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post your CRT battlestations boys

fact: crt is objectively better than led
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>>52426272

>That bird.

Chillest dude I've seen in a while, nice one.
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>>52426272
name of bird?
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>>52426272
How do you get your bird to "like" you? And doesn't he poop everywhere?
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>>52426272
God damnit, I want to play the original Darius on that setup, even if just on MAME.
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>>52426272
>bird edition
Show us more of the bird you faggot.
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Kek I have that picture saved too, the middle crt is what I have wet dreams about. 100 pounds of pure cancer inducing high quality picture.
I'll just have to make due with my shitty Sylvania f74
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>>52426697
sup /g/
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Details on how you let that bird sex you, plox.
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>>52426272
This looks gorgeous! I Would love to get a crt sometime.
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come on brethren
present yourselves

show /g/ crt is not a sign of poverty
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>>52426272
dat bezel tho

If they weren't so heavy, and didn't have chubby thread bezels I would agree, until then I'll stick with the "flat monitors"
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I got a Diamond Pro 2070SB. I wouldn't trade it for all the sample and hold displays in the world.
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Cringe cringe
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Damn I'm interested as fuck. I need a new monitor and really find myself justifying these over a shitty Gateway monitor that only does 1440x900.

Help me?
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old pic, but here
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Enjoy your cancer
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>>52426272
>led

you mean lcd you ignorant fucking nigger
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>>52428038
Why?
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>>52428060
The prime mode of the 2070SB is 1600x1200 @85Hz. That's 624,000 more pixels than your shitty Gateway.

Also, a higher refresh rate.

Also, also, no sample and hold blur.

You know you want one, anon ~
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>>52426272
>that pathetic attempt to use a wide wallpaper
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>>52428124
that is awesome
i saved it
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>>52428124
>bright as hell window behind your CRT
enjoy seeing nothing during the day
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>>52426272
What mouse, OP?
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>>52428060
get a crt that does 1600x1200
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>>52426272
Disgusting bezels. Why even bother?
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>>52428220
anon do you know which trinitron or ibm models can output 1200p at higher than 60 Hz?
i cant find a 2070SB online
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>>52428397
>needing more than one high res monitor


can you anon explain why you arent using a 4k CRT?
its superior in every way but thickness
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How do you CRT faggots respond when called hipsters?
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>>52428397
Paint bezels black, problem solved for me.
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mine - 480i does not bother me, honestly, and the computer is a bit more modern than the case would appear
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>>52426272
Wish my desk was strong enough to use more than one of my CRTs
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>>52428405
I don't know off the top of my head, but most any 22 inch CRT should be able to do that; and if it is an aperture grille it would likely have either a late model Trinitron or Diamondtron tube.

>>52428512
Not a hipster. I just detest sample and hold.

>>52428638
That's what braces are for.
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>>52428579
That computer was the shit.
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>>52429045
agreed. Now i've gutted it (most of it's insides are now in a much bigger generic tower that's going to be used as a server. Inside this tower is an eMachines Mini-ITX, as well as it's Athlon II X2 3 gHz CPU, 3 gigs of DDR3 ram, 500 gig 3.5" SATA drive, and 5.25" DVDRW, along with an old BFG Edition GeForce 250 GTS. I've got a brand new 680 watt PSU powering this all. It'll do me for another month, til i can afford a DX11 card to throw in this. But i'm keeping the Pentium 4 sticker on it!
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>>52428315
>Not being nocturnal.

Normies out.
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>>52426281
Ayyy!
Someone posted on my behalf.
Thank you anon
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Ya I thought CRTs were the shit too, until my eye doctor told me I aged my eyes by 15+ years by working on a CRT monitor for two years.

That shit burns your eyes.
Now granted every type of monitor is bad for your eyes, but modern technology doesn't scorch it as much as CRT
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>>52428638
just look at those perfect blacks.
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>>52429705
Fat neckbeard virgin piece of shit.
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>>52430275
Camera flash, and I removed the AG coating

>>52429745
Any recent CRT will have lead in the glass to stop the X-rays
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>>52426272
That looks like the picture i got from google and posted in that retarded CRT thread

