For the consumer market today, nobody makes a top quality CRT. Plasma and to a lesser extent LCD are much improved. IMHO, Plasma is the best (king) and Pioneer Kuros, which are plasma, are not made anymore. I own a Panasonic plasma, my opinion is biased. To the original OP, motion blur is visible, but it does not bother me. I could see motion blur on CRT's. Buy a new or slightly used Plasma, you will not be disappointed.