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    Senior Member Eddy Bones's Avatar
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    I've been using a 19" CRT monitor for a few years and lately I've been getting eye strain. I'm not sure if it's due to the lighting (could be because I have overhead lights) or other reasons. I've been drooling over a nice big LCD for a while, and now that the cost has greatly dropped I may get one soon. I'm wondering what everyone's experiences with monitor types and eye strain are. It would also be helpful if you could describe the atmosphere of your work area.

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    There's no way I can go back to my CRT after getting an LCD. It's so much sharper, and no flicker at all (I could see flicker at almost any refresh rate for CRTs).

    Just get one with DVI support.
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    CRT's really hurt my eyes after a while, LCD screens hurt my eyes after a lot longer time and the eye strain is a lot less.

    I would recommend an LCD over an CRT to anybody.

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    i fing CRT are pretty bad, especially when they're blured like the one i have at work the now( cheap employers won't buy me another cause i'm leaving soon). i also have overhead flo light which are really bad for your eyes i'm told

    i even had to get glasses to were when my eyes are tried as, well we all know, sometimes you have to be looking/ working at a computer when deadlines are due and my eyes were losing focus. I was told tho a few good tips to keep your eyes in good condition and help them from not straining

    1.try not to use your computer too much (:dead: not very helpful as sometime you can't help that!)
    2. every 20min of looking at a screen focus on some big type about 10m (approx) away for about a min.
    3. eat lots of vitamins

    no 2 is ok but they others aren't very helpful.
    he s(my opticialn that is) aid other thing but can't remember they the now

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    Most people sit way too close to thier monitors. The international ergonmics working party recommendation is a minimum of 1.1 meters!
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    I noticed a big difference going to LCD and I am like most where I can't go back to CRT.
    You can find a lot of good deals now on LCD's, so look around.

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    Well, that about settles it. I'm going to save up a bit and get a decent LCD.

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    If I might add to this thread - are there any particular makes of LCD monitor you guys would recommend? I am quite keen on "Asus" as a manufacturer and their monitors look good. Have I also heard that "Acer" are good, or is that my memory playing tricks on me? I've also only got a CRT at the moment.

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    Most of the brands are the same, and moreover, big-name brands aren't necessarily good. For example, Sony.

    My primary monitor is a Dell 2001FP, their previous generation 20" 4:3 LCD (now they have a 2007FP, which I coincidently have two of at work). My secondary monitor is an Envision something-or-other 17" analog LCD. I have another Envision LCD in the house which is running fine, too.

    I have a Dell XPS M1210 laptop, too, but that doesn't really count when comparing LCDs (although it's a decent LCD).
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    Quote Originally Posted by filburt1
    Most of the brands are the same, and moreover, big-name brands aren't necessarily good. For example, Sony.

    My primary monitor is a Dell 2001FP, their previous generation 20" 4:3 LCD (now they have a 2007FP, which I coincidently have two of at work). My secondary monitor is an Envision something-or-other 17" analog LCD. I have another Envision LCD in the house which is running fine, too.

    I have a Dell XPS M1210 laptop, too, but that doesn't really count when comparing LCDs (although it's a decent LCD).
    Cheers for that. 'Tis good news as a lot of them are well cheap!


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