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fest-i
03-08-2006, 01:16 PM
What are the pros and cons of LCD flat screens versus CRTs if you do graphics & art work?

domedia
03-08-2006, 01:23 PM
CRT's are cheaper.
Flatscreen can give you larger display if you need a BIG monitor.

davidj
03-08-2006, 01:37 PM
or if you have a house or a car sell it and buy this

http://www.wacom-europe.com/int/products/cintiq/index.asp?lang=en

desertdirk
03-09-2006, 01:11 AM
LCD's take up less space and are coming down in price, but still more expensive than CRT's. Sounds like you are just doing 2d stuff, but if you go with a flat panel, I would get one that has digital input, providing your video card has digital output. Applies more to 3d, gaming etc but the price difference isn't much.
Text seems to be a bit chunkier on an lcd though.
dd

Creative Insanity
03-09-2006, 01:40 AM
I have dual panels and love them.. chunky text? maybe you are looking at a BenQ LOL
They suck

johnph77
03-09-2006, 05:25 AM
I'll keep the CRTs until the higher resolutions filter down. I'm now spoiled with at least 1600x1200, and am planning on going to a 1920x1440 19" CRT.

dthomsen8
03-09-2006, 01:42 PM
I'll keep the CRTs until the higher resolutions filter down. I'm now spoiled with at least 1600x1200, and am planning on going to a 1920x1440 19" CRT.

I hope you have a strong back, or good neighbors to help you carry in that CRT. Big CRT monitors are heavy.

johnph77
03-09-2006, 05:39 PM
I hope you have a strong back, or good neighbors to help you carry in that CRT. Big CRT monitors are heavy.

I know. But I've already been through four 1600x1200 17" monitors in the past eight years. Sometime in the past, though, I could have shelled out about $2,500 and purchased a 31" monitor capable of 3200x2400. That probably could have taken care of all my modest graphics needs and displayed as much data at one time that I would have ever cared to see. But talk about heavy.....

In any event if I ever see a flat screen as small as 19" capable of displaying 1600x1200 I'd probably jump on it. I've never minded paying a bit more for 17" monitors capable of 1600x1200, and I'd feel the same about that.

Creative Insanity
03-09-2006, 06:46 PM
On my dual 17" panels I get 3200x1024 and I can carry them both under one arm. LOL

johnph77
03-10-2006, 06:56 AM
On my dual 17" panels I get 3200x1024 and I can carry them both under one arm. LOL
CI -

Brand? Model? Hmmmmm.....

j

Creative Insanity
03-10-2006, 06:55 PM
Both ViewSonic. Excellent panels. I use to have a HP one and when I got the VS ones I noticed a marked dullness on the HP one. That one went to the battle axe. It is good enough for the old witch. LOL

johnph77
03-10-2006, 09:53 PM
CI -

ty for the info. I've heard good things about ViewSonic, both flat panels and CRTs. I gather each of your panels is 1600x1024, which would make them more of a movie-screen ratio - approximately 16wx9h - rather than the more usual television screen ratios of 4hx3w or 5wx4h. I'll have to look into this.

Creative Insanity
03-11-2006, 06:01 AM
they are pretty cool, but there is only one problem with them.. you hate working on other systems with just one monitor or panel. No space and seems all cramped up.