5 Mac (DVI connector) on ebay, so lately I became more interested to switch to LCD.

So what would you suggest? Do you prefer LCD or CRT for gaming? Should I switch to LCD, or stay with CRT?

I also play a lot of old GLide games like EF2000 V2.0 or Longbow 2, which resolution is limited to 640x480. On large CRT monitors (21" and such), the pixels are blatantly visible when using such low resolution. Thus I'm more interested to move to LCD, because when using low-res in LCD, the pixels are more subtle (although the image is blurrier). However, I haven't quite followed LCD technologies lately. Do new LCD monitors support low-res well?


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Edited by - Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman on 24/11/2005 09:24:53


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Posted - 24/11/2005 :  14:16:02  Show Profile  Visit ps47's Homepage  Send ps47 an AOL message  Send ps47 an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
low res+LCD=puke.and unless this is going to change sometime in the future,its CRT for me all the way..

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Grand Admiral Thrawn

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Posted - 25/11/2005 :  14:33:26  Show Profile  Visit Grand Admiral Thrawn's Homepage  Send Grand Admiral Thrawn an ICQ Message  Reply with Quote
Same here, i just don't like TFT interpolation, and there is no way to run newer games at 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 on a Voodoo5 class card. So, i still use a 19" CRT and sometimes my 21" Trinitron with the 6000. No TFT for my systems...

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Posted - 02/12/2005 :  21:37:31  Show Profile  Visit bloodworm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
CRT all the way. why not just get a CRT that has a digital input, if you are so gung ho about the digital signal? with LCD you are stuck with whatever res the monitor is best at. all other resolutions ar "interpolated" i.e. pixelated all to hell.

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