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Why do people still go for LOW RES screens

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Why is the tube versus transistor audio amplifier debate ringing in my head?
    Because some folks, particularly audiophiles, prefer the tube-type amplifiers/pre-amps?
    vacuum tubes - Best Buy

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  2. #12


    Quote Originally Posted by Berton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Why is the tube versus transistor audio amplifier debate ringing in my head?
    Because some folks, particularly audiophiles, prefer the tube-type amplifiers/pre-amps?
    vacuum tubes - Best Buy


    It's all about feedback distortion and the fuzz, man. I just couldn't see the likes of Jimi or Stevie Ray making it on a solid state.
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    Actually tubes produce much more linear power and amplification than most solid state amplifiers are capable of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Am I the only one missing CRTs ? My last one was a big Sony Trinitron and while it was obviously a pain to move, I still miss it... Great contrast, and color rendition, true black and of course no problem watching it from any angle.
    I loved how they scorched my retinas.
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  5. #15


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Actually tubes produce much more linear power and amplification than most solid state amplifiers are capable of.
    Yes, I forgot decibels. You should have heard Zep 1st tour. Talk about loud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Actually tubes produce much more linear power and amplification than most solid state amplifiers are capable of.
    Yes, I forgot decibels. You should have heard Zep 1st tour. Talk about loud!
    Oh Led Zeppelin....those were the days. What's that funny smell?
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Actually tubes produce much more linear power and amplification than most solid state amplifiers are capable of.
    Yes, I forgot decibels. You should have heard Zep 1st tour. Talk about loud!
    Oh Led Zeppelin....those were the days. What's that funny smell?
    LOL! Ahhh.....incense?
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  8. #18


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    Hi there

    We've gone off topic here - but consider an ANALOG signal is what our ears hear -- a DIGITAL signal can only approximate via complex Fourier Analysis the representation of a load of sine waves which is what we hear. The better the Digital to Analog converter in the audio equipment (the DAC) the better the end sound that will be presented to the speakers will be (speakers are another issue).

    In theory a perfect analog recorder will by MILES beat any Digital device - but to build a perfect analog recorder isn't a simple matter especially as recordings are based on mechanical movements of the recording media (stylus etc).

    With video it's the same - an anlog signal has an INFINITE number of variations between perfect Black and Perfect white. Digital video signals even at HD quality have a TINY amount of pixels compared to the analog variations. The eye though isn't as good at discerning this as good as the ear in hearing analog signals.

    Fourier analysis and DAC's are far beyond the scope of the post - but suffice it to say a big weakness in any digital photography is to get really great Black and White prints !!!!

    People who like Vinyl recordings aren't always speaking a load of B/S. !!!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #19


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    Eh resolution isnt everything. Id rather have a good GTG response time and nice color contrast.
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  10. #20


    >>Originally Posted by oneeyed
    Am I the only one missing CRTs ?<<

    Ahh, yes. I used to have a HUGE CRT monitor..Trinitron. I forget the size..maybe 27".?? It's been so long since I thought about that thing.

    I got it from Craiglist in 2005 for FREE. I got a hernia getting it into the car. But, it was GREAT for gaming!

    And I moved 3 different times and each time a HERNIA moving the blasted thing. It was HEAVY!!

    Don't miss it at all...LOL..
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