[rescue] Sun 21" CRTs (was: Feedback on Sun 24" LCD?)

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Mon Jul 7 15:57:36 CDT 2008

Brian Deloria wrote:
> 21" viewsonic monitors weigh in at around 73lbs, add another 20lbs if it's a
> trinitron tube.  I've had good luck with viewsonic professional series of
> monitors, I still have some kicking around with 2001 date codes on them.
> The big problem with them is the thermal and physical foot print.  One
> fellow at $WORK lamented that he was no longer able to heat up his lunch on
> his 19" flat panel with a dell in lieu of his 21" on an u60.  The 21" sun
> monitors that we still have kicking around (dual input vga/13w3) typically
> have a better picture than their replacement 19" sceptre monitors which have

Is that the Sun 21" true flat or the 21" 'half' flat (flat vertically, 
curved horizontally).

I have one of each... and the true flat had an issue recently where it 
made a noise
and the screen went fuzzy, it self corrected, did it again, self 
corrected, then did it
again, and wasn't correcting... so I turned it off and back on and it 

Then I think it did it one more time.  It hasn't done it since, and the 
monitor is
crisp.. only thing is on the dark blue/purplish background when waking 
it up,
I see some fine red lines running 30 degree 'uphill' from left to right 
on the
background... but then the windows (mostly white) refresh, and then if I 
to an empty desktop I don't see it... so unsure what it is.

Are these notorious for failing ?  Should I be planning a retirement 
party for it ?
(I surely wouldn't mind saving the power, but it is a damn nice CRT, so 
I'd hate
to lose it).

-- Curt

> the problem of having blurry spots on the screen.  The ones that are more
> than 2 years old also have a habit of crapping out.  As many tube monitors
> that are often 2x the age get replace in a year as the crap lcd's.
> also if you've ever had to move, or move a 21" monitor up a flight of stairs
> it really sucks.
> On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 1:20 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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