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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Chuck Harris, Feb 24, 2006.

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  1. R10000

    R10000 Guest

    these stupid games arent new,
    i remember the (never settled) arguement over whether the stated size of a
    crt was the visible phosphor area, or the size of the glass!!!

    this stupid scam is still noticeable now with pc monitors,

    i have a 17" monitor here by Fujitsu-siemens - it is almost 17"
    a friend has a sony 17" monitor with what is obviously a damned 15" tube in
  2. not i

    not i Guest

    I am not sure about the US but Canada allows the seller to measure the
    total tube, not just the viewable area.
  3. repatch

    repatch Guest

    Oh yes, it wasn't great for the salespeople either.

    At one point in my life I was a dreaded computer salesman. One time a
    customer came in and started looking around. When he asked me for help on
    choosing a monitor I showed him the choices, quoting the sizes. He then
    pulled out a tape measure and determined that the nice 19" monitor I was
    showing him was only 16" viewable! I had known that the sizes would be
    off, but 3"!??!? I was astonished and actually thanked him for letting me
    know. He bought the 17" monitor, which also measured 16" viewable...

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