My Nec XP37 Xtra just broke down, after 13 years of service... and i'm on my way to repair it, cause no other technology comes CLOSE to this kind of 15000$ MSRP CRT monitor.
Being a tv repairman and having calibrated many plasma, lcd, dlp, lcd proj., crt and crt projection tv's, i can assure you that nobody here knows the true capabilities of CRT like i do.
First of all, perfect geometry on a CRT (Yes lol, on a 36"... ) Geometry errors are there cause CRT manufacturers like Sony don't even bother with geometry... they stick some magnets at the back and assume it'll pass inspection.
Second : Perfect convergence even at 1600x1200 or at 2048x1536. These monitors achieve these resolutions and make fun of fixed panel techs these days.
Its completely multisync, so even light guns work cause its compatible with ANY resolution from 320x240 lol to 2048x1536 in full progressive and even higher in interlaced. 720p at 120hz so its 3d capable with a PS3 or a PC which displays twin 60hz 720p images.
Perfect blacks, pure white and NO jitter, noise, etc etc.
Have you ever looked at your tv up close and noticed tons of pixels buzzing around and lots of digital noise? Well, a good monitor has none of this and displays true colors and can take anything you can throw at it. None of you guys truly know how much resolution the WII, the N64 and all those older consoles had until you plug them on a true multisync monitor.
If there was one type of tv id gladly pay for new, it would be a nice ANALOG presentation monitor capable of 1080p + like the NEC XP29's and 37's. (Of course, i wouldnt pay twice the retail price lol.... these tv's often sold for 25000$ US.... with them still going for over 1000$ USED these days....)