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[filmscanners] Re: OT: monitors (was Re: Nikon scanner availability)

CCFT stands for cold cathcode fluorescent tube. It's a difficult to
drive (electronically) device if you want long life. There are
integrated circuits to drive them, but the external components are
critical. With poorly engineered drivers, the tubes blacken on one end
then ultimately fail.

The brightness of a fluorescent tube is inversely related to the tube
diameter. [Not sure why.] The CCFT is quite thin, and thus very bright
for low power.

HDTV can do 1920x1080. I consider that enough pixels for photowork.  I
run 1600x1200 on the CRT.

OLED seems to be a dead product. I haven't seen one in years. Sony is
doing a rip off on LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon). This scheme gets
rids of the screen door effect in LCDs by packing the pixels closer
together. However, DLP does that already.

If I had a horse in this race, it would be on DLP.
Once the LED driven DLP becomes the norm, this will be the winning

Sam McCandless wrote:
> At 10:36 PM -0800 2/25/06, lists wrote:
>>I used Moniserv in Hayward Ca to get the CRT going again. Most of their
>>business is (don't laugh) CCFT replacement in LCD displays. I've never
>>seen so many Apple Cinema displays in one place.
> I'm curious to know what "CCFT" stands for even though the
> rotation/pivot feature now sometimes found with LCDs seems to me so
> desirable a feature for photos that I'm not much interested in the
> Cinema displays.
>>Sony displayed a LCD TV using white leds at the 2004 CES. Samsung
>>displayed a DLP TV using RGB leds at the 2005 CES. This is a real break
>>through as it will eliminate the color wheel. DLP is good technology.
>>I'd be plenty happy with HDTV on the desktop.
> My workstation is in a corner in what was meant to be a dining area
> between the kitchen and the living room, so I can see my monitor from
> both rooms. If the monitor were, in effect, my TV too, I could get
> rid of the TV. So I'm also curious to know whether one screen could
> likely double as both monitor and TV, w/o any sacrifice in quality,
> sometime soon. I've never seen HDTV but suppose it could be better
> than TV but still not as good as the better computer monitors.
>>Getting back to CCFTs, they really should last a long time if driven
>>with care. The with care part separates the men from the boys.
> This went over my head. I do tend to pamper my gear, but I don't know
> what that would amount to in this case. It has occurred to me to use
> a (Photoshop) "palette monitor" for almost everything else too and
> reserve an "image monitor" for working with photos and maps.
> I'd appreciate any advice about any of this.
> --
> Sam

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