Ending CRT production was the single biggest technological regression in human history.

Ending CRT production was the single biggest technological regression in human history. Why did they deliberately kill such an advanced, perfect technology and replace it with something that's still, to this day, inferior in almost every way?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it sucks for everything but playing your bing bing yahoo mario games. some of us like being able to actually read text on the fricking screen.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because it was easier to ship, store in warehouses and dispose of flatscreens during the resolution wars.

      >read text
      Only a problem due to shit font selection and HDMI that was intentionally pushed to forcefully obsolete the CRT. There really wouldn't have been another way to convince normalgays to move their 200 pound CRT out of their cloistered cabinet arrangement.

      CRTs were single-handedly responsible for introducing the "Hit it and it will work again" instinct into the human noosphere.

      >What else is electrical in here?

      Modern cardboard desks couldn't support the weight of CRT monitors so they stopped making them due to fear of lawsuits for broken feet when the desk fails. Look it up.

      The gentrification of the regular people through global industrial supply is insidious. Things worth buying get more expensive, but cheap tat that isn't worth the cardboard it's constructed with can still occupy the lower end of the price range and make every appearance of being functional.

      >Why did they deliberately kill such an advanced, perfect technology and replace it with something that's still, to this day, inferior in almost every way?
      Supply and demand.

      Supply and demand is a meme in an industrial setting.
      The demand is manufactured by marketing and needless segmentation is used to reduce the supply to perceived fractions.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        text on CRT was blurry mess... i remember the switch to LCD everything was SHARP AS FRICK suddenly.. they even had to create cleartype or else without it the text is too sharp

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >advanced, perfect technology

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one in pink hairband is my wife.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      post the CRT as proof

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they're crap
    can't display a static image without flickering

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why don't you autist make some garage CRTs instead of whining all the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cant have end users repairing their own crts, they might accidently disable the multiple cameras put into the screens.

      >just build your own industrial base

      lol lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >>just build your own industrial base
        >lol lmao
        yeah why not? why not do something fricking difficult? do all of you really have some other ambition that's more important? you realize someone had to build this stuff in the first place and do a bunch of negotiations.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    False. The real crime was the ending of SED/FED display research, which would be better than CRTs and LCDs at the same time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >SED/FED
      PWMed trash like OLED.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRT is EXTREMELY dogshit at HDR.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      HDR is a meme

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Just say you're too broke for OLED.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >an advanced, perfect technology

    It was from the 1920s

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    kys homosexual, nobody wants you warehouse worth of shit screens at astronomical prices.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was like fourty times more expensive to manufacture than LCDs, so they killed it and sold LCDs instead, but not cheaper, of course.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It was like fourty times more expensive to manufacture than LCDs
      Fake & gay.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no this is the actual truth why crts dissapeared so quickly.
        why would you sell a crt with a 10% profit margin when you could sell lcd with a 90% profit margin?
        who cares if the build quality is bad, there are dead pixels and its a flimsy panel?
        people gobble the shit up!
        thats why panels just keep getting worse

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    money

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Modern cardboard desks couldn't support the weight of CRT monitors so they stopped making them due to fear of lawsuits for broken feet when the desk fails. Look it up.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do zoomers really think CRTs are more advanced than modern LCD displays? Damn... you moronic zoomers that have never ever lifted anything heavy in your life would get miserable trying to move one CRT monitor on the desk

    And damn that shit is heavy as frick because it just weigh down the entire table over time cuz that shit obese like Lizzo sitting on your desk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >speaks like a Black person
      >calls other people zoomers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm just speaking this way so Black folk like you can understand me. It's called getting hip with the lingo my fellow moronic Black person zoomer.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Indubitably, my nizzle.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >t.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >ONIONS
      that one got me good

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >spent 30 seconds trying to figure out what the red circle was trying to point out

