# What's changed in CRT display in the last decade?

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#### ~Dude17~

Jan 1, 1970
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I know things are ALWAYS changing for the computer itself, but I
figure television /CRT technology is pretty much matured.

You can get a 19" CRT for $200 today that has a completely flat tube. I remember high end 17" CRT PC monitors were over$1,000 in 1995.
What was so different back then?

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#### Gene

Jan 1, 1970
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The advent of flat panel displays is putting price pressure on the CRT's.

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#### Spajky

Jan 1, 1970
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I know things are ALWAYS changing for the computer itself, but I
figure television /CRT technology is pretty much matured.

You can get a 19" CRT for $200 today that has a completely flat tube. I remember high end 17" CRT PC monitors were over$1,000 in 1995.
What was so different back then?

mass production , strong competition & price "wars"?

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#### Bob Myers

Jan 1, 1970
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~Dude17~ said:
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I know things are ALWAYS changing for the computer itself, but I
figure television /CRT technology is pretty much matured.

You can get a 19" CRT for $200 today that has a completely flat tube. I remember high end 17" CRT PC monitors were over$1,000 in 1995.
What was so different back then?

Far more integration than before; digital control/generation
of waveforms (such as the geometry, focus, and convergence
correction; a LOT more use of the plastic case parts as
structural supports as opposed to a metal frame to which the
case AND PC assemblies were attached; much less labor
(esp. through automated adjustment processes), and what
there is is in lower-cost regions (i.e., assembly in mainland
China or Malaysia rather than Japan or Korea); and lower-cost
components (and, thanks again to the increased integration,
fewer of them).

If you can find monitors from, say, 1980 and 1990, and open
them up alongside a current product, you'll see the differences
very clearly. However, don't expect the trend to continue - there's
very, very little in the way of further development of CRT
monitor design or production processes going on any more.

Bob M.