[mythtv-users] Which video card to buy?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Mon Oct 8 17:41:20 UTC 2007


On Oct 8, 2007, at 10:17 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> Aw, why?  ;)  Frankly, its 720x348 monochrome graphics were more
>> useful than CGA's 640x200 monochrome or 320x200 "four ugly colors"
>> modes.
>
> Yeah, first they told us that green was scientifically chosen to be
> easiest on our eyes. Then they decided they were wrong, and everyone
> should buy an amber monitor. Then they decide that perhaps "paper  
> white"
> was the best, a technology that was pioneered in the 1950s.
>
> Great marketing: Make everyone buy 3 or 4 monitors with the same  
> resolution.

Eh, it's not like they forced you to.  The electrical interface  
didn't change.  Unlike the TV industry, they couldn't lobby the  
government to force everyone to switch. ;)

Personally my favorites were the amberchrome ones.  Paper white CRTs  
were often too much like staring into a light bulb. 


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