COME AT ME BOIS
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>>52429745
Yeah, there's literally a gun in the monitor shooting electrons at your eyes. Shit is harsh
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>>52426272
Do you have a monitor tan OP? My CRT used to give me one, 3 CRTs must be like a tanning bed.
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>>52429705
W900 good enough or should I still spend a million dollars on an FW? inb4 muh fd trinitron masterrace
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>>52431036
Not him, but the fw900 is different. the w900 is curved which has inherent distortions, but keeps convergence and focus better. Its also got far worse dot pitch and scan speeds.
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>>52431098
Yeah, was wondering about image quality and tube performance. Obviously they are different ;)
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>>52430563
Yeah this was a pretty old set of monitors

This might be a dumb question but does refresh rate affect eye strain?
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>>52431696
Of course, but it depends on the person. I personally can't use anything under 85 Hz on a CRT because I notice the flickering and it gives me a headache after an hour or so. Most people I have talked to are fine with 75 or 85 and don't need to go higher. 60 is really a no-no on CRTs, though, which may come as a surprise if you have only used LCDs.
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>>52426272
people really still use crt monitors? or is this just a hipster thing?
>hurr muh true black at the cost of being shit in literally every other way possible
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>>52431938
Oh my god, that is comfy as fuck. What do you use it for mostly?
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>>52431952
It's an enthusiast/hipster thing.
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>>52431938
Gonna need the name of that case
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>>52431973
What kind of enthusiast? An old outdated tech enthusiast?
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>>52431985

This is a photo I dug out from some time ago... But it is a SuperMicro case. I believe that was a dual Xeon 550 back then....
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>>52432037
>SuperMicro
doesn't look very micro to me
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>>52432010
Me and many of my friends; sure, I guess. We're not even that old (20-26).
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>>52432057
the tech is old and outdated. not the enthusiast.
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>>52429159
why even bother with computers this outdated?
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>>52431938
Is this a picture from 2002?
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>>52432114
2003. Look at the filename.

>>52432105
Oh. Well, yeah.
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>>52432106
pretty much was free, and i can get stuff for cheap enough. im no ricer and i just want something with very little cost to me to work how i want it to.
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Old station from early 2015, fucking thing turned green and I'm not really sure what to do.
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>>52432106
experiencing the inexpensive bleeding edge works of technological art of yesterday is more exciting and educational than dicking around on the overpriced low end facebook/vidya appliances of today tbqh family
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>>52432403
Flash monitor with latest Gentoo firmware
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>>52426272

Monochrome CRT reporting in.
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>>52428579
I remember playing this game back in the olden days
good times were had.
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>>52426272
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cancer masterrace
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>>52426272
Im surprised that the table hasnt buckled under the weight of those shitty monitors
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>>52432403
your red and blue vga pins are loose

just get a new cable / resolder the connectors in it
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>>52432702
>stickers
Just another reason why CRT's with dem thick bezels were better than LCD's
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>>52431938
Who the fuck positions their monitor all the way to the left. Enjoy your crooked neck
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>>52433209
its because the monitor is too deep lmao
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all these haters dont understand the value of high resolution, refresh rate, perfect blacks, and low response time
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>>52426961
>How do you get your bird to "like" you?
Pay attention to him. Talk and whistle to him. Feed him with your hands. Shower him (a squeaky clean spray bottle with warm water), they usually love that.

>And doesn't he poop everywhere?
N/A. Birds shit everywhere all the time, that's just what they do. Larger and more intelligent parrots can be trained to use a designated shitting spot by patient owners.
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Man, I need to dust and wipe down my Obsidian.

Also, I like Mugi.

I plan on getting a custom made wall scroll of the Moogs to replace that camo blanket at some point.
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>>52432652
Monochrome is awesome. Do you use it for anything?
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>>52435693

C++ programming, IRC, telnet client, text adventures...
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>>52435822
Awesome. What kind of connector does that screen use?
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>>52429745
My optometrist told me that was a myth.

I guess he's working for them fuckin CRT monitors companies, sheit.
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>>52431938
I guess we need a word to refer to these types of comfy office-looking battlestations. I propose Officecore.
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>>52429745
>I aged my eyes by 15+ years by working on a CRT monitor for two years

toplel, the fact is LCDs bombard you with more photons because the backlight must remain at a constant brightness to maintain peak contrast
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>>52435854

DE-9 however its not standard VGA, it uses TTL MDA.
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>>52428397
You little princess, "muh bezels" is why displays are in such a bad state with uniformity problems and weak driving circuits, display manufacturers are laughing at idiots like you
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>>52435464
I have the same CRT made by Mitsubishi.
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>>52432498
yeah, would be nice if i had cash to pour out on that versus things like food and bills and rent etc.
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>>52431952
obv hipster like pretty much all /g/ ... wearing fedoras while get pooped in the mouth by birds in the basement.

