tube technology and EMP
julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Apr 22 12:09:50 CDT 2005
On Fri, 2005-04-22 at 12:27 -0400, William Donzelli wrote:
> > Do LCD screens still blow pixels after a couple of years? That'd be my
> > only reservation compared to a traditional CRT.
> I'd rather blow a pixel than a whole gun...
Sure... the actual CRT seems to typically to be the last thing to fail
though; power supplies usually blow up first.
Mind you, a CRT usually gets a little tired after a few years. I'm not
sure how long its "good" lifetime compares to that of an LCD panel
though, but my impression is that the CRT will likely outlive the LCD
before replacement's necessary.
> I actually still like a tube in front of me, but damn, these new(ish) flatscreens are nice.
Do they still suffer from a *really* narrow viewing angle (such as found
with old laptops)? I tend to sit in all sorts of strange positions
depending on how hard I need to concentrate, which might put me off an
LCD if I had to keep on tweaking the settings (at the moment I'm sort of
side-on to the screen with my feet up on the desk...)
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