There is an excellent discussion of this at
I have a Sony Trinitron 19" myself and am very pleased with it.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Snyder" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 10:13 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: Monitor recommendation
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Martin Greene" <email@example.com>
| > on 12/4/01 7:20 AM, JackG at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
| > > I have always liked Sony products, but the horizontal lines in the
| > > tubes that you see on the screen are certainly bothersome.
| > >
| > The horizontal lines are intrinsic to all Trinatron and Mitsubishi tubes.
| > barely am aware of them and do not feel they interfere with viewing and
| > working with Photoshop at all.
| The horizontal lines are a design feature of the Trinitron monitors. Instead
| of an Invar mask, or other device, they use a grating that uses two
| horizontal threads to align the vertical ones giving you your dot pitch. I
| never notice them because I know why they are there and have tuned them out
| as white noise. I would rather have a superior monitor with two
| imperceivable horizontal lines than a poor monitor without.
| Jim Snyder