LCD or CRT, which is the best?

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I am using a CRT Samsung monitor now. But I want to buy a new LCD monitor. But some friends of mine are telling me that CRT is better than LCD.

But I want to learn from an expert about all pros and cons of CRT and LCD monitor. Which will be best for me to use?

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LCD or CRT, which is the best?

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CRT and LCD both have some advantages and disadvantages. You have to decide what is best for you. Here I am telling some pros and cons of LCD and CRT monitor.

  • CRT monitor’s problem is its weight. CRT monitors are big and not easy to move one place to another. It also consumes a heavy amount of energy. It also creates an excess amount of heat. But the color contrast and deepness is very high on CRT monitor. Sharpness of picture is also high on CRT monitor. So it seems more realistic when we see any movie or picture in it. If It has also high refresh rate.
  • On the other hand, LCD monitor is small in size. It is easy to carry and does not generate any extra heat. But it has also some problems. Motion blur is a problem when an image moves fast. Blurry images are found outside native resolution in the LCD monitor. It also reduces the color clarity than CRT monitors.
  • So if you want the reality of the image then the CRT is must. Now you choose what is best for you. I always prefer CRT monitor. If just you can ignore it’s large size it will be best for you.
Answered By 0 points N/A #110285

LCD or CRT, which is the best?

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Hi David Holms,
 
This may help you in choosing what is the best monitor for you.
 
  • Contrast ratio relates to the display's comparative difference between its brightest white values and its darkest black values. A higher contrast ratio will have truer colors with less "wash out." The standard offering for lower end models is commonly 350:1. Many experts recommend a contrast ratio of 500:1 or better.
  • An LCD monitor is brighter than a CRT, giving the consumer little reason to hunt for an especially bright model. Brightness is measured in nits, or one candela per square meter. Anywhere from 250 – 300 nits is standard. If the nits are much higher you'll likely end up adjusting the brightness way down.
  • The viewing angle is an especially important consideration if you plan to have multiple people viewing the LCD monitor at any given time. There is a vertical and a horizontal viewing angle specification, which refers to the degree you can stray from dead center before the picture starts to wash out. High contrast levels usually go hand-in-hand with wider viewing angles. Many recommend a viewing angle of at least 140 degrees horizontal and 120 degrees vertical. The wider the viewing angles, the better.
  • Response time is measured in milliseconds (ms) and refers to how long it takes pixels to turn from completely white to black and back again. Smaller values represent a faster response time and are more desirable, especially for gaming or viewing video. If the response time is slow, or "trailing" can occur with fast-moving images, as repaints of the screen overlap. A maximum response time should be no more than 25ms for general use, and 17ms is better. Many gamers report no ghosting using an LCD monitor with a response time of 16ms or less.
  • LCDs use only one-third to one-half the electricity of their CRT counterparts. They are much easier on the eyes, take up 90% less space, and only weigh a few pounds. They also emit far less low-frequency radiation than CRTs. This makes LCDs a great choice for nearly everyone, and ideal for people who work all day in front of the screen. Colors may change hue as one moves to the outer limits of the viewing angle, particularly on displays with narrow viewing angles and low contrast ratios. For this reason graphics professionals that require exacting color consistency regardless of viewing angle generally use CRTs, though LCDs have improved in this regard.
  • An LCD monitor comes in standard sizes from 15-inches to 21-inches, and larger. The viewing screen is the same size as the rated display, unlike CRT monitors. Therefore a 15-inch LCD will have a 15-inch viewing screen.

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