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post #1 of 3 Old 09-16-2006, 08:15 PM - Thread Starter
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I am getting a bedroom tv for the new condo. My computer is set up in the bedroom and it looks like it is going to stay there. My thought is to get a TV that will also be my computer monitor.

I love CRT pq and am looking at the Sony 34" XRB. Does here anyone use this as a computer monitor? Any thoughts or problems?

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last i heard, you are stuck with 60hz on a crt tv. this causes unaceptable flicker nowadays. flicker isnt noticeable with normal tv viewing because your peripheral vision, which is very sensitive to flicker does not come into play. but for computer applications (reading text ect.) you are going to sit closer and will notice it.

p.s. maybe crt tvs have changed but i think they only run NTSC/ATSC formats which means 60hz or less.

here is an intersting link on crt flicker vs. flat panels technology. both have advantages.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/archive/TempRate.mspx#EEH
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Great link!

I went to Best Buy and sat about as close to the tv as I figured that I would and about a few minutes I did notice a fair amount of flicker. That alone made me reconsider. The point about peripheral vision is interesting.

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