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Old 10-05-2012, 03:09 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by DarkScribe View Post
I don't know of anyone who doesn't have an LED/LCD display, CRT displays have been gone for a decade or more and AH-IPS (a couple of years later than e-IPS) is the current standard among the less expensive LCD matrices. As for pivoting, you can buy a rotatable mount for any screen with a standard 100mm VESA wall mount back. They retail here for about au$40-50 and once fitted you can rotate the screen to any angle. To buy one already set up for rotation usually costs a lot more than the extra $40-50. See:

http://www.shopwiki.com.au/l/vesa-monitor-stand
Thankfully the CRTs have a long life cycle. My Sony Trinitron is going on 13 years now. The only problem is that it is 19" which was large when I got it, but now is on the small size. Plus the thing has to have a shored up stand to hold the weight.
I have lost the brightness button now. Just broke off. I have always kept it about 50% but on some dark sites that isn't really enough. I have only the contrast to play with. On the other issue, it isn't IPS with the viewing angles, but it is pretty close.
I have friends and relatives that still have CRTs. Most only changed because they had smaller screens like 17" or less, and when the LCDs got so large and so cheap they changed. If I had a 15 or 17" screen I would have changed myself even though it works fine except for that button.

I have another LCD that is 22-23 inches, also not IPS.

My next monitor will be 26" or more.

More is well, just more, and size counts.

As for IPS in general, the only time I notice a viewing angle problem is when try to look at my lady friends Toshiba laptop while standing up or while sitting down to the side. Well in fact if I sit down directly in front of it, I may adjust the screen angle just like I adjust the mirrors in her car. I am bigger. I may invest in IPS or something close to it on the next screens I get.
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