If this is the wrong forum, my apologies, please move to the proper forum. I have been stubbornly staying with CRT tv's using Directv. Here is my issue and where I need advice from the pro's here.
Eyestrain, whenever I have tried to change to LCD, I have had burning eyes. Eyes have been checked, have no issues, but I've always had a problem with certain screens. I once bought a Sony Vaio laptop, immediately noticed the eyestrain effect, even with the screen dimmed, switched to a Macbook Pro matte screen, can look at it for hours without a problem.
In the room that I use, a 27 inch direct view CRT is what works the best. I tried a new Samsung LED LCD 26LV2500. First off I realized that I need a 32 inch LCD screen to get the same effect of 27" crt tv. But in standard format, my eyes were fine with interview shows or even news programs, but once I changed to movies, especially motion orientated stuff, I got the burning eyes again. ( I was watching in the traditional 4:3 format since it was standard definition programming.)
I followed all of the advice on this forum in regard to screen settings.
Is watching in HD, will that make all the difference in the world when you are dealing with eyestrain? Or for people that have had this problem, is plasma the only answer? The Samsung had a 60 refresh rate, would a 120 refresh rate be the difference maker?
I'm old school, if I could watch a crt tube forever, I would, unfortunately no manufacturers make a 27 inch crt tv anymore. As I finally make the changes, get the new HD directv dish, what would you recommend to alleviate this eyestrain issue?
In addition, the problem with plasma is that for the size room, 40" and above is too big but if plasma offers the best viewing experience, I may not have a choice.
Thanks for your help.