    Also if you ever had a CRT you would know that it's a bulky piece of shit and LCDs were a superior product at the time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >LCDs were a superior product at the time
      LCDs were complete fricking dogshit back then. If you moved even one inch to the side all the colors would become inverted. People only tolerated them in laptops because there was no other choice.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't know about you anon but I always sit straight looking at the screen

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i would marry the first one

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's an old picture, she's already dead

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    CRTs were single-handedly responsible for introducing the "Hit it and it will work again" instinct into the human noosphere.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Modern TVs are shit because they are slow ass computers. The displays are fine for anyone that isn't autistic

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if hazmat didn't exist, they're still be around.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There isn't even any lead in the front glass, it's strontium and barium instead. There's only lead in the back and sides as a cost saving.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >crts are full of lead
      No wonder crtshills are mentally ill

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    would.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked to press the degauss button.
    But I remember CRTs being small - now TVs are Xbox hueg. So CRT did not appeal to as many people as other TV became larger.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >yet another braindead post about how blurry cathode ray tubes that peaked at 480i in TV, 1600x1200 at best on PC, were the peak of all technological innovation

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zoomers are obsessed with CRTs now
    I hate you people so fricking much it's unreal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It can all end lcd shill. Just release a 4k OLED hdr ready display at 4:3
      Im serious. It will go away.
      Crt users will still need a machine for tourneys but for anime and light gaming this is all i would need. But you know what it costs to buy one in just 1440p? 3k. Thats the cost of a 17" 4:3 oled.
      Thats never going to fly. Fix this or endure the seething

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        seriously though, where

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          instagram, large cities

          I still have a 27" Sony Trinitron ProFeel CRT TV (with RGB scart input) for my console gaming (PS1, PS2, N64, OG Xbox, Wii, etc.) and a 21" ViewSonic CRT Monitor (with RGB inputs) for my retro PC set-up (for old games like Diablo, Baldur's Gate, etc.) in my house, plugged in right now. I even have a 14" Sony Trinitron PVM and a 17" Dell CRT Monitor as back-ups in my closet, just in case something goes wrong with my main CRTs. You had plenty of time to acquire a CRT yourself, they were basically obsolete and stopped being made by 2007. The Sony Trinitron ProFeel CRT TV that I have, which was state-of-the-art when it was first released, was given away to me FOR FREE because people thought the technology was junk compared to LCD at the time.

          good taste but that image is such coal that I can't take you seriously

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the zoomers give it away when they get in a fuss about not being able to find z tier models at sub 100-200$ and constantly b***h about it. most of them have no previous experience with them either which makes it especially moronic. My favourite examples are morons who cant figure out basic adapters yet go out and buy a $2k fw900.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        zoomers are the right generation to be fricked by the evolution of technology. meanwhile old farts (like myself) never got rid of their CRT monitors and aren't interested in selling them because you will NEVER get anything like that again.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          they are insanely entitled and annoying.
          Get into something 20 years late and are angry they cant get whatever they want for little money. Like that portland Black person from a few threads ago.
          Generally speaking I dont have a problem with them wanting crt's but they shouldnt act so entitled for no reason

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they weighed too much and were too big. shipping costs were high, and building anything bigger than like 40 inches was impractical.

    modern displays are good enough for 99% of users.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not so much about CRTs being amazing as it is about LCDs being hot poop and having far overstayed their welcome
    considering OLED isn't perfect either, I really hope that new SHARP technology that solves everything and can be manufactured using the same tools as LCDs goes somewhere

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did they deliberately kill such an advanced, perfect technology and replace it with something that's still, to this day, inferior in almost every way?
    Supply and demand.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because small will always be better than big

