I have been going through monitors the past year. The old CRT versions are starting to die off from age and I seem to have a knack for winding up with the ones that are ready to fade to black permanently. I had given my old Compaq svga to a friend who was in the same boat a few years ago. It was too small for the whining teeny boppers in the household, so wound up in the attic gathering dust. Got it back about a week ago and it still works fine. But stumbled across a 21" Sony at the thrift shop for $5.00-couldn't pass it by. Jeez-o-pete...this thing is huge! Weighs a ton and it is like sitting in the front row at the drive in! Maybe I should grade a mound of dirt outside the window and put a speaker on a pole, run cable for the keyboard and mouse, and sit in the car to do this! I will quit whining now and adapt. Funny how we are never satisfied as a species.
Looked for LCD, but they are too pricey for me. And I am wondering how long they last? Is their longevity anything like a cathode ray unit?
Had ours several years now,and I did pay a mint for it as it has a built in TV tuner and runs on 12 volt,we were going to use in Motorhome when we were traveling nurses but never got around to it.Samsung,at the time was the best,dont know what is the goody nowadays.
Somewhere in the 100 dollar range will get you a new one even.
My eyes used to water looking at the big CRT,spend too much time online I guess.Got the LCD and man,what an improvement,no tears now.Then neighbors crt died,and gave her mine,she is real happy with it.
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