eMac Display looks better than iMac display

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  1. macrumors 65816

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    Why does it seem like my eMac display looks nicer than my iMac display? I always wanted to know or am I tripping?
     
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    MacHamster68

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    because the eMac has a crt screen , and crt screens have warmer and more natural colors to the eye , that why i am such a big fan of crt screens ,, i have a nice lcd screen too ,it delivers a good picture, ok it cost more then 5 times what i payed for the eMac , but if i compare for example a landscape picture , on the lcd it looks like a photo , but on the emac the same picture feels more natural, like looking out of a window
     
  3. macrumors member

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    Your iMac display may need calibration. After calibration, it should have the correct color balance and be similar to the eMac. I use the Spyder 3 Express.
     
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    MacHamster68

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    does not help really, i done that all too ,even bought some calibrating tools for my mate who did want such a nice picture as on my eMac , has a alloy imac , but after calibrating for a week the colors still feel cold , good perfect picture no argue about that , it just feels cold and lifeless on a lcd
    i even miss my crt tv , have a plasma tv and its perfect ,but it lacks this natural feeling too, dont know really how to describe it
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    i think the same a good CRT for normal def is still best i think but the plasma is better than LCD for moving pics and HD is better on plasma but CRT pics still good
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Apart from the picture, the desktop simply looks more crisp and clear than the iMac screen....
     
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    eelpout

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    My eyes miss CRT's but my back certainly doesn't. :)
     
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    MacHamster68

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    its the build quality thats so heavy ;)
     
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    Intell

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    I do miss the eMac's amazing screen. I don't miss it's 50 pounds of weight. I think the reason is because it's a CRT, which provide nicer viewing experiences over any flat panel.
     
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    Agreed! Although I think I do have one or two CRTs still kicking around here, somewhere...
     
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    haha. I think I still have an ~10 year old crt hooked up to an old computer and it still works. Just don't wont to move it too much. :D
     
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    raysfan81

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    because eMacs are boss
     
  13. thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Can the eMac be used as a TV? Can I turn it to a TV?
     
  14. Guest

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    My original Apple CRT died about six years ago :( but I've still got the replacement Samsung CRT on my G3 PowerMac which is still in daily use. There's also a "Dell" CRT on this ancient Windoze PC, although in reality it's the exact same display as the Samsung, just with minor styling changes.
     
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    MacHamster68

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    i can use mine as a tv by simply sticking a dvb-t stick into one of the usb connections , i know it works with the usb 2.0 models , but there had been
    tv sticks for firewire around
     

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