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    Flatscreens, good or bad

    Should I get one or are they shakey as far as 3D an 2D. Accuracy and ease on the eyes are my biggest questions. Any suggestions and opinions would be greatly appreciated.



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    I've been using a 17" Prophetview 970dvi for over a year now. I can't go back to a CRT. I used to use CRTs non stop, but now they really hurt my eyes. Peopl don't like the colour values on LCDs, but I really like it. Everything looks much more vivid. The only problem is that when I paint something on my LCD, people complain that it is very desaturated on their CRT. I have to learn to saturate my colours more.
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    The only LCD that I like are the latest Apple ones. Any others aren't worth it IMO, especially if you're doing digital painting / photoediting/retouching/etc.
    I'll stick to CRTs at a very high refresh rate (nothing under 75 hertz !) until LCDs have better colours or perhaps if I win the lotery and can afford one of those cinema displays

    I did an interesting little test :

    in photoshop or your favorite 2d program, create a new white document the size of your desktop resolution.
    In the middle of it, make a one pixel high line of black
    right underneath that long line, another of pure red.
    zoom out at 100%.
    How many lines do you see and what colours are they ?..

    Do the same on a LCD/Apple display.

    My reactions were :
    Me: "Yeah right. CRTs rule ! LCDs SUCK !"
    Boss: "Just try it ok ?"
    Me: "ok ok fine.. ... WTF ?"
    Boss: "Exactly. Now do the same on my computer"
    Me: " What's the price of these LCD screens again ?......"
    Boss: ""

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    I can't make any comments for 2D/3D work ... but concerning coding they're definately cool .... just got some new ones at the university

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    Much less eye strain, and they are much more space efficient too. Only problem is the viewing angle, but I have an old one so I can't speak for the newer models.

    Es fließt durch meine Venen, Es schläft in meinen Tränen
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    Thanks for the feedback, I guess the only way to be sure is trial and error. I mean the space saving is substantial and CRT's seem so ..... well..... fifties. But I guess what I'm getting at is that when your using let say... Painter, do you get the same feeling of depth on an LCD that you would on a CRT. Does anyone understand what I'm talking about? or am I just blowing wind.
    :confused:

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