Cinema Display vs. CRT

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by FrankieTDouglas, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. FrankieTDouglas macrumors 65816

    Mar 10, 2005
    Okay, with the lowered prices of the Cinema Displays, I'm debating getting one. My question is, what's the refresh rate on it compared to a CRT? I always use a CRT for playback with video, simply due to bad experiences with other non-mac lcds. Has anyone ever noticed reduced quality with the cinema display compared to using a CRT? I'd get the 20", due to the price and the fact I work in SD-only anyway. It'd serve as the external monitor on my Powerbook. Thanks.
  2. markjones05 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY

    I have a 17" apple cinema display and have no problems with playback. However I recommed that you use a tv monitor to playback your work. You can never tell what your finished product will look like untill it is played on the specific device it was meant for. Most of the time colors such as red look very different on monitors versus tv's. Working with a tv also assures everything is framed within the safe zone.
  3. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    Its not just Apple... in fact their LCDs are not the greatest ones out there.

    Any "good" brand (i.e., Dell, Samsung, Apple, Sony, etc.) has LCD monitors that are stunning and have great refresh rates, colors, etc.
  4. zarathustra macrumors 6502a


    Jul 16, 2002
    Philadelphia, PA
    I own a 20" CinemaDisplay and LOVE it.

    I ditched my ViewSonic CRT and couldn't be happier. It's incredibly sharp and the colors are beautiful (you might have to ColorSync it though). Very little if any ghosting, trailing.

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