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Man, more and more issues seem to surface... I really want to like this LG, too. I am a former (thank god) BB employee, who was very close to buying the Samsung SlimFit for my bedroom. But I think I am still going to look further into the LG SuperSlim, since I don't game much anymore.
Unfortunately, I don't think they'll perfect the concept of slim CRT anytime soon. I think it has to do with the way slim CRT's are made. With traditional non-slim CRT sets, (Sony, Toshiba, Philips, etc.) two picture tubes are