Computer Help forum

General discussion

crt or lcd?

by ptam91 / March 2, 2006 9:41 AM PST

I heard that crt monitors give off radiation, so im thinking about switching to an lcd. So should i buy a crt or lcd monitor?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: crt or lcd?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: crt or lcd?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
ALL Monitors Do
by joesmithers06 / March 2, 2006 10:08 AM PST
In reply to: crt or lcd?

What we perceive as light is a form of radiation, so for a monitor to be of any use, it has to give off some sort of radiation.

If you're worried about HARMFUL forms of radiation, the levels of radiation put out by even CRT monitors is very low. If you're sitting within about a foot of the monitor for prolonged periods of time, in years, then you might have some ill effects, but mostly from eye strain.

There are plenty of good reasons to switch to an LCD from a CRT, such as lower energy consumption and lower consumption of real-estate on your desk, but radiation concerns isn't one of them.

Collapse -
Why I changed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 2, 2006 10:10 AM PST
In reply to: crt or lcd?

I also changed all the lights to flourescents. The LCD uses some 40 Watts and the old CRT was over 150. For me, the LCD is easier on the eyes.

If you are worried about such emissions, you would not want a PC in your home...

Bob

Collapse -
Cost
by strickjh2005 / March 2, 2006 11:23 PM PST
In reply to: crt or lcd?

CRT is cheaper and lasts forever.

LCD is more expensive and after a couple of years you WILL start to get dead pixles.

I had $300 from a return at Best Buy to blow on a monitor. There were some decent LCDs for that much, but I love my CRT. It is heavy, bulky and brilliant.

Viewsonic UltraBrite a91f+.

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?