Would be interesting to see if people still do. I do, and I'm using it right now. It's starting to show a little bit of character, as if say I'm looking at a relatively dark photo or video, sometimes the whole picture turns red, green or blue. It also sometimes pops (probably the shear weight of the monitor on the pedestal), and when it does the screen will show little lines of cyan. So it's getting old, which isn't surprising, but it probably is about time to replace it with a LED display.
I don't know the brand. Now that I look at it more closely it's quite generic, but our previous monitor before this one was a Compaq, and it came with a compaq computer. The colors on it were WAY off, but it had a built in mic, as well as slits on the side to slide on some external speakers. It was really cool, but one day it started flickering at the botton and then it started flickering on the entire screen. Luckily I had asked my computer teacher if he had spare monitors, and got this one I'm using now for free from the school.
Also if you use a CRT TV set that counts also. I do actually :D And it works perfectly, despite getting slammed on it's screen while we were taking it home.
Answer by evinoog · Aug 14, 2011 at 10:28 PM
Dude, flat screens can go from 50 dollars. Why even use a CRT (unless you absolutely need one)?... you just explained how it did things that it shouldn't be doing in great detail, so why?
Answer by EnvoyOfTheEnd · Aug 14, 2011 at 11:04 PM
CRT monitors offer more accurate colour reproduction, so still appeal to those to which that accurate reproduction matters, such as video/graphics editing.
On LED vs LCD there was a video from lockergnome covering that very subject, and it was decided that while LED due to more control of the backlighting did offer a more dynamic contrast, with regions of dark or light being better emphasised, it did lack the ability to control it on fine detaill, with point lights suffering due to the inability to control backlight down to the pixel level.
Answer by Zlpha · Aug 14, 2011 at 10:35 PM
I stopped using CRT monitors about 10 years ago, now I can't even look at them after using high resolution widescreen flatscreens with high refresh rates, CRTs hurt my eyes way too much cause they flicker and have terribly low resolutions and they just look like crap IMO
Answer by Condoulo · Aug 14, 2011 at 11:09 PM
I don't primarily due to space and power issues, however, if I were a graphic artist on a budget, a couple Trinitron based CRTs would far outdo any cheap LCD for color reproduction. But I'm not, so I don't really worry about that too much.
Answer by Compucore · Aug 15, 2011 at 12:22 AM
I still use CRT over here. including my TV over here. They are still working like the old addage says. "If it ain't broke don't fix it." Once they break down for good. By that time I will then eventually replace them. Till then. LCD will wait till I need them.
Answer by Liam Quade · Aug 15, 2011 at 10:36 AM
I have three LCD monitors on my desk, if I had three CRT monitors I'd need a much bigger desk. Anyways my dad still uses a CRT on his computer although that's his home computer that he rarely uses. He usually just uses his work computer for things which is an HP notebook computer. And up until just a couple of years ago my family was still using CRT TVs just because the old ones we had still worked completely fine, we had to replace them with new LCD TVs as soon as they started to die though.