[rescue] Feedback on Sun 24" LCD?

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Mon Jul 7 13:28:26 CDT 2008

LCD monitors (even modern ones) typically have way better color
saturation than a CRT based monitor.  Outside of that, unless you're
looking at line art or just text, CRTs typically have way better
images for graphics.  Refresh rates are on par, or at least not really
that noticeably different.

I use an LCD monitor now because it fits on my Ergotron roll around
pole cart.  I much prefer my old 21" Trinitron, but it doesn't have a
VESA mount ;)

If you want a great monitor for displaying graphics, don't even think
about buying an LCD, let alone an old one.  If you don't care, go with
whatever makes the most sense for you.   You may not notice the
difference unless you're looking for it, you may not care when you see
the difference.  I personally never found a very good use for all that
room behind LCD monitors people say save space.  I quite often see
them pushed very far back on the desk and people leaning way over to
see them.  It's amazing how people equate something that costs more
money with something that's "better".

Anyway, google around for this subject.  I urge you to learn more
about monitors in general.


On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Steve Hatle <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:
> Robert,
> Please say more... Are you talking about response rate, or something else?
> I've seen the 24" CRT monitor. I think I would strain my milk getting it
> into the house, not to mention having to reinforce my desk :-)
> Steve
> On 7/7/08 1:11 PM, "Robert Darlington" <rdarlington at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Any 10 year old CRT will outperform it.
>> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 11:59 AM, Steve Hatle <shatle at nfldinet.com> wrote:
>>> All,
>>> I've got a chance to pick up one of the first generation Sun 24" LCD panels.
>>> Anyone have any feedback, good or bad, on these monitors. They seem to have
>>> a good set of input options, PIP, etc.
>>> I realize that this is probably not a gamers monitor, but I want a large,
>>> decent desktop display for "everyday" tasks.
>>> Any input appreciated!
>>> Steve
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