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Interesting thread, and timely.
I rose through the ranks in the CRT army; starting with a 7" Electrohome ECP3100. Then an ECP4500. Then a Marquee 8500. Finally, a Marquee 9500LC. After which I added all the bells and whistles; MP mods, Tim's power supply mods, brand new tubes, etc.
Then I got divorced, took down the theater, moved, and the projector has been idle for 10 years or so, wrapped up in the garage. I just now finally got a room in the new house that, although pretty small, I can call a theater and have the opportunity to put what I want in there for a display device. My plan was to always put up the 9500LC and jump in but I don't think it's going to happen this time.
One reason is the (new) wife, and, my mom that now lives with us. CRTs take a little bit of fussing around with and I don't want them to have to worry about it (or mess up my baby). Another reason is pure WAF; she doesn't like it. Third is that for a long time it was my hobby and I spent a lot of time at it. I enjoyed it for sure, but now I have other hobbies and don't have the time to go back.
So to answer the OP, I am motivated to part with my 9"er and go digital.
What's the digital projector of choice these days?