Heh, when I got out of gaming, LCDs were still shit for performance, circa say 2002 or 3.
When I got back into it, after my last tour in the mid east, it was around 2009, and when I walked in MemEx and ordered a new PC, and demanded that my new monitor be a CRT and not one of those crappy poorly performing LCDs, I got lots of laughs.
Back in the day I ran Optiquest 21" and a few other 19". The 21 IIRC was heavier than a 45lb dumbbell, a real PITA to lug around to gaming lans for Quake2 and CS in its early days.
Rev - we have a plasma 600hz 50" out in our hot tub enclosure, the oldest screen by far at our place in Calgary, but it still works well, and there is some advantages in certain light conditions with plasma - old school, but it wasn't bad. I often wonder what a 4k type res plasma analogue would look like these days.
In the 90s I had a 36" crt, which was not all that common when I first bought it in 94, and everyone would lose their brains over how big it was. Hard to believe I grew up on a 19", and in my bedroom I had a 14" and considered myself lucky to have cable in my room so I could watch MASH every night before lights out.
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