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Do CRT-Monitors Lose Quality Over The Years?  
User currently offlineKLM772ER From Germany, joined May 2006, 615 posts, RR: 6
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4267 times:


I have a chance to get a Sony GDM-FW-900 24" Widescreen CRT-Monitor quite cheap...

It is about four years old, and it is said to have a image quality according to its age. So does a CRT-Monitor loose quality over the years?

What do you think is it worth the money, or should I better stick away from it??


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User currently offlineDiezel From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 646 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4253 times:

LCD or whatever comes next is the future. I think that that most of the people viewing this site are using a LCD monitor allready. So you are probably better off buying a good LCD screen.


Never be afraid of what you like. (Miles Davis)
User currently offlineDvincent From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1801 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4249 times:

Yes, CRT monitors lose "quality" over the years, especially if you have the brightness/contrast turned to the max. The phosphors that the electron guns strike dim over time, though high end monitors are less susceptible to this. Keep in mind that the backlight on LCD monitors dim over time as well, though newer backlights last much longer than older ones.

The solution is run at the proper brightness level for your ambient lighting. No point in putting out extra power when you don't need to.

The color guns also drift and require recalibration every once in a while.

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