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posted by martyb on Saturday October 12 2019, @01:20AM   Printer-friendly
from the for-some-values-of-phenomenal dept.

We Played Modern Games on a CRT Monitor - and the Results are Phenomenal :

It's true. Running modern games on a vintage CRT monitor produces absolutely outstanding results - subjectively superior to anything from the LCD era, up to and including the latest OLED displays. Best suited for PC players, getting an optimal CRT set-up isn't easy, and prices vary dramatically, but the results can be simply phenomenal.

The advantages of CRT technology over modern flat panels are well-documented. CRTs do not operate from a fixed pixel grid in the way an LCD does - instead three 'guns' beam light directly onto the tube. So there's no upscaling blur and no need to run at any specific native resolution as such. On lower resolutions, you may notice 'scan lines' more readily, but the fact is that even lower resolution game outputs like 1024x768 or 1280x960 can look wonderful. Of course, higher-end CRTs can input and process higher resolutions, but the main takeaway here is that liberation from a set native resolution is a gamechanger - why spend so many GPU resources on the amount of pixels drawn when you can concentrate on quality instead without having to worry about upscale blurring?

Are there any Soylentils here who still use a CRT for gaming? If I could just find a CRT with a 65-inch diagonal, and a table that could support the weight...


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  • (Score: 2, Insightful) by EJ on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:10AM (13 children)

    by EJ (2452) on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:10AM (#906165)

    Was this site invaded by Slashdot? Why am I reading this garbage?

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  • (Score: 5, Touché) by takyon on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:19AM

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:19AM (#906169) Journal

    Well, you clicked on it.

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  • (Score: 0, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:51AM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @02:51AM (#906179)

    Well we know this site was invaded by alt-right trolls so I don't have the same question regarding your posts.

    • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:08AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:08AM (#906193)

      Anyone who doesn’t orange man bad is a troll!

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:12AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:12AM (#906194)

      Does anybody here identify as alt-right or do you get to determine that?

      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:45PM (1 child)

        by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:45PM (#906354) Journal

        better alt right than ctrl left

        but ultimately I prefer to escape socialism. Give me direct democracy and use money as a means of exchange, not control.

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        • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @07:50PM

          by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @07:50PM (#906416)

          ^ lol

          "rather be a racist dipshit than someone who wants equality"

          snowflakes gotta snowflake

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:07AM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:07AM (#906191)

    No, LSD has HIGHER resolution.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:13AM (2 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:13AM (#906196)

      More motion blur than CRT. But it's 10/10 motion blur.

      • (Score: 2) by Bot on Saturday October 12 2019, @04:21PM (1 child)

        by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 12 2019, @04:21PM (#906364) Journal

        plus, tuner is whack, wrong colors and lots of artifacts...

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 14 2019, @02:55AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 14 2019, @02:55AM (#906819)

          Wouldn't have it any other way :wink:

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:28AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday October 12 2019, @03:28AM (#906206)

    For some strange reason the site has put aside its core mission of reporting whatever lunacy the extremists are up to lately in favor of a story about technology. Weird, but ok as a diversion, I guess.

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by EJ on Saturday October 12 2019, @05:01AM (1 child)

      by EJ (2452) on Saturday October 12 2019, @05:01AM (#906238)

      If it was an intelligent story about technology, then I might agree with you.

      • (Score: 2) by martyb on Saturday October 12 2019, @09:43AM

        by martyb (76) Subscriber Badge on Saturday October 12 2019, @09:43AM (#906280) Journal
        Instead of complaining, you could use the Submit Story [soylentnews.org] link that is displayed on nearly every page and submit a tech-related story we could all enjoy.
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