The only time I saw crts being useful was at a lan ~8 years ago cause CS 1.6 players wanted to have high refresh rate in order to react faster... placebo if you ask me but it was already outdated back then.
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>>52432652
The matching IBM printer always gets me, wish I could find one for my XT
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>>52431098
also got far worse dot pitch
Displays 1600p crystal clear
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Here's a good'n
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dell-UltraScan-P1110-Trinitron-CRT-monitor-/
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>>52437409
1600p is one of the best resolutions. My main screen is a 1600p Dell IPS.
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>>52426281
>see glorious high-res CRT
>you only have a CRT that can only do 1280x1024 at 60Hz or 1024x768 at 85Hz

Feels bad to be me.
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>>52428579
That Socrates system.
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>>52435464
is the base removable on that?
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now i realize it's been shot.. ten years ago.
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>>52439855
okay, rather soon ten years i've switched to a LCD, it was in 2007 for a 1920x1200 24"
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>>52439609

On the Mugi figure? Yeah. But I don't think she'll stand without it.

Or did you mean the monitor? That I'm not sure. Probably though.
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>>52439917
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>crt
Enjoy your cancer.
>b-b-b-but muh no latency
Enjoy your unnoticeably faster cancer.
>b-b-b-but muh le retro geek old-school arcade I like counting monitor lines because I'm a huge faggot
Please kill yourself.
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>>52432670
yeah PCSX2 runs it pretty nicely.
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>>52439070
yeah it's only missing the box and original cables, but that's all off the shelf, so not so bad. They are considered 'rare' but not 'In Demand'.
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>>52429705
Typical /pol/ poster
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>>52440099
Been using a CRT for decades. Why don't I have cancer?
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>>52428638
that keyboard tho
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I've never had use for computer CRT monitor, but I used quite a few TV for retro- and PS2-era gayming, as well as Laserdisc home theater.
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>>52440493
Also, my SNES setup.
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>>52440363
>>52440363
Damn right son!
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I really want one of those higher than 1600x1200 res CRTs

they're getting so rare online
almost every one ive seen so far is local pickup only
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>>52442084
>1600x1200 res CRTs
Most 19" units will display 1600x1200
About half of them over!
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Picture is gross because I didn't clean, but you usually don't see anything because I have blackout curtains. Keyboard is broken so I'm using the on-screen one. Don't care enough to get it fixed or buy a new one.

Dat [email protected] tho. I usually have it in 1920x1080 for 1080p content and use the 1440p k-screen for 720p. I also put in 480p for dvds and such. The flexibility with a nice CRT is really great for more reasons than just "pure black." It was only $10 bundled with another 1600x1200 on craigslist that I gave to my brother. It was a pain in the ass to figure out how to calibrate it right though.

>tfw yr liter of lube is empty
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>>52442481
wow thats really nice

do you make vaporwave on it? lol
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I've got a ~21" (i think) I wouldn't mind using, but one side of the yoke seems to not get power randomly.
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>>52442568
might be some of the pins on the connecter
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>>52442588
are there separate pins for the top and bottom halves of the picture? The effect is that there's a middle line that's super-bright while the bottom half of the image is non-existent.
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>>52442481
I'd like to say though that the whole "You'll get true perfect uncrushed blacks thing is basically bullshit. You get pure black when you're displaying a pure black square in a pitch black room but anything amount of light or color diffuses over the whole glass screen and turn your black sorta greyish. Pic is exaggerated by the camera, but you do get a clearly visible halo around shit displayed against a plain black screen. Still better than an lcd screen. I use this for movies more than my 3000:1 static contrast tv.
>>52442553
No but I do guzzle down copious amounts of cough syrup and watch vaporwave idols on it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e089x6ba1Zo
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>>52442679
this is pretty nice
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is there any place to buy crts besides goodwill and ebay?
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>>52443924
Craigslist, recyclers. Maybe if you ask nicely the latter will give shit to you for next to nothing because it costs more to scrap them then it's worth.
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>>52432652

I need this so bad.
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>>52440718
>using a large but thin hardcover book as portable laptop tray

Muh nogger.
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>>52428638
>FW900
>ModelM13
>has both the holy grail CRT and the holy grail mech keyboard

Congratulations and respect, sir.
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>>52429654
>being nocturnal
>sleeping during hours where a potential employer might actually call back
>a potential employer actually calls back
>anon either sleeps deeply and doesn't hear the phone at all, sleeps shallowly and can't be arsed to pick up the phone, or picks it up all sleepy and half-conscious, for obvious effect
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>>52426938
Not him, but looks like a Cockatiel breed. Good beginners bird.

