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Old 19th June, 2005, 06:01 PM
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If you take the 'bucket' off the back of the monitor (the plastic housing that attaches to the front bezel of the monitor) you can probably find the label that identifies the CRT tube type. Usually, the label will also tell the phospor type, but if it doesn't, the phosphor type can be determined from the tube identifier.

That being said, Áedán is correct; the color temperature will experience a shift as the monitor ages, and the most dramatic portion of that shift will be during the first 6 months or so of use of the monitor. Therefore, if you are really concerned about having the proper colors, using a colorimeter and doing regular recalibrations would be your best bet. Unfortunately, the cheapest colorimeter I've seen is about $200.
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