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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: 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