Ok, first of all yes a Tube CRT is a MUST for any retro game console like the NES, SNES, Genesis, Atari 2600 just to name a few. because playing these consoles on an HDTV results in a nasty dithering effect whenever the screen starts scrolling....plus lcd's fare a lot worse in the motion handeling department.
But watching movies on your 4:3 RCA 28" TV must be kind of....well, not too exciting, at least in comparison to what you COULD have. a 56" 1080p PLASMA(NOT LCD or LED, as they're just awful for movies.....Why? Well, the motion handeling is just unecceptable, There's possible screen clouding, back light bleeding, typical weak contrast/black levels and because this is crystal display technology you get more of an artifical picture with pronounced artifiacts resulting in one annoying-ass picture based on what i've experienced with several models. PLASMA's are a MUST for film and that's that, they're pretty much like a flat panel CRT with 'slightly' weaker motion + dithering and that's it! :P
However, what i love about LCD's are the amazing brightness capabilities, pure whites and cleaner crisper image for gaming....Those colorful titles such as Mario galaxy, Kirby's Epic Yarn, Zelda SkyWord sword look JAW DROPPING on a properly set LCD/LED. While on a CRT, they look rather dull in comparison.
Anyways, I love me some CRT!
take me back to the 80's baby or early 90's. I've still got my 20" CRT from 92' which i use for my NES & SNES, aside from owning a Plasma(which i use for movies and certain Wii games) and an LCD(which i use for most Wii games and as a cartoony colorful screensaver).
I was thinking of going for a 25" Sony Tube to replace my 20"
That's if i can find one! They're cheap as hell which is always nice and a 25-27" won't be a pain in the ass to lug home....In comparison to a 32" for example! Dinasaur heavy bud!