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    Default Gaming on a massive CRT monitor

    So since around 2014 I have been on only CRT monitors and TVs after discovering that flatpanel screens were the cause of my headaches while gaming. Recently I got a computer modern enough to run (some) modern games. With this I decided to go big or go home and paired it up with a 19" Korea Data Systems eXtreme Flat. This has let to an amazing gaming experience. Rather it's running at 2048x1536 and enjoying the sheer definition in the screen or playing some FPS's at 800x600 @185Hz this has been an amazing experience. I seriosly never want to go back to flimsy flatscreens again

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    That's odd--it was CRTs that gave me headaches--and I was using 21" jugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    That's odd--it was CRTs that gave me headaches--and I was using 21" jugs.
    Could they have been maybe a bit too worn out and soft without you realizing?

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    Top-of-the-line Trinitrons; I don't think so. CRTs look flickery to me even at 70Hz refresh.

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    Try a DLT projector on call of duty with life size graphics.

    In a dark room with a white wall, its quite something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Top-of-the-line Trinitrons; I don't think so. CRTs look flickery to me even at 70Hz refresh.
    "even at"? 70 Hz was very low and what you got with standard VGA. Flicker-free wasn't achieved until at least 85 Hz.

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    Now you understand how long ago I switched to LCD. 1200x1600 at 85 Hz wasn't a reality for quite some time. My first big LCD monitor was a NEC 21" circa 2000. Very expensive. It's really hard to beat the sharpness of an LCD running at native resolution.

    Before that, it was fixed-frequency workstation monitors. Consumer monitors were garbage for a long time.

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    Hm I have no issue with 60Hz on a sharp CRT. Now interlaced content on the other hand drives me crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck(G) View Post
    Now you understand how long ago I switched to LCD. 1200x1600 at 85 Hz wasn't a reality for quite some time. My first big LCD monitor was a NEC 21" circa 2000. Very expensive. It's really hard to beat the sharpness of an LCD running at native resolution.

    Before that, it was fixed-frequency workstation monitors. Consumer monitors were garbage for a long time.
    The sharp and pixalated nature of LCDs is exactly what makes them look terrible to me. I like things to look fluent and smooth. Plus of coarse CRT color accuracy is beast. And +85Hz gaming is amazing as well

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    I'll second the idea that LCD color resolution isn't as fine as that of glass jugs, but all in all, I find LCDs easier on the eyes.

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