CRT vs LCD TVs

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By Ivan

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23-03-2004, 14:46

My 14" TV (where I had connected my MSX) is not working anymore and I'm thinking in buying a new TV.

I've thought about LCD (flat) TVs. Do they really worth the difference of price? I mean if LCD TVs have a lot better image quality than CRT TVs (referring to MSX usage).

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By wolf_

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23-03-2004, 15:07

I don't know all the details, but even a TFT-monitor (or at least mine) can look 'blurry' when the resolution it tries to show doesn't match the optimal resolution of the TFT screen.

By flyguille

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23-03-2004, 15:40

ofcourse if you buy a TV flat sure the resolution NTSC will match...

if the TV flat can show all borders of MSX... buy it

if not use a normal TV got better contrast

By snout

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23-03-2004, 19:27

I use my TFT monitor with S-VHS, VGA and DVI inputs for my PC, my turboR and my GFX9000 (connected through an upscan convertor) and I'm quite satisfied with the results. However, I chose to use TFT mainly because I needed to save space. As for image quality: MSX and GFX9000 connected to a TV or old (CGA) monitor looks best Wink

By Ivan

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06-05-2007, 17:42

As I didn't get used at all to the image quality of TFT TVs connected to an MSX (blurry image) I repaired my old Sony 14" CRT TV.

What is the lifetime of a CRT TV? I bought the TV in 1988 (that is 19 years!). Soon it will be impossible to buy CRT TVs, I believe that big brands don't produce them anymore...

By ro

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07-05-2007, 07:52

don't LCD come with RGB-scart too? (didn't check) Won't that do the trick?!

By Etaoin

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07-05-2007, 07:56

don't LCD come with RGB-scart too? (didn't check) Won't that do the trick?!

The European ones usually do. Mine does.

By mouser

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07-05-2007, 09:08

As What is the lifetime of a CRT TV? I bought the TV in 1988 (that is 19 years!). Soon it will be impossible to buy CRT TVs, I believe that big brands don't produce them anymore...

In the not so distant future it will impossible to buy somethings that made the MSX experience as it was in the old days: CRT monitors, disk drives, ..... Crying How (and how much) will we extend the lifetimes of our beloved machines ?

By pitpan

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07-05-2007, 11:50

Cassette interface will last forever! No moving parts -> durable.

About TFTs for MSX, all I can say is that they suck. Not to mention that you cannot play DUCK HUNT on them (or any other lightgun software) Sad

By jltursan

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07-05-2007, 15:23

Cassette interface will last forever! No moving parts -> durable.

Leaving apart rubber belts of course...Smile

By hap

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07-05-2007, 16:27

He probably meant excluding the data recorder (eg. connected to a PC and just play the .WAV). There's still 1 moving part though Tongue The relay inside your MSX making those "click" sounds.

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