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    Who here still uses the good ol' boob tube?

    Anyone still using Boob tubes? (CRT's)
    I still use em on older computers when I come across one.
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    I don't on any of my computers at home or at the office.
    I'm at an oil company now, in their server room...they have an old CRT for the server. Once in a blue moon I'm in front of a CRT, but not often anymore.
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    To be honest at this point nobody should be using any of them in their home...they not only use more power,take up more space but are harder on your eyes than a LCD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    To be honest at this point nobody should be using any of them in their home...they not only use more power,take up more space but are harder on your eyes than a LCD.
    Some hardcore gamers still use a few high end models for gaming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Some hardcore gamers still use a few high end models for gaming.
    it would be for lack of funds not by choice I'm sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    it would be for lack of funds not by choice I'm sure.
    and if it were by choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    it would be for lack of funds not by choice I'm sure.
    LOL. No its by choice. The Sony 24" FW900. A prized possession among those that hate any bit of LCD monitor lag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    LOL. No its by choice. The Sony 24" FW900. A prized possession among those that hate any bit of LCD monitor lag.
    This bugger? http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=952788
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    ^ That would be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    LOL. No its by choice. The Sony 24" FW900. A prized possession among those that hate any bit of LCD monitor lag.
    Whats the response time on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sava700 View Post
    Whats the response time on that?
    Not sure. But theres lots of reviews/comparisons/discussions with different stats about lag between it and various LCDs if you look around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post
    Not sure. But theres lots of reviews/comparisons/discussions with different stats about lag between it and various LCDs if you look around.
    I spent the entire day looking for a response time and I've yet to find it. Everyones giving off info about other monitor response times and plenty of people asking what the response time is on that monitor but no answers from what I saw. o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by UbahPenguin View Post
    I spent the entire day looking for a response time and I've yet to find it. Everyones giving off info about other monitor response times and plenty of people asking what the response time is on that monitor but no answers from what I saw. o_O
    Reesponse time is a stat that has been popular for LCDs, it wasnt with CRTs.

    Input lag is what you really want to look at anyway.

    Compared to the Sony, Older LCDs tend to have 30-50ms greater lag, some newer ones are pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UbahPenguin View Post
    i looked for one of those beasts for a year or so locally but never found one

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    I have a crt on the floor in case of emergency, only one friend left using one and I'm looking for a miracle to upgrade her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    i looked for one of those beasts for a year or so locally but never found one
    Eh it's currently on Ebay for 1k USD. It's the only one I see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSULLY View Post
    I have a crt on the floor in case of emergency, only one friend left using one and I'm looking for a miracle to upgrade her.
    I used to have an emergency CRT as well but.. it was taking up too much room so I had to sell it. So is this friend of yours clingy to their CRT or just no funds?
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    There are some people who use CRT's by choice - but the general argument for TV's and monitors is no longer refresh rates, it's black levels. Only plasma and high end LED TV's have reach CRT black levels.

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