Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Oakville, Ontario Canada
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6 months ago, I saw a fantastic CRT based HT (the projector was a Sony G70). Since then, I have been determined to acquire one (I have had an LCD projector for a while).
I have tried many since then and am currently evaluating a Vidikron (and waiting on a promise on a Marquee 8500!).
Along the way, I came across a Sony-1001 (I even posted a few questions about it here). Anyway, trouble was that it wouldn't go beyond 480i and the scan lines were just too bothersome. But, the projector was in a fantastic condition, tubes are mint.
Anyway, while my quest for a "main" HT projector continues, last night, I bought the 1001 as well (for the equivalent of USD 300) and put it up in the bedroom.
The image I am projecting is 72" diagnol (16:9) - and it is simply mersmerising. I would even pretend to compare it with the LCD (with all its HDTV capability) - the scan lines are almost gone, with the image size and what little is visible is not annoying.
The wife, of course, dismissed it as merely another display of obssesive behaviour that until now, she thought was reserved for speakers and amplifiers etc.!
Must start a CRT Newbie Support Club.