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Post by gaztaylor » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:44 pm

How long do they last? Ive had mine for about 12 years and its still got a good picture and doesnt play up at all. Ive seen on other forums that they say they are good for 4 years, but thats clearly crap.
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Post by gaztaylor » Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:23 am

My mates got half a dozen sitting in his garage, all work perfectly. I think you're right about them just being replaced by more up to date stuff. Mines not even a good brand, it was some cheap Chinese brand that cost about 70 quid, when branded ones were going for about 120
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Post by Bic Basher » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:44 pm

I had a CRT which blew up after I sneezed!

However on a re-conditioned ViewSonic CRT which I got for a tenner and it works fine.
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Post by Pleasureseeker » Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:57 pm

I've got a couple of CBM 1081s knocking around that are close to thirty years old and still pop out a nice picture :D There's also a Phillips CM8833 thats coming up to twenty-five which works as well as it ever did.

I think that if you look after your kit, it will look after you :mrgreen:
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Post by gaztaylor » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:45 am

I was having a discussion on another forum about PSU's and this guy was banging on about spending big money on one, Ive only ever paid good money for one once and it went pop in under a year, all the cheap ones that have come pre installed in the cases I have bought have lasted years. My pc is always on and I reckon that all the switching on and off causes more damage to a psu and wears it out quicker than leaving it on all the time.
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Post by Pleasureseeker » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:20 pm

And wouldn't you know it!

Had a thirteen-month-pld PSU go BOOM!!! this AM taking out an i7-975 CPU, 16GB of RAM and the mobo as well :( All hard and optical drives are OK though :D

Just spent a few hours restoring data to the backup machine so, apart from Office, I'm now good to go :mrgreen:

I gotta say that I don't think hardware is as well made these days as it used to be :/
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Post by gaztaylor » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:48 am

The old one in the warehouse at work is on 24/7/365 and is so full of dust it weighs a ton but it has been on the go for about 6 years without a problem and it gets real abuse
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Post by Bic Basher » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:42 pm

Argos still use CRT monitors for their stock check systems.
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Post by gaztaylor » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:56 am

My mate has a 300 quid tft and he has a dead pixel, just one, right in the middle of the screen, completely ruins the picture!
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Post by Art Van De Lay » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:06 pm

My CRT lasted around 15 years - we do have like 20 year old monitors at work though, still bloody good though
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Post by century » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:47 am

The Philips CM8833 was my first Monitor from 1982 still doing fine with my Amiga 500+

I now am using a 22" TFT from Philips but I have 22" CRT Backup - that SOB weighs 28 kg!!!!
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Post by gaztaylor » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:04 am

I see the Comodore 64 is coming back, exactly the same layout as before except with an Intel Atom cpu and nVidia graphics and more memory
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Post by Bic Basher » Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:10 pm

gaztaylor wrote:I see the Comodore 64 is coming back, exactly the same layout as before except with an Intel Atom cpu and nVidia graphics and more memory
You can't beat the sound of the old 64 keyboard.
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Post by gaztaylor » Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:23 pm

They were great werent they?
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Post by Bic Basher » Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:10 pm

gaztaylor wrote:They were great werent they?
I had a Commodore +4 which was the crappiest piece of kit even known to man, going to the 64 was like upgrading from a Robin Reliant to a Rover Vanden Plus!
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Post by Art Van De Lay » Sun May 29, 2011 6:46 pm

They were not built to last, like Spectrum.
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Post by WCC » Sun May 29, 2011 7:30 pm

I no longer have a CRT monitor, although I work in IT, and we're still collecting the odd one or two to be replaced.

However, I do have a 28" widescreen TV here at home... I got it free when a girl at work was replacing it with a modern telly of some kind. It was going to whoever had the smallest TV in the office - my old 20" CRT 'won'... Fortunately, I also keep tropical fish, so I had a spare stand sturdy enough to support the weight! Getting it from my car into the house and on the stand (on my own...) was fun though.
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