[opendtv] Re: EU and CRTs

  • From: Jeroen Stessen <jeroen.stessen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 14:49:22 +0200

Hi, 

Mark Schubin: 
> I'm trying to get a handle on why the RoHS and WEEE are supposed to be 
> putting an end to professional CRT-based monitors.

If apparently it isn't for the lead contained in the glass (which 
is in a very inert form anyway, and therefore relatively safe) 
then it must be for something else. Maybe it's the lead in the 
solder joints on the PCB, and the manufacturer has not yet switched 
to a lead-free solder process. (Not so trivial.) 
Or maybe it's the cadmium in the phosphors, I seem to recall that 
when we switched to cadmium-free red phosphor the color point 
deviated further from EBU-red. Or maybe it's something in the 
shadow mask, or fire retardants in the cabinet, or ..., or ... 
It could be any number of things, no point in guessing. 

This message seems to hint at a worthy successor to the CRT: 
  
http://news.com.com/2100-1041_3-6122031.html?part=rss&tag=6122031&subj=news

Greetings, 
-- Jeroen

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