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[Jul. 6th, 2005|04:09 pm]
The monitor on my work computer died. I now have a temporary replacement while we get mine fixed/replaced.

Lord, I had forgotten how much I loathe CRTs.

This one is refreshing at about 65 hz and the flicker makes me want to hurl. So four workdays before the big deployment of my product, I'm spending time trying to drop the screen resolution on my monitor so it'll refresh faster. Isn't it always the way?

Update! I have gotten it to behave. I think the linux gremlins disapprove of these fancy newfangled graphical tools for setting system properties. They wanted me to edit the config file by hand before they'd let it work properly.

[User Picture]From: dcseain
2005-07-06 03:21 pm (UTC)
CRTs are evil. Have fun and best with it.
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[User Picture]From: goobermunch
2005-07-06 03:25 pm (UTC)
Eh. Frankly, I prefer CRTs to LCDs, but that may just be me. LCDs are fuzzy.

Can't you just bump the refresh rate up to a healthy 75hz? Most CRTs I've seen will do 75hz at 1024x768.

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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-07-06 03:40 pm (UTC)
75 hz still makes my eyes hurt.

I've smashed it down to 1024x768 and I think it's probably refreshing somewhere in the 80-90hz range now, which is acceptable. It just took some beatings to make it do it.
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[User Picture]From: ciddyguy
2005-07-06 05:47 pm (UTC)
I tend to agree that many LCD's are fuzzy, but not all. My NEC rivals many CRT's and many of the CRT's are not all that great either.

I have found that cheap monitors, no matter the brand usually aren't all that good and may not last as long either.

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[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2005-07-06 04:16 pm (UTC)
Sometimes it's nice to be blissfully ignorant. Like when Rhonda says, "What is that smell?" and I say, "What smell?"

My CRT is my friend. We have good times together.

I also cannot hear most of the high-pitched whines in televisions.

Envy my ignorance.
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[User Picture]From: tdjohnsn
2005-07-06 05:22 pm (UTC)
65 hz?!?!

I feel motion sick all the way up here...

I'm glad you got it fixed. I would have had to symathy hurl for you.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-07-06 05:26 pm (UTC)
Graphical toolses are evil! Wicked! We hates them! Oh, how we hates them.
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[User Picture]From: ciddyguy
2005-07-06 05:44 pm (UTC)
I have an NEC Multisync LCD1765 17" monitor and will not go back to CRTs again if I can help it.

At my old job, I had a Viewsonic 17" CRT and it was fine.

I run my LCD at 1024x765 at 70Hz with no flicker at all and it does fine and I use normal sized font if memory serves.

60-65Hz causes the LCD monitor to flicker and that's annoying.

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