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    my brother is building a new computer (on a 600 budget) and is looking for monitors

    TFT monitors are nice because they are the fraction the size of CRT - this is convenient in his situation because he needs to move the computer from home and uni occasionally, he also has a pretty small desk

    but from what i've read there's this crappy fixed resolution thing

    so - do all the little problems that come with a TFT outweight the benefits (small size, low power usage)
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    it all depends on the spec of the pc he's looking at.
    beacuse the difference between the 2 types of monitor is about 100.

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    he's willing to increase the budget to make room for a TFT - if its worth it
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    If the default res of the TFT monitor is the res he wants, then go for the TFT.

    You can set them for different res, but it often looks a bit fuzzy.
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    LCD monitors are known to have blurring images when playing high-action video games and watching videos. This in inherent in how TFT(thin film transistor) panels work. They just cannot react as fast as a CRT(cathode ray tube) monitor.

    That, and their shorter life expectancy are the main reasons to invest in a nice 17" or 19" CRT monitor.

    p.s Viewing a CRT monitor in person is a must-do. Bring a movie or game to test with it.

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    I Heard that flat pannels have a bigger life span...but who knows...and everyone ive seen its always had perfect picture at 1248X768...or w/e...i like them..but ive never played exstreme games on them
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    Originally posted by harrycary@24 July 2003 - 02:59
    LCD monitors are known to have blurring images when playing high-action video games and watching videos. This in inherent in how TFT(thin film transistor) panels work. They just cannot react as fast as a CRT(cathode ray tube) monitor.

    That, and their shorter life expectancy are the main reasons to invest in a nice 17" or 19" CRT monitor.

    p.s Viewing a CRT monitor in person is a must-do. Bring a movie or game to test with it.

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    Harry is right. But what it really comes down to is image quality and what you pay for it.

    An excellent LCD will cost you 3-5 times what a comparable CRT will. For example, my 21 inch Sony FD Trinitron cost less than $500 including shipping.

    An excellent 20 inch LCD monitor costs: $1,499.95.

    I am not sure what tft is, and if you are trying to save money and get a decent system, to to Dell. 600 pounds is about $800, right, maybe $750, you could get a nice Dell for that.

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    thanks guys, for clearing up a few things - i think i'll tell my brother to save the extra money and get a nice big fat CRT
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