They're also Stallman approved.
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>>52445624
The bird in your picture isn't a cockatiel despite what's written in the filename. It's a budgerigar.
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>>52445668
I'm not an expert on birds anon, I just think they're cute.

Thanks for letting me know.
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>>52429159
I got a Phenom II X4 940 for 20 €, I guess you could get something better. At least a 500-600 series card with "GTX" in its name.
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>>52445775
do tell sir! i am very interested!!
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>>52445775
my board is AM3
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I'm jelly of ops pic a bit. I can't wait till I have room to use this. I've been working my body hard so I can get strong enough to move it around (77 lb). I managed to pick it up and carry it into the closet
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>>52442084
If you aren't patient and don't live in a well populated area, then be prepared to travel.
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>>52426272
old station. I stopped using the FW-900 because it went out of range and was unfocused besides. fixing it would mean setting up a pc just to use the special cable and software to edit the internal settings and hopefully get it right. also opening the case to turn tiny knobs where if you fuck up you could potentially kill yourself with electrocution. I actually have another one, but it has a nick in the glass.

CRT is fucking amazing as a display tech when everything is working right, not so much when they develop their little problems. I went back to plain TN (though good TN) and went triple monitor for desktop and I don't regret it. I don't miss the great blacks and colors since I watch all video content on the fancy plasma I got, which is close to as good as CRT. I'm probably not going to go back, I'm looking at IPS, OLED, plasma now. prob going to sell these to someone.
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>>52426272
Me eyes
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>>52446854
>widescreen CRT
My main drive for wanting to use CRT was for higher gaymz hz, but the main game I wanted to play wouldn't output anything but 16:9, so I just said fuck it. It's exceedingly common among games today.
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>>52445593
why is this faggot talking about jobs
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>>52428315
the brightness was an error of my camera
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>>52448250
you can just play with black bars. CRTs that are widescreen and not televisions are pretty rare. I can't think of a single 16:9 monitor, only TVs that max out at 1080i. there are only a handful of widescreen CRT monitors and they're all 16:10, still, they support 16:9 resolutions.
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>>52445593
>being a wageslave
topcuck
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I need a monitor for graphical editing. Would one of these work?


>Did graphic design exist in the crt era? Did artist use them?

Yea, umm.... so what specifications should I look for in a crt for visual editing?
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>>52448461
>you can just play with black bars
No, I can't. Even if I got the game to output at 4:3, it'd be a reduced size, though I would have made the compromise for the increased Hz.

It's fine though. My 42" LCD at 60Hz will do.

>>52448488
Sure, it'd work, but there's literally no advantage to it these days. Better color repro, I guess? but the number of people seeing your work on CRT is going to be minuscule. Get a nice IPS panel instead.
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theoretically a really good plasma or OLED (hell even an IPS, VA, or that laser shit) can look better than the best possible CRT, but it would have to be extremely high-end. and you still run into the problem of every pixel-based display tech that the resolution is fixed so you always have to scale non-native sources. it's also very hard for those technologies to be as fast as CRT. even the fastest TN monitors still have persistence problems compared to CRT.

>>52448488
you want to get info from display forums like hardofrum and AVSforum. generally though start out by searching for anything branded as trinitron or diamondtron, those are the best ones. like >>52448511 said though, the advantage is speed, for art work there isn't much point anymore.

>>52448511
you mean you just wouldn't want to play like that? most games can still use 4:3 resolutions and some CRTs will accept many signals that aren't their native aspect ration and will auto scale or black-bar them.
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>>52438440
See if you can force the resolution with your graphics control panel. I managed to get my 1280x1024 monitor to 1600x1080
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>>52448579
>you mean you just wouldn't want to play like that?
Yes. The display I was trying to play on was just a hair shorter than the 24" LCD I had sitting right next to it. So rendering a widescreen image on this CRT produced a usable picture that was about half the height of what I get on my LCD. Tiny.

