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14Monitoring the Monitors

 

Edward B. Driscoll, Jr.

 

 

 

 

As recently as ten years ago, choosing a video monitor essentially meant picking some flavor of cathode ray tube technology. But that was before digital TV and, especially, HDTV. The burdens these newer technologies place on monitor design have caused new successors to emerge to challenge the time-tested CRT format, and those successors are making quite a splash.

Since monitors are no longer a one size fits all technology, let’s look at some of the decisions involved in choosing a new monitor.

CRT: An Old Standby Soldiers On

“CRT technology is quite mature, is declining in sales, but absolutely is not dead” Chris Pollitt, product marketing manager for PC displays at Philips (www.philipsusa.com ...

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