Originally Posted by Vegeta
Which has the overall best picture quality (excluding geometry issues for the moment):
A 1366x768 Samsung LCD or a Samsung CRT HDTV?
This is really a matter of personal preference. Here are the facts; you'll have to decide for yourself which is "best":
The LCD will have much better resolution, and an ability to clearly display whatever fine detail is present in the signal.
The CRT will have much better contrast and brightness, and no loss in quality when viewing off axis (i.e., from an angle toward the side).
What many people find, subjectively, is that the LCD's higher resolution goes largely unnoticed. This is due to two factors: (1) the eye doesn't really "care" that much about detail when there's a lot of movement, and (2) there is extremely little content broadcast today that actually has detail at the limits of today's HD spec. I read somewhere that HDTheater video cassettes for JVC D-VHS VCRs are the best HD material available outside the studio, but I haven't seen one to know.
What many people also find is that LCD contrast/brightness in a brightly lit room is not adequate for best viewing, especially off axis.
What all this means is that if you plan to invite some friends over to watch a ball game, you will probably prefer the CRT by a long shot. Its detail will be more than adequate, and the contrast/brightness and off-axis viewing will make it the better choice.
If you like to watch test patterns at night (like I do), by all means, get the LCD :-).
So why to people buy LCDs? Because they're so nice and thin!