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Have you O'deed on KippyNaya? Thats an excellent unit. Turn the Brightness and contrast down to 50% right now!!!!.
Whew, glad we got that done.
Next, Google ISF or Imaging Science Foundation and find a certified & respected calibrator in your area, (you can ask in the appropriate area of AVS for recommendations) and have your unit done after approximately 100hrs of breakin time.
Regarding CRTs. Respected display technology reviewers have suggested that the only technology that approaches the overall picture quality of a CRT unit are the relatively new LCOS or D-ILA displays (still pricey in comparison to CRT).
The following explanation re direct view and rearproj CRT was given to me as a non techie.
Direct view 1 Gun or tube that you watch directly.
CRT RPTV 3 Black & white guns each gun has a spearate color filter green,red,blue.
These are focused to a single spot on a mirror and reflected onto your screen.
The biggest problem with CRT RPTVs has been the fact that once you pass the 40" size their sheer bulk dominates any room they are in and are relatively ugly in the light of day and will screw up a potentially lovely decor.
On the other hand, if you can dedicate a media type room where you watch HDTV/DVDs, listen to Music and also Surf the Net with the family on the wide screen, as long as it's properly calibrated (payed for with the ton of money you saved over Plasma), it will last you well over a decade and provide images that your freinds with those skinny screens might just envy.
One last thing, I have a Tosh 65H80 (Oct 2000). It has been calibrated with touchups every few years. I use it for all of the Media room activities listed above. I can also honestly say that the set has been on for an average of 6hrs a day since I purchased it for $7000.00 Cdn and thanks to the ISF calibration there is not a hint of BURNIN.
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