But which model was it? And what graphics card did they have it running on? I think I remember one of the reviews saying the black and white stuff was a little blurry but the color was really sharp. Does anyone else know about this monitor?
I really don't think those monitors at commercial stores like BestBuy and all are reliable when it comes to displaying monitor quality...aren't those images coming from a box splitter or whatever it is. I'm sure all of them would look a lot better if they were all hooked up to it's own PC...but that's too much trouble for them i guess.
Variable aperture grill has nothing to do with the flatness of the outside glass. All flat CRT's with the exception of the LG flatron are curved on the inside. This is done to help improve convergence and the focus of the beam in the corners.
If you measure the luminance of a monitor you will find it brighter in the center than in the corners and around the edges. In the center the electron beam is at more of a right angle to the screen. By implementing a variable aperture grill pitch, tighter in the center looser on the sides more beam current can hit the side phosphors. This variable pitch helps to even out the luminance and color accuracy at the expense of some sharpness along the sides.
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