IE9 uses DirectWrite, which uses subpixel positioning, which (like regular subpixel ClearType rendering) doesn't work on a CRT. Get an LCD, or disable ClearType.

 

Also, I have a counter challenge: find me a 24" and 19" CRT that I can fit side-by-side, with plenty of room to spare at the front, on a desk that's 120cm wide and 80cm deep. Good hunting.