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Do CRT-Monitors Lose Quality Over The Years?

Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:08 pm


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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Do CRT-Monitors Lose Quality Over The Years?

Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:25 pm

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.

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Do CRT-Monitors Lose Quality Over The Years?

Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:29 pm

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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