Convergence -- a 5 minute procedure required once or twice a year.
Can't be a very good job after only five minutes.
Blooming -- only if contrast is set way too high.
Or ther CRT has gone 'soft', or the PS is bad or poorly designed from the start.
CRTs age very well, with most light drop-off occurring after the 1st year, then remaining very stable for thousands of hours
Not with the dozens of direct view smaller screen TVs' that I have seen that get darker every year LONG
after the first year! Actually, I can't remember ever seeing a TV loose much outout after only the first year.
Higher power consumption -- is this really an issue?, especially with all the other juice we pull with our HT systems.
Not surprised about that comment. Yea, lets just load up the power grid with hundreds of thousands of 'power hogs'. Who cares? Let your kids worry about that...............
Glare -- True if you've got a protective screen. Just remove it.
Just how does one do that with a direct view CRT?
I don't mind a good debate. But let's keep a little perspective. By the way, we're talking about the positives of CRT in this thread.
How can you have a "good debate" without telling the whole story; the other side?
Sounds as a comment from the White House.