I've decided to give up on the 17" crt flatscreen idea, they are'nt really worth anything and I could not be bothered hunting down a good one.
I got one from a recycler, contrast and brightness is at 100% but its still too dark, another 17" curved screen makes a hissing noise at certain refresh rates, I could buy a new one (flatscreen 1600x1200) but not for $80 delivered!? Hypocritical attitude as I bought a 2nd hand dell for $200 ..... 10 YEARS ago, hypocritcal as I've spent good money on cpu's, mainboards, video cards, memory, controller cards but for some reason I cant bring myself to spend not that much money really on a brand spanker 17" flat screen crt, is my head not screwed on correctly? After all the monitor would have to be if not the the most important part of a retro system.
Anyways enough of the rambling, I'm going to buy a dell ultrasharp U2412M, a 24" 1920X1200 LED IPS LCD.
http://accessories.ap.dell.com/sna/productdet … 2093&redirect=1
1 - Because I need a decent monitor for my modern system, since I started a family I have'nt had a proper desktop setup.
2 - I think it could be an acceptable screen for a retro setup as a secondary benefit, after all the image from my 386 looked good on the 42" plasma..
To hook what I assume to be 4 retro boxes together will be something like this 4 port KVM VGA/PS2 switch WITH AUDIO
http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.proces … oduct_Id=418379
The modern computer will have be to connected via HDMI, might have its own keyboard & mouse, 5 boxes, one screen.
Any good reason not to pursue this?