[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 21:43:07 PDT 2011



    's okay. I'll deal with it (and quickly). 



On Mon, 2011-07-25 at 18:57 -0700, Ken Adler wrote:
> Ok... here is the deal... I am bringing the Monitor in and putting
> Jim's name on it.  If it remains at NB AND If it gets to be an issue I
> will personally remove it and eWaste it .
> 
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> On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM, Brian Morris <cymraegish at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>         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 Abdi
>                 rubin at starset.net
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