I can tell you for certain, almost all of these questions require first-hand experience with this TV in order to answer. I had never even heard of this TV before today, so I reckon the answers you want will be nigh-impossible to learn without getting the tube that you have found. If, that is, you have already found it to buy. If not, I do not advise that you "hold out" for it, because a lot of these features sound like a lot of hooey to me. My experiences with other JVC brand equipment was good, so I would expect this TV to be about on par with other CRT HDTVs of its era. You are just far more likely to come across a great Sony Trinitron or other brand than this one, because as I said, never heard of this thing before today.