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Windows 7: Old CRT TV Experience Much Smoother Then LCD/CRT PC Monitors. Why?

17 Apr 2014   #1

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Old CRT TV Experience Much Smoother Then LCD/CRT PC Monitors. Why?

I have an S-Video cable hooked up from my PC to my old 27' Sony WEGA when I feel like being to lazy to sit to play my games and flop on the couch. My question is why do all my games look so much smoother on my old crappy TV with 1024x768 resolution then on my 22' CRT or 24' LCD PC monitors? I have messed with settings backwards and forwards and cannot seem to replicate the experience from my TV onto either of my monitors, and before you say it it is NOT a low FPS issue. Running a game at 30fps on the TV looks better then 80 on the monitors, why is this?

I seem to be missing something here.

I should also mention that I can replicate this with two different computers with vastly different configurations.

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17 Apr 2014   #2

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You are not missing anything you actually came up with the answer already the resolution

TV's are fixed res while Pc Monitors have multi resolutions that is why the tv looks better that card probably runs best at that res and anything higher doesn't look as sweet

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_th...and_TV_monitor
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17 Apr 2014   #3

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Because CRT`s are the bomb
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18 Apr 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

It is because the CRT phosphors have "persistence" when illuminated and can not go from emitting light to dark instantly... a bit like a filament bulb vs an LED. That effect takes much of the hard pixilation effect out of the viewing experience.
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20 Apr 2014   #5

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I think you guys are missing the question.

I have 2 monitors and 1 TV I use. One Monitor is CRT one is LCD and my TV is CRT.

My issue is that the TV has a more fluid motion, things look a lot smoother and better even then my CRT monitor. Obviously the image is not as clear as the other two and yes is does look better at low resolution when compared to low res on the monitors but that's not what I am wondering about. I am asking as to why the TV looks better then my PC monitors when playing games even if on the TV the frame fates are lower then on the PC monitors they still look better on the TV.

And the TV is not a fixed resolution, I can run it at 640x480, 800x600 or 1024x768.

Also it is not the video card. I get the same results from my laptop as I do on my PC (Both have S Video ports).

I wish you could see it in person to sow you what I mean. Its like watching a game play video at 30fps compared to 60fps you would expect the 60fps to look better but the 30fs looks better on the CRT TV then the 60fps looks on the CRT monitor let alone the LCD.
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20 Apr 2014   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Randomyze View Post
I think you guys are missing the question.

I have 2 monitors and 1 TV I use. One Monitor is CRT one is LCD and my TV is CRT.

My issue is that the TV has a more fluid motion, things look a lot smoother and better even then my CRT monitor. Obviously the image is not as clear as the other two and yes is does look better at low resolution when compared to low res on the monitors but that's not what I am wondering about. I am asking as to why the TV looks better then my PC monitors when playing games even if on the TV the frame fates are lower then on the PC monitors they still look better on the TV.

And the TV is not a fixed resolution, I can run it at 640x480, 800x600 or 1024x768.

Also it is not the video card. I get the same results from my laptop as I do on my PC (Both have S Video ports).

I wish you could see it in person to sow you what I mean. Its like watching a game play video at 30fps compared to 60fps you would expect the 60fps to look better but the 30fs looks better on the CRT TV then the 60fps looks on the CRT monitor let alone the LCD.

Maybe the answer is anything above 60fps your eyes can't keep up and 30 fps looks smoother because your of your depth perception just speculating of course
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21 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

companies dont sell $700 1080p monitors just because were stupid with our money..

theres loads of factors that go into an lcd monitor that determins if its good for gaming or not.

the response time is the biggest killer. have a tv with a slow enough response time and some people can see the transition of movement, making it appear less smooth. get a monitor with a 1ms response time and all that goes out the window.

also lcd monitors will be more susceptible to screen tearing when v-sync is applied.

if you only paid say $100 for your lcd display dont expect it to be brilliant, that after all is a very budget price.
people who spent $$$$ on a gaming pc then skimp on a decent monitor arent doing themselves any favours.
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21 Apr 2014   #8

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Okay forget about the LCD that's not the issue here the only reason I mentioned it is because it ALSO happens on it as well.

This is the CRT PC Monitor I am using: HP Support document - HP Support Center

Here is the TV (27') I am using: https://docs.sony.com/release/specs/KV36FS120_mksp.pdf

Also please remember I have hooked up two different computers up to these both with completely different hardware and software setups and have the same thing happen.
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22 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

Maybe your TV is just a better CRT than your actually CRT monitor and thats why it looks better.

In the Days of CRT displays facts and figures other than the size werent really released as they were all seen as "the same"
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22 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Randomyze View Post
I think you guys are missing the question.

I have 2 monitors and 1 TV I use. One Monitor is CRT one is LCD and my TV is CRT.

My issue is that the TV has a more fluid motion, things look a lot smoother and better even then my CRT monitor. Obviously the image is not as clear as the other two and yes is does look better at low resolution when compared to low res on the monitors but that's not what I am wondering about. I am asking as to why the TV looks better then my PC monitors when playing games even if on the TV the frame fates are lower then on the PC monitors they still look better on the TV..
The differences between your CRT monitor and CRT TV is probably due to hertz (refresh rate), resolution, and drivers for the CRT monitor. What hertz is the CRT running at? What hertz is the TV running at?

Can you run the same refresh rate and resolution on both and compare from there? Also understand refresh rates worked differently on CRT's than do LCD's.

As to the overall question... it could simply be your TV is better at displaying smoother images than your CRT monitor.
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