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  1. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Well, my G90f's vertical collapse is pretty much permanent now. Hopefully, I can find a repairman to sort it out if I can't myself. It was an awesome experience while it lasted. After mainly using a CRT for months, everything feels so laggy and blurry on my LCDs... I don't think I'll be able to...
  2. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    There are some especially good (high DAC pixel clock) DP to VGA dongles that are USB C instead of full displayport. There are full displayport options that are just as competent. But, there are less of them, and they seem to be out of stock more often than the good USB C options.
  3. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I know high horizontal scan rates are hard on CRTs in general. But, can they cause or lead to vertical collapse?
  4. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Hahahaa, me too. :smuggrin: That reminds me, Ashun recently published a great video on LCD response times:
  5. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    True. ANSI contrast would definitely not be that good. But, not all images look like an ANSI checkerboard, so the huge potential contrast of 3400:1 can really help.
  6. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    The point of zero-level blacks is for the cases where there is indeed enough black space for light-bleed to not drown it out as much. Sure, not all that common, but very noticeable in the instances where it is the case. My blacks really are still mostly zero level when I display the OSD. Of...
  7. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Ah ok- I have tuned it for zero-level blacks. Yeah, his was an IPS. I wasn't all that impressed, really. I commented on how low its frame latency was, but I didn't talk about how blurry things still were. LCD pixels just can't keep up with 240Hz where it matters for little details. But alas, I...
  8. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Hahaa. My friend recently got a laptop with a 240Hz screen and brought it over for some LAN. Of course, it still just couldn't compete with 720p 125Hz of my G90f in terms of motion clarity. Though, he was actually impressed with the colors more than that. But, that's probably just cause his...
  9. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah haha. I'll still keep CRTs around when a display finally objectively trumps them in every way (minus flexible native resolutions. That's just physically impossible with anything other than a CRT atm), because of how legendary CRTs' decades of relevance were. Something to be remembered...
  10. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Alright. I'm curious how much life I can get out of it without replacing the IC chip, though. Even if I find the right part (no clue where to look yet btw), I'd probably hold off swapping it out just to see how long things would last. Unless that could cause issues for other components, then I'd...
  11. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Not in terms of motion clarity. It'll take awhile before any display is truly comparable. We've reached comparable black levels with OLED. We've reached comparable input latency with modern gaming TN LCDs. But, we have not reached low enough pixel transition or reset times to have comparable...
  12. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I see, ok. What does it mean if the vertical collapse happens only every so often, yet seemingly more often with higher horizontal scan rates, vs. being constantly vertically collapsed as long as the CRT is on- like in most of the examples I found on the net? Is it possible to repair this issue...
  13. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I see, thanks. From what I've read, it's an issue with vertical deflection caused by failure of the vertical IC chip. According to this article: https://riddledtv.com/journal/Vertical/ - I can fix the chip by re-soldering the bad connections. Would that be easier than just finding and buying a...
  14. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    I have an issue where the top half of my ViewSonic G90f will go black as a very bright horizontal white line quickly swoops down to the middle of the screen. It only seems to happen at high horizontal scan rates, which is worrisome. Any ideas as to what this might be? It happens very seldom and...
  15. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    ? I was just primarily criticizing your harshness towards someone offering help just because they wanted to do so through pm instead of public posts. I found that rude and infantile. Also, you're suddenly thankful for a post pointing out Trinitrons generally need time to warmup, despite it not...
  16. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Yeah, that was bizarre. Hard to believe an adult could be so insecure. So he has no clue what he's talking about, just because he wants to help in a PM instead of making redundant public posts? What a truly strange train of thought. I thought his offer to be more direct was rather generous...
  17. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    1200x900 90Hz is definitely not pushing that beast! I'd want to be careful with it too. To me, it's the most attractive CRT on paper. 21 inch screen, .2mm dot pitch flat shadowmask, and 130 kHz horizontal rr all add up to quite the package. Have you tried gently jiggling the connection cables...
  18. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Speaking briefly, the top half of my CRT monitor's screen will randomly go black if the horizontal refresh rate is too high. In my case, .5kHz or more above its written limit causes it. Its written limit is 97kHz, so if I have it at 97.5kHz or higher, the artifact will occur. The higher the...
  19. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Most people don't have space for that, from what I've seen. While you're probably right that most don't think of it, I think part of why it doesn't even come to mind is that their desk isn't in a full, dedicated space. Even in big houses, I often see computer desks in cramped spaces. But even...
  20. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Maybe try looking for a sharper CRT :smuggrin: My ViewSonic G90f, with .21mm dot pitch, is comparable with lots of modern stuff its size. 1728x1296@18" is pretty resolving, all things considered. Also, on aspect ratio, that doesn't really matter unless you really hate letterboxing for some...
  21. xykreilon

