Hello, I've got a 17" CRT Nec monitor which i've had since 1998 and so far as worked reliably. But looking to upgrade.I mainly play a lot of games. Now I was told that flat screen monitors, altho more expensive emit less radiation,have brighter displays. On the downside they are more prone to breaking down and their response times are not as fast as CRT monitors. A typical response time of a 17" TFT is probably 12ms. Is there any truth in this, and why is this so? And what is better crt or tft? these are the questions. thanks in advance.