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Cathode-Ray Tube Day

December 20, 2021

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An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 20 of December, repeating indefinitely

December 20
First occurrence:
Cathode-Ray Tube or CRT was the scary sounding
technique used for televisions and monitors
before LCD screens became popular.

Back in the time when these machines were huge and heavy!
Though it seems like CRT technology has become obsolete,
there is a movement going on with people noticing that
CRT still has some advantage rendering visuals
when it comes to games.

Also some older films and series look better on CRT
because they were made to have some light effects tailored
to this specific medium.

Remember some of those SF and/or fantasy cartoons of the 80ies?
They went wild on utilizing the light intensity
and even making use of the risk for “color bleed”
to create unreal visuals.
LCD may be way more energy efficient, easier to transport, many times more compact and so easy on the eyes.
But we still think of CRT fondly …sometimes.





December 20, 2021
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