    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    I'm not forgiving the douchebags. I'm pointing out that trash attracts pests. If you want a decent community, play a game with more to it than just grindy bs. Overwatch, CS:GO, and LOL (not to claim you, specifically, play them) are all prime examples of bad, sterile games that attract cheaters...
  22. xykreilon

    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    Those people would have been better off had they stopped playing instead of reporting in the first place. Would have saved all people involved some time and headaches. Overwatch is indeed a good example of a progressively bad game attracting a progressively bad community.
  23. xykreilon

    Sony LISTENS to Voice Chats to Scan for 'TOXICITY' in Latest PS4 Update?!

    The trash of a community is not a company's problem, it's a game's problem. Good game's have decent enough communities. Pests are attracted to trash. If it's getting bad to a point where outside intervention seems necessary, the flaw lies outside of playerbase meta.
  24. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    Hyundai! Man, they really made everything. I know they made CRTs, but it still always intrigues me when someone brings it up. I see. Yeah, that would be tricky. Well, here's a video of osu! gameplay to give you an idea:
  25. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    Displaying the content in a manner you prefer is not a crutch. In fact, that's just it- his manner of preference differed from yours. Different workflows benefit or regress from different setups. As an example, for some, switching between content/programs in virtual desktops is more efficient...
  26. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    Sure, I'm not arguing the difference from before isn't great. I'm just saying the end result of potentially 30ms (again, being generous) is far from lagless. For games that are more lag dependent, that's much more apparent. Compensation for Mario hitting the block is relatively easy...
  27. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    Sure, it's likely placebo effect for most. Would be neat to see studies digging into some of the things you've discussed here. Huh? You can't really try to argue that unless you've tried a lower latency monitor. I thought the 13ms of my TN LCD was virtually nothing until I used a CRT- now the...
  28. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    Multiple displays is kind of a crutch as well, depending on what you do. It's likely not seamless in his case.
  29. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    No offense, but you probably don't notice just because you play games that don't have their experiences hampered that much by lag (which is most games, really). I'm fairly certain no Samsung LCD TV has input lag under 30ms, and that's being rather generous.
  30. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    I agree the casual market is largely what killed off 16:10, and that 16:10 is generally more handy if you don't want to spend extra desk space and/or money for a 16:9 display with enough vertical real estate. But, what you said here doesn't really define why you disagree. GotNoRice asserted the...
  31. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    Alright, that's decently reassuring. I'll probably not bother pushing mine to 98kHz. But, boy, for the specs from one of the settings I wanna use, the jump from 97 to 98kHz is so tempting on paper- even if the visual difference is highly negligible in practice :hungry: I'd still like to figure...
  32. xykreilon

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Totally agree. What I find annoying is how negatively it is viewed to regard electric as a novelty. If you don't accept them as the next big thing in short time, you don't accept them at all, according to lots of electric fanboys. It's the lack of acceptance of their novelty that causes the...
  33. xykreilon

    24" Widescreen CRT (FW900) From Ebay arrived,Comments.

    How hard is it on a CRT to run it at a high horizontal refresh rate? I've heard that running them at high horizontal scan rates significantly decreases their life, but by about how much and/or why? I'm just looking for a more detailed answer, I suppose. The specified limit of my ViewSonic G90f...
  34. xykreilon

    65 inch 4k vs 32 inch full HD - 68 ppi, both

    I'd lovvvee a big display. The bigger the better, so long as I have space Ah okay. Yeah, screen real estate really helps the flight sim experience
  35. xykreilon

    65 inch 4k vs 32 inch full HD - 68 ppi, both

    Unfortunately, from experience, I don't think so. My dad just got a 55 inch 4k TV to use as his primary monitor, which amounts to a DPI of 80. The DPI of my primary 1800x1350 18" monitor is 125, and text looks way crisper on it than on the 4k TV. And my display is a CRT, which aren't known for...
  36. xykreilon

    Best 28" 4k monitor?

    I'm looking for the best 28" 3840x2160 LCD monitor, with picture quality being the absolute primary priority. I don't care about viewing angles or refresh rate (because I plan to manually upgrade the refresh rate, explained below) in this case. I care a little bit about response time, but I...
  37. xykreilon

    Lack of 16:10 options is DEPRESSING

    6ms is certainly beyond excellent for a TV. We definitely live in the golden age of couch gaming (though, I could be cheeky and try to say CRT projectors are top tier. But, c'mon, how many people just have a home theater? It's just kind of apples to oranges, TVs to projectors).
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