Old monitor?

Philippines
April 24, 2011 9:08am CST
Anyone still have the old monitor type, the one with a curved screen and box shaped. I was wondering if there are private schools that still uses that. Because I've heard from my sister that they still use that on their computer subject. There were researches that said the light emitted by those type of screens are 10x more harmful than flat screen led-type of monitors. Is it worth investing in new monitors for the sake of eye's health? So far I know there are no more box-type monitors that are sold in most computer hardware stores.
7 responses
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
CRT/Cathode Ray Tube monitors or those curved screen types have lots more radiation than new monitors (LCD, LED, plasma). I remember during the 90s that we even used those protectors hanging down on those monitors. It sure is a lot better to invest in new monitors for the sake of eyes' health. Monitors can be easily changed while eyes cannot. Also, you'll save a lot from electricity bills and you'll also be able to help the environment with new monitors that consume less energy. I suggest you either buy LCD or LED (although I like LED more, less risk for the "burn" effect in LCDs where there are images left on the screen because it was displayed for too long. In my opinion, LED displays looks a lot like CRTs more than LCDs). I've read somewhere that the plasma monitors consume more energy and they're more expensive so it's best to not buy them. I hope these would help, have a nice day!
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• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Thank you for the terms, I was driving myself nuts remembering the terms. Which saves more energy, LCD or LED? It would be nice to give an opinion to my sister's school so that they would change those CRT monitors. Thank you also for the advice about plasma monitors, I'll tell my dad later so that he'll think twice in buying tv and monitors.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
You're welcome, I'm glad to be of help. I've been searching about power consumption online and so far, LED saves more energy than LCD. I've also read that LED bulbs last longer than LCDs so that is a plus. The only downside of LED is that it's more expensive than LCDs but in the long run, LED will still save money because of lower electricity bills. Yup, plasma consumes more energy because it makes use of heat or something like that to create the images/display.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Thank you very much on the details, hopefully the recommendation on using LED screens would be convincing for those computers in my old high school. It has been around eight years since I saw those computers, and I'm sure there are funds for those improvements. I have little knowledge about techie stuffs so I'm really grateful for your help.
• United States
26 Apr 11
In my school, we still use those old monitors. I hate them to be honest... I remember those old dinosaurs, they were sometimes so heavy.
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• Philippines
17 Jul 11
Oh I remember having them at school too. But I don't know whether they still have it because they don't allow guests to enter the main building. I lost my very old ID on that very old elementary school so I can't really know what's inside that really old building anymore. lol, I feel old already T.T.. Anyway, I hated them for being heavy too because there are broken monitors that needs replacement. I always wondered why it isn't the teachers that did that difficult task (we were only ten by the way..)
• Indonesia
25 Apr 11
hi oxyde_gyabo... I heard a lot about the danger of new monitor instead the old monitor. new monitor is absolutely worse for eyes healthy. BUt, on the other side, old computer feel like not comfort anymore and had a lot of weakness compared new monitor. I prefer new monitor, because I feel more comfort use it and have good appereance. However, to keep my eyes healthy, I will take a break every 1 - 2 hours and rest my eyes -I close my eyes and massage it with my finger softly. It's help!!
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Hi redvakaurvaki! I never heard that new monitors are worse. But I do agree that it's good to rest once in awhile. I rest every half an hour. It is said that eyes gets more rest when you look at objects afar because the eyes are free from focusing short-range. Also, don't wash your eyes after straining it because it dries the eye's surface.
• Indonesia
26 Apr 11
I heard from a source that new monitor characther have the bad impact for eyes healthy. Sadly, I forget about the reason why.
@mrgpk63 (444)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Their Better Period for the Eyes and not Real Harmful at All. As Long as You Sit a few Feet Away. You get Eye Strain if You Sit to Close to any Monitor. Cell Phones are more Harmful then Old Conventional Monitors
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Oh, I didn't knew that cellphones are more harmful than computer monitors. I'll inform my friends so that they'll focus less on their phones.
@zralte (4186)
• India
24 Apr 11
I still have 3 monitors like that. I keep one as a server monitor, one as a standby, and one in the factory - lying unused.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Why do you keep them unused? There are parts that can be sold at a reasonable price and can be recycled into something better.
@edsss17 (4398)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Hi.. My monitor is new! Its flat... Hmm! I still see some old typed monitor here, usually some internet cafes uses it!
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Here, internet cafes that has more high tech. hardware and faster oper. system are the ones kids spent load of hours so there's a tight competition outside. But at school, kids have no choice.. what can I do to urge the high school dept. to change their monitors for my sister?
@ckciasigurl (1570)
• Vienna, Austria
26 Apr 11
in our school yes we still have the old monitor type i have to adjust in that computer my eye is so painful if i am sitting there just for 30 min at first i fill so dizzy and asking my friend that i think ill faint i told to them in our house my lap top on 12 hours my eye is not pain full but i don't know why today in this old computer my eye is pain full and when u stand up u feel dizzy and to think my school is private , because we have this subject called nursing informatics , i don't want to go back there any more but what should i do :( i have a subject called nursing informatics :(