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.
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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