Explain the NeXTStation "dim monitor" problem, etc...

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Tue Apr 16 19:51:30 2002

On April 16, jpero_at_sympatico.ca wrote:
> I know phosphors becomes fried slowly from long use but I'm referring
> to cathode emissions:
> I wondered whom is right?
> cathode oxide or
> heater coating?
> I think this is heater coating.

  Wouldn't this be an issue of indirectly heated vs. directly heated,
i.e. having a cathode with an electrically isolated filament inside
vs. just a filament acting as the source of electrons? Some
filament-only tubes do have a coating, much the same as the cathode
coating I believe. Though I've never seen a CRT with no cathode.


Dave McGuire                                 "Mmmm.  Big."
St. Petersburg, FL                                -Den
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