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    17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    i am using 17 inch CRT since a long time, now i am thinking to update to 19 inch CRT, i usually use the PC for gaming and a few office applications,

    any recommendation?

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    Last I checked CRTs, the GDM-F#20 series were well regarded (though there are other options such by Mitsubishi, iiyama etc.). That was quite a few years ago, not sure if any manufacturers has bothered updating their CRT line much since.

    Personally though, I think it is a good time to move on to LCD display. As far as I know, Sony has stopped selling CRT monitors in this part of the world.

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    LCD is beyond my range, i will be on CRT one year more, again i want suggestions for upgrading from 17" to 19"

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    If you mean an LCD is outside of your price range, I think you're mistaken as they're selling now for about the same money, not to mention the LCD uses a fraction of the electricity thus saving money in the long run.

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    I wouldn't even know where to get a CRT from nowdays.

    I used to have a link for a great place that sold lots of them, but I deleted it when I switched to LCD.

    The reason I switched, is because CRT's started slacking. Most of the new ones that I started seeing sold, had started using some new technology (I forgot what its called), and it gave a very flat screen, very high resolutions, and really great speeds, but the downside is that there where 2 lines across the screen which you could see if you ever displayed something with a pale background.

    That really put me off...

    Anyway, incase you wanted to check LCD's, check out www.scan.co.uk

    They have a fairly good selection of monitors so if you look for 19 or 20 inch LCD's, you should find lots, and then you can see if they are too expensive or not. As a gamer, you might really appreciate widescreen too. It makes a world of difference for gaming.

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    I just looked at scan - they have no CRT monitors. I agree with Lucio.

    If you want CRT I suspect you will have to buy second hand. You will need to view several different images before buying. I would have to recommend Eizo. One of my sons has just taken a 21" model to university, that is over 10 years old. (not half as nickable as an LCD would be! it can only just be picked up by one person)

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    u r true, i want to go 2 2nd hand 19" crt, it is dell true flat,
    but i want to know what will be the difference for me when i will switch from 17" to 19" ?

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    It'll look bigger.

    That's it really.

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    of course i will look bigger, i mean will the gaming will be better or not, and how will 19" effect on my eyes?

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Usman View Post
    i am using 17 inch CRT since a long time, now i am thinking to update to 19 inch CRT, i usually use the PC for gaming and a few office applications,

    any recommendation?
    The ones I have are:- Mitsubishi diamond plus 92...19".....lovely sharp picture for £1.50.
    Illyama 22" vision master pro 510....very sharp............£25

    So go to ebay and pick the one you want that you can pickup by car

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Usman View Post
    of course i will look bigger, i mean will the gaming will be better or not
    if it's a higher-grade screen that supports higher resolutions, and your graphics card is up to the job, games will look better. if you run things at the same resolution, they'll look worse

    and how will 19" effect on my eyes?
    it'll still hurt your eyes, like any crt

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    CRT's shouldn't hurt your eyes at all. Why would it hurt your eyes?
    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Usman View Post
    of course i will look bigger, i mean will the gaming will be better or not, and how will 19" effect on my eyes?
    You can set the 19" screen to have the same resolution as your current 17" screen. Then it will be exactly the same, just bigger. Or you can use the higher resolution on the new screen, and things will look sharper and better.

    Quote Originally Posted by speardane View Post
    I just looked at scan - they have no CRT monitors.
    My scan link was for him to look at the price of LCD's.

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    i always play games at 1024x768 resolution on my 17" CRT, can i play on 19" with this same resolution with same sharpness, smoothness?

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    Quote Originally Posted by Muhammad Usman View Post
    i always play games at 1024x768 resolution on my 17" CRT, can i play on 19" with this same resolution with same sharpness, smoothness?
    no.

    the "dot pitch" will be higher on a 19" screen, i.e. individual pixels will look larger, and subsequently the entire image will look worse

    bigger screens demand bigger resolutions, otherwise the high dot pitch makes them look pixelated

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

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    Re: 17 inch to 19 inch upgradation

    Quote Originally Posted by directhex View Post
    no.

    the "dot pitch" will be higher on a 19" screen, i.e. individual pixels will look larger, and subsequently the entire image will look worse

    bigger screens demand bigger resolutions, otherwise the high dot pitch makes them look pixelated

    Well you might be right in theory, but like for like you wouldn't notice the difference between 19" and 17" unless they were side by side........interestingly I bought the same photo up on my 19" Mitsubishi along side my Illyama 22" and the 19" was sharper........erm but not the same graphic cards though and maybe the Illyama is not as good as a Mitsubishi 22".

    BTW both monitors were set at 1028X768
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