What if... an idea for a screen

zoolap

Active Member
I don't know if this is good, bad, unrealistic, already exists etc, the following is a what if scenario (i would be interested for a half decent price)

What if they made a computer monitor along the lines of:

32" (maybe larger options) CRT widescreen multisync computer monitor (with wide range of possible resolutions and refresh rates) - also ability to automatically switch to optimum resolution/refresh rate for
Resolution as high as what is the highest hdtv res.
1 x vga dsub input
1 x vba bnc input
1 x vga dsub output/passthrough for second monitor
2-3 rgb/svideo scart (one being s-video/composite)
1 x component input

Built in prog scan de-interlacer (don't understand these very well, but understand something like this would be needed) that can be applied to any input or fully disabled.

A tv tuner would be nice, but if not available you could always buy an external unit.

ir sensor with remote control with full control of options, discrete codes for input selection, standby etc, rf would be nice (from personal point of view not that fussed),

Minimal stereo speakers for casual use (e.g. quickly watching news etc without amp turned on).

Being a computer monitor I would expect full control over geometry, and all other settings,

An easy way to reset to factory defaults (e.g. hold down a button and switch on), ability to restrict access to less experienced users.

Firewire/usb 1.0/2.0 (pc connectivity/control with potential for future av integration)

upgradeable firmware with easy method to restore to default version incase of problems

Well these are just ideas, probably are stupid, but I'm surprised no-one done it as plasma and projectors have their problems and limitations for people too.

Also, are plasma screens multi-sync like pc crt monitors or fixed resolution like lcd screens?
 

rct

Novice Member
This is a fictional product that many of us dream about, especially since CRTs still give the best images. The manufacturers seem to think there's no demand for something like this and avoid the issue that way!:mad:
 

Nic Rhodes

Distinguished Member
The closest is probably the Sony 900 WS monitor at £1200 but only 24 inches, 16:10 aspect ratio I think! Lovely picture if you are 4 feet away.:D
 

ReTrO

Well-known Member
You want a Princeton 32" monitor then. That'll fit the job best. You'll still need a good processor to go with it though, and it's 4:3.

It'll set you back $2k.
 

Chris Muriel

Distinguished Member
NEC used to sell one in the USA called "NEC MultiSync XM29 Xtra"
This was 29" (27" viewable) & did PAL, NTSC & all the usual PC rates from VGA to UXGA.
An American emailed me before he came to work for 2 years in Cambridge (early 2001) to check it would be suitable for his purposes. List price was $3300 or so but he managed to find 1 for $2000. The PDF-file I downloaded at the time from NEC certainly impressed me.

Chris Muriel, Manchester.
 

zoolap

Active Member
The only widescreen crt computer monitor I know of is the Sony 22" one.

I wish somone would do a poll or something and take it to industry.

I suppose most people are looking for the flat thin plasmas and tfts, maybe thin crt?
 

Nick23

Standard Member
What i don't understand is why don't computer monitors have an option to turn on "Digital Natural Motion" like Philips TV's do. That would be excellent for game playing and would free up processing power by the graphics card or CPU, and the monitor alone would increase the frames per second.
 

Zacabeb

Active Member
Originally posted by Nick23
What i don't understand is why don't computer monitors have an option to turn on "Digital Natural Motion" like Philips TV's do. That would be excellent for game playing and would free up processing power by the graphics card or CPU, and the monitor alone would increase the frames per second.

Actually, Philips have proposed this. The problem is making Natural Motion fast enough to handle high input resolutions and that it has to be performed digitally along the way, making it unsuitable for a regular analog monitor. But I think they will introduce it one day sooner or later.

What I would like to see is a combination of a cold-cathode CRT with an LCD layer in front to produce a screen with unprecedented black levels. I mean, black so black that in a darkened room it makes the screen vanish.
 

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