Chuck wrote:mickster wrote:One of the reasons you most likely didn't get any complaints (and the reason some seem so quick to jump to LCD) is that most people don't know how to adjust colors on a monitor to begin with. They just crank up the brightness/contrast to be as bright as possible (just like most tvs are misadjusted in the stores to show an incorrect over bright image). You will get a blank stare from most when you talk about Gamma, oversaturation, black level, etc..... As far as not getting any complaints and people are happy with the lcd, you really didn't have a setup to compare what people were actually looking at. If you know what you are looking for (or have a side to side comparison). You really start to see the differences. Also correct black level helps with the pinball part of the game, not the 'holo' part. (explanation below)
1) its not original looking as far as tube style/shapeChuck wrote:This is absolutely correct. Most people don't know how to tweak a crt to get the best possible picture. Also most people should never attempt to try and re-cap a crt board. So if a monitor is bad, which most are, it should be replaced anyway.
Why not use a LCD?
2) You still have to tweak any display to make it proper (lcd/crt/etc)
3) A new crt monitor is only $140 if you don't want to repair your old one.
4) Any electronics/tv shop can do a cap kit if its above a persons skill
level. If its not above your skill level its $8 in parts
5) its not original as far as the display image, sorta gives a pinball 2000 that 'mame' look.
6) You can't swap your old pinball 2000 computer back in the game
7) black level could be an issue due to backlighting of lcds (though I have not personally tested many lcds to see if this is an issue)
Is LCD better tech? absolutely. Problem is I don't want to play the 'best tech'. I want to a play a pinball 2000 machine that was manufactured in 1999. I realize it can't always be 100% original, but the closer I can stay with that is what I personally prefer.