|"I'm still running a ViewSonic 19" CRT & will probably stick with for the time being. LCD monitors are pricey, but as it's been explained to me, they more than pay for themselves in the long run due to the lower energy cost involved (lower electric bill)...plus they have a longer lifespan."|
Who told you that? :-)
Also, they appear pricier than they actually are compared to CRT. The reason is a 19" CRT is actually 18" viewable typically, where as a 19" LCD is a full 19" viewable. Regardless, LCD's are still more expensive up front, but they do pay for themselves and then some in the long run. Not only due they use less electricity, they generate less heat, and substantially reduce eye strain to boot.
While it's hard to replace a perfectly good CRT monitor with an LCD (I have a 19" CRT, too), for new purchases, LCD's should be considered the de facto choice unless there are special circumstances.
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