Slightly OT: Old CRT displays vs. new LCD

Patrick Finnegan pat at
Mon Dec 3 21:17:01 CST 2007

It's amazing to me how people can go on for days about completely 
off-topic stuff like whether or not LCDs give people headaches, but 
completely ignore thread(s) about trying to fix classic gear.


On Sunday 02 December 2007 23:45, Vincent Slyngstad wrote:
> From: "Mr Ian Primus"
> > You're not imagining it - I have noticed the same
> > thing. The picture of a good CRT beats an LCD any day
> > for me. And, for whatever reason, LCD's seem to give
> > me headaches. I don't know what it is, but something
> > about them, I get headaches after a few hours. Mono
> > terminals never give me problems - LCD's do. Go
> > figure.
> Er, you guys *are* using the LCD's at their native resolution,
> I hope.  Otherwise the monitor is interpolating on top of whatever
> your O/S is doing to scale and draw the image.  In my experience,
> the monitor does a lousy job of this, so you definitely need to
> run an LCD at it's native resolution.  Maybe you can set it up
> to letterbox the display from your classicmp gear :-).
> (I'm on a 24" Samsung LCD in 1920x1200 and liking it a lot, but
> it's *way* off topic :-).)
>     Vince

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