> most games can still use 4:3 resolutions
50/50. The one I wanted the extra frames for didn't. Others I have tried didn't. Generally, FPS will, but I don't play FPS as much anymore.

>CRTs will accept many signals that aren't their native aspect ratio and will auto scale or black-bar them.
You have to run the games in full screen to bypass the windows display manager vsync. The game would let me choose 4:3 or 16:9 resolutions, and the game would add in the letterboxing in-engine to achieve the 16:9 look if you chose 4:3. It was almost playable if I set it to display a distorted 16:9 picture by choosing a 16:9 resolution in-game and turning off display scaling.
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sorry but this is 2016.
only a hardcore PC gamer and need that instant reaction time of a high speed refresh rate with no room for error should be the ones bothering with CRTs.
Everyone else that just uses their computer for normal tasks should be on LCD by now. You can get a used one dirt cheap on Craigslist or eBay if you can't afford a new one for $80...
BAKA
The electricity savings going to an LED monitor that you sit in front of a lot is a good enough reason to switch. Not to mention the bigger screen sizes and resolutions available.
And no CRT whine either (omg, hated that on dying tubes)
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>>52448735
I kept my CRTs because the refresh on LCDs seriously gives me motion sickness.
I have a first gen PSP and straight up can't play anything 3D that isn't a fixed camera (granted 1st gen had a REALLY bad refresh).
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>>52448735
>>52448735
I use CRTs for anything involving motion because I can't stand sample and hold.
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>>52448596
>implying that even if for some magic reason it worked (might as well damage the tube) the image quality won't be a blurry flickery eye cancer mess
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>>52427612
THICK
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>>52449026
It works perfectly fine for me, and I've been running it for 2 years now, still hasn't died. I did have to refocus it when I first got it though.
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>>52449040
How do you refocus a CRT?
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>>52428130
>CRT monitor has "low radiation" written on it.
>CRT monitor doesn't have "low radiation" written on it.
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>>52449053
Take off the shell and there will be a smallish black box near the back with knobs on it. The best way to get it good and sharp is to display some text and adjust the knobs while it's on.

Do not under ANY circumstances touch anything attached to the tube, do not tap the tube, do not touch the tube, don't touch the thing at the end of the tube or you are very very likely to die. That tube operates at 10A 300V and will kill you instantly, and tapping the tube could hard enough will make it implode, and will scatter glass everywhere, including your eyes. TAKE EXTREME CAUTION.
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>>52431938
i wish i had that mulder/scully poster fuck.
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>>52449141
>Not getting an 'I want to believe' UFO poster.
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>>52449155
i wish i had that too
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If this many people fell for the CRT meme I wonder how many fell for the korean IPS monitor meme
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>>52449238
>implying these aren't all the people perpetuating the CRT meme with shit they have laying around.
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>>52449057
>there's a caution sign next to the max setting on my bidet
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>>52438440
Research your CRT
There might be a way to abuse the blanking intervals or something to gain more vertical scan(various crt monitors can be pushed to higher resolutions/refresh rates this way)
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>>52439855
>>52439917
I miss white monitors they were so comfy
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>>52440099
nice meme you fucking underage
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>>52448675
>aspect ratio problems
shapeshifting display technology when?
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>>52449559
We don't need shapeshifting displays we just need games that can handle different aspect ratios.
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>>52432048
It's super though senpai
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10/2014
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>>52438296
my nigga
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>>52446259
Don't those things require a Mac to adjust the picture?

I'm getting one with a PowerMac G4. I'll probably just use the PMG4 for classic Mac OS gaming and monitor adjustments.
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>>52434958
DESIGNATED
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>>52426272
>fact: crt is objectively better than led

See you at 400 replies, friend!
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>>52449585
speak for yourself
i hate black bars
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>>52448488
you need one with decent resolution at least that outputs that res at 70+ Hz

unfortunately it wont be any cheaper than an IPS monitor and you wont get made fun of with the IPS
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>>52451123
>implying games properly supporting different resolutions would have black bars
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBj3RfMGOV0
holy shit guys
ultimate crtstation
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>>52451165
Some games don't work like that m8


And also who said this was exclusive to games?
It'd be cool for TV Shows/Movies
Like for example you watch a 16:9 movie and then later you watch a 2.35:1 movie and the display shapeshifts so there's no black bars and aspect ratio is preserved at the same time
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