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I still have a 27" Sony Trinitron ProFeel CRT TV (with RGB scart input) for my console gaming (PS1, PS2, N64, OG Xbox, Wii, etc.) and a 21" ViewSonic CRT Monitor (with RGB inputs) for my retro PC set-up (for old games like Diablo, Baldur's Gate, etc.) in my house, plugged in right now. I even have a 14" Sony Trinitron PVM and a 17" Dell CRT Monitor as back-ups in my closet, just in case something goes wrong with my main CRTs. You had plenty of time to acquire a CRT yourself, they were basically obsolete and stopped being made by 2007. The Sony Trinitron ProFeel CRT TV that I have, which was state-of-the-art when it was first released, was given away to me FOR FREE because people thought the technology was junk compared to LCD at the time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >which was state-of-the-art when it was first released, was given away to me FOR FREE because people thought the technology was junk compared to LCD at the time.
      Because, it is for the vast majority of use cases. We aren't running low-ass resolution content at limited to 24-60hz anymore. CRTs had their laundry list of issues that NuCRT-gays love to gloss over. Almost all of the NuCRT-gays are only doing it for hipster cred not for the actual merits of CRTs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If its an analogue or standard definition signal then it is better to view it on a CRT. The first model of the Xbox 360 released in 2005 didn't even have a HDMI port. High definition only really started becoming more common around 2007, which is roughly when CRTs stopped being produced by the big companies.

        instagram, large cities

        [...]
        good taste but that image is such coal that I can't take you seriously

        >good taste but that image is such coal that I can't take you seriously
        That's too bad.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >just in case something goes wrong with my main CRTs
      Almost everything on a CRT monitor can be repaired. The only exception is the electron guns inside the tube which will eventually wear out after tens of thousands of hours of use.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ROFL, nope. CRTs are objectively inferior to most contemporary solutions in the vast majority of use cases.
    Your hipster cred is bleeding hard here kiddo.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's not zoomers that are after CRTs, it's autistic Millennials that fail to grow up and try to cling to their childhood, still living with their parents, and do all sorts of mental gymnastics to pretend they are superior to modern OLED/LCD screens, with their shitty contrast, shitty luminance, shitty color gamut, shitty whine, shitty refresh rates and shitty resolutions
    >but muh motion blur
    you're reading a static page of text Black person

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I maintain that they are COMPARABLE to very expensive LED monitors and are thus fun to have as a hobby.

      They're also a good way to, like you say, get a retro or upscaled look without running some intensive graphics card shader.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Millennials that fail to grow up
      There's nothing worth growing up for anymore. The future of technology and culture looks bleak as frick and I'm much happier using and enjoying technology and entertainment that was made while western civilization was still at its peak. The only other option is lifelong depression and eventually suicide.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All that is good must be destroyed.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    truly, perfect technology

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      WHAT WAS THEIR PROBLEM?
      why they shot their electrons in a bad place?

      another reason crts dissapeared, handholding moronic users like you is much easier on digital tech

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        just send your CRT to a magical hindu tech guy

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    WHAT WAS THEIR PROBLEM?
    why they shot their electrons in a bad place?

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    id produce her production bros

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Some random compenent broke inside CRT
    >Have to unplug it for at least a month before repairing
    You forgot the fact that CRTs are oversized frag grenades before fully discharging.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i am a trannie, how could you tell?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>Have to unplug it for at least a month before repairing
      That's bullshit, everybody knows the trick to discharge a CRT is to hold down the power button for at least a minute after you've unplugged it from the wall.

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >dude just shoot radiation at your face its so heckin based and retro
    frick off

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >i am a moronic trannie im afraid of a TV help me Black personman the tv is gonna kill me aaaahhhh

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is the purpose of this daily thread, our daily bread? CRT's are not coming back unless the supply chains for digital displays are flattened during the soon to be kinetic WWIII. Even then CRT's will not be a priority. Just food, water, water filtration and storage and other facets of survival.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's good to remember what we lost in the race to the bottom to stay motivated in trying to overcome capitalism one day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >overcome capitalism one day
        >s/capitalism/greed/g
        There will always be greed regardless of what form of monetarism exists.

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i agree with you OP

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw no cute assembly line gf
    why even live?

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