[Noisebridge-discuss] ViewSonic G810 - 21" CRT Display - Perfect working condition. NB or CL or eWaste... that is the question.

jim jim at systemateka.com
Mon Jul 25 21:39:12 PDT 2011



    As to NB, it seems right not to have CRTs because of 
their bulk. 
    But you are right about the color quality--assuming 
it's properly calibrated--it can be much truer and should 
be a good choice for some visual artists (e.g. photographers, 
anyone working with subtleties of color). 



On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 18:50 -0700, Brian Morris wrote:
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:25 PM, Rubin Abdi <rubin at starset.net> wrote:
>         Double what Andy said
>         
>         Jim: We've had CTR monitors in the past and nothing good has
>         come out of
>         them. They are a dime a dozen right now off of Craigslist and
>         other
>         channels, if you really want one go for it, if not Noisebridge
>         does have
>         a ton of other LCDs in perfectly good working order for LUG
>         that you can
>         use.
> 
> 21" is not so easy to find. The color quality is still very much
> unmatched by LCDs especially the old rebuilt ones at NB. Even
> disregarding that there are no plenty around in this size.
> 
> Also the energy efficiency is confused. The power ratings on LCD are
> for the unit, but disregard power waste in the power supply bricks =
> commonly about 30% (70% waste heat). Being a compulsive label
> reader(and knowing the formula watts = volts * amps), my estimate is
> that an lcd energy saves about one notch down in monitor size. So you
> are looking at 21" CRT (about) same power use as 24" lcd.
> 
> If you want to locate huge energy hogs consider the big TV screens.
> Or consider building some high efficiency power supplies for the LCDs.
> Unfortunate that the new CA laws for high efficiency TV power supplies
> did not cover large computer monitors. 
> 
> And CRTs can be easily recycled for FREE, by taking them to the
> Goodwill one block away.
> 
>  
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>         rubin at starset.net
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