A sexy CRT?

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  1. SuperChuck macrumors 6502

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    Where have all the sexy CRTs gone? I have to have a CRT for my new Powerbook as I am a web designer and need to see my work on a CRT. The trouble is, I am too picky about aesthetics to buy an ugly, boxy, unsexy CRT.

    Ideally, I'd buy a used Apple CRT with ADC, but there are no DVI to ADC connectors that support it (I even talked to 2 genius bar guys in 2 different states - the ADC CRT is useless without an old ADC G4).

    Surely somebody else makes a CRT that is almost as sexy as the discontinued Apple version...right? Any links to sexy CRTs would be appreciated.

    [​IMG]

    How sexy is that? Too bad she's obsolete.
     
  2. believo macrumors regular

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    I'm curious to why you like CRT better?

    I too am a designer. I also like CRT better and often wonder why apple's systems are almost all LCD these days.
    thanks
     
  3. SuperChuck thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Color is richer on the CRT, which is a very important consideration for web designers. Most people still view websites with a CRT, so it is important that colors not look oversaturated on the CRT.

    On the other hand, I prefer an LCD for print work because it tends to more closely match the printed product. If I had my choice, I'd be all LCD simply because I don't like bulky things in my design space, but that is not yet an option.

    You probably prefer CRTs because color-rich designs look more vibrant and blacks are almost truly black. Just be very careful - lots of artifacts that will show up in printed products can hide in the darker regions of your work on a CRT, but they'll stick out like a sore thumb on an LCD. Both is better, but an LCD is probably more reliable for print work.
     
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  5. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    I think my viewsonic is quite sexy. not as fancy as that apple monitor there but still quite nice. its very sleek. out of 6 19" crt they offer its the top one and has an apeture grille (trinitron) screen.
     

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  6. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

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    the new Sony CRT's are nice..I have hte 19" connected to my PC system...That viewsonic is ugly..hehe :eek:
     
  7. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    I use a Dell P1130 monitor. I think it's pretty sexy, with all the curves and all. I don't know if they still make it though, but it's essentially a rebadged Sony.
     

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  8. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Looks like you are in between a rock and a hard spot, I sexy CRT, tough to come by. Did ForMac ever make CRT monitors that would work for you purposes? I found this sony one that looked half way decent, not sure if it would work for you or not though.
     

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  9. Ph4lynx macrumors member

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    I find these to be rather nice looking next ot a mac...
    and nec makes some good monitors.
    nec FE990
    The opaque thing around the screen really looks nice and matches the mac motif.
     
  10. blue&whiteman macrumors 65816

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    well, its not flashy and curvy because its a professional level monitor. almost all pro level stuff is very plain looking. I like plain over flashy. plus this 19" of mine does 2048x1536. some 21/22" don't even do that high. its a very very sweet monitor trust me.

    more info on the P95f+B
     
  11. lowtech macrumors newbie

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    Lacie

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    I feel the same way, CRT are the way to go. I do love the apple displays but the color isn't always true. Look at the Lacie monitors. If you do graphic design these bad boys take the cake. The shade around the edge of the monitor blocks glare from overhead light and help show you the true colors. just read on there web site for more info, and then go to www.pricegrabber.com and look up the cheapest price for the unit you want. I know the price is high but to meet your needs sometime you need to spend the $$$.

    :eek:
     
  12. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Have you ever tried using a TV as a computer monitor? TV picture absolutely sucks compared to that displayed by computer monitors.
     
  13. smharmon macrumors member

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    You cannot use a TV as a monitor... look at the resolution under the specs page... a computer monitor would have 2-3 times more pixels. I have more viewable area on my 17in imac!
     
  14. garybUK Guest

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    I have a cornerstone P1500 its a big white thing with a hitachi 21" tube and does 1600x1200@80hz its has a relatively short depth and all cables and corners angled so it fits into corners nicely... its bland but i love older style monitors... Sat next to that i have a Dell 20.1" TFT monitor and i do have to say the CRT is much better for colours
     
  15. wide macrumors 6502a

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    I like those monitors in the Apple Store in SoHo, the ones behind the Genius Bar, the ones that if you ask them what brand they are they will just stare at you and say "Plasma". WWDC!!
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    I purchased one of those lovely CRT's in September 2000 with my new PM G4. It just died in January, it would have cost $600 to fix. It was the tube. So I purchased a 17" Cinema Display. Which I really enjoy.
     
  17. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    really? have you seen one of these ? :D

    reality
     

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