Im interested in upgrading my current pc display, a sony trinitron 17" CPD-G220r.
Its a great display and has served me well, but i want something bigger with higher refresh rates @ 1280x1024 and 1600x1200.
What are some good CRT PC displays that arent as expensive or as hard to find as the Sony fw900?
i would be willing to spend up to $150 maybe a bit higher for something really nice.
Search the net! Craigslist is a great source for these monitors. I know lots of Nec Multisync monitors are available if u live near Dallas or in California, depending on pricing. Search local and nearby states and towns and im sure you will find some awesome monitors like P719C1 mentioned. I have the chance to get a XP29 Plus (1600x1200 easy at 85hz) for 120$, just need to go get it lol (5.5 hours from where i live lol).
Just be direct in your search. If u cant find the exact model numbers, go wider in your search parameters and maybe you'll get lucky .
yeah craigslist is your friend, in my area right now there is one 21" CPD-G500 for 45 bucks and someone also has a FW900 for sale but they know its value and are asking 250 for it, if it was under 200 i'd be on it right now but i don't intend to use it daily so i can't justify spending the cash on it.
If you're a gamer or interested in using an LCD TV as a primary monitor take a look at my thread on Input Lag
I got one of these last month. Manufacture date is August 2004. It has very low hours of use, still bright and colourful. I don't like it quite as much as my Viewsonic pf225b (with its 2005 manufacture date) but it was a superb find.
What's the difference between Sony GDM and CPD models? I see a nice looking Sony 21" CPD-G520 on craiglist but curious if I should be looking for the GDM series? I want the best and have been this patient so don't mind waiting longer until one pops up.
I don't know the difference but it's probably still very good for color, even if some other aspect , like max resolution, isn't up as good. I would go ahead and buy it since you can probably get it for $15 anyway.
My local Salvation Army won't even accept CRT's anymore, so anyone expecting lots of money for their monitor is delusional.