CRT Monitors being discontinued?
Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:18 PM
Posted 08 August 2005 - 06:35 PM
Posted 09 August 2005 - 06:00 AM
Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:35 AM
Yes, CRT's are going to become obsolete, partially due to environmental laws in the E.U. but also because it's starting to become cheaper to mass-produce flat-screen TV's. Don't know if Sony will continue to make pro HDTV CRT monitors as a specialty market with some sort of E.U. exemption (small usage items like for the film industry can get manufacturing exemptions since the environmental aspect is considered low.) But I don't know if the market will get too small for a major company like Sony, and I doubt a small company would take-over making HDTV CRT monitors, like for color-correction suites.
In a way, if everyone in the future is watching HDTV on LCD's or DLP projection, etc. then it makes sense to time the image on that kind of display technology.