Definition: Naturally Flat: design of cathode ray tube in which the front is flat in both axes. * This reduces image degradation from stray reflections and from distortion of the image by a curved tube. Flat-out clever Today's top-rank monitors combine large size (22" across the diagonal) with totally flat screens in a way once thought impossible. What it takes is horrendously complicated mathematics applied to the electronics for bending the cathode rays so that they converge perfectly even in the far corners of the screen. Plus an aspherical field-glass to bend the light from the phosphors. And the precision of manufacture needed (three phosphors for each of the 1600x1280 screen pixels?!) staggers belief too.

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