Do you use ClearType with a CRT monitor?


 Share

Recommended Posts

Ridgeburner

I do, Sony CPD-e540 21" monitor, I was surprised that cleartype looked as good on here as it does, (using default 1400 setting with cleartweak) I would die without my milky fonts :yes:

Link to post
Share on other sites

NeoXY

wow....the 1000 thing really work well....now it looks even better....:yes:

Link to post
Share on other sites

pichu
I do, Sony CPD-e540 21" monitor, I was surprised that cleartype looked as good on here as it does, (using default 1400 setting with cleartweak) I would die without my milky fonts :yes:

Very good tool. It works on my 17' CRT

Link to post
Share on other sites

Rahul

clear tweak is good , thnx

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hupp

i do on my 19" CRT

Link to post
Share on other sites

NetRyder
Do you guys use ClearType with a CRT monitor?

Heck yes! On both the CRT connected to the desktop at home, and my notebook's display.

Fonts look just too jagged without it. :wacko:

Link to post
Share on other sites

Evolution

Nope ;) For me it simply looks more blury than the regular font. Although it might be a bit easier to read, I'm sure I'd end up with a headache a lot sooner. I don't even use it on my notebook!

It looks like the refresh rate is too low :/

Link to post
Share on other sites

BananaMan

I had a CRT up until 3 weeks ago. Couldn't use it, at any contrast settings. The text just looked all smudged. But now on my LCD, can't work without it!

Link to post
Share on other sites

DaCypher
I use it on LCD screens, the ones it was designed and meant for and it looks great. On any CRT that doesnt totally blow the rgb subpixels are so much smaller than the actual pixels at most resolutions that you just get multicolored artifacts around the text, so no, i dont use it. It only works when the subpixels are about 1/3 of the actual pixel. This occurs when you run a LCD (a fixed pixel display) at it's native resolution or when you run your CRT at or near is max resolution, thats why there is option to use "standard." I hate to break it to you but for the people who are using CT at 800x600 or 1024x768, you are probably actually REDUCING the text quality byadding blurry multicolored halos. As for having CT forced on in Longhorn, it seems likely that text antialiasing will be always turned on in Longhorn, CT will most likely still be optional for the reasons given above.

Thank you for the tecnically intelligent reply. :)

I tried enabling CT on my 19" CRT that I run at 1600x1200 but it still seemed blurry to me. Does the standard option really do any smoothing? It looks the same as without the option checked at all.

BTW, CT looks great on my laptop LCD at 1400x1050. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites

BigDaddy

yes, i do it on my 15" CRT

Link to post
Share on other sites

golazo

on mine i use it because the writing looks all ugly and jagged , just makes the desktop look cleaner

Link to post
Share on other sites

BGM

i took it off a min ago, and it looks so FUGLY!

im never going back to anything else...

/me hugs cleartype :o

Link to post
Share on other sites

Bearded Kirklander

Nope. Not needed for me. I run 1600x1200 on a 19" and normal font size with the Windows Classic theme and I can read it great without that.

Link to post
Share on other sites

OptiPlex

I don't, looks damn fugly

Link to post
Share on other sites

DOGglee

i've tried it a year ago with a crt and everything looks blurry...

but texts will definitely look great on a lcd after having it enabled :D

Link to post
Share on other sites

[ timko ]

I've only got a CRT on my main pc and (obviously) a TFT on my notebook.

Tried it on CRT = pants

Tried it on TFT = pants

Solution = I don't use it.

I'm sure others like it but it's not for me (Y) :) (N)

Link to post
Share on other sites

Banzai

I use cleartype on my laptop, it all loosk so much better and you get used to it after a while

Link to post
Share on other sites

Dominik

aaaaah too blurry!! hurts my eyes!

NO!

(19 CRT)

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • 3 weeks later...
valhalla_rk

On CRT, its looks blurry and ugly.

Link to post
Share on other sites

John S.

yes, I've used it since it came out in Win2K

Link to post
Share on other sites

+Ely

Yes I have, It makes text look much better and readable on CRTs too, I use it on my monitor at work and also two computers at home.

Link to post
Share on other sites

ipacers

yeah, I've used it on both my CRT and my LCD. Looks smoother on CRT...

Link to post
Share on other sites

w33zy

Looks Great !

Link to post
Share on other sites

insanekiwi

i used to. i have a lcd by now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Toxicfume

I sue cleartype.

I'm on a 19" CRT - 1280x1024 reso.

Link to post
Share on other sites

This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.