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crt or lcd?

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?

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ALL Monitors Do

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.

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Why I changed.

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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...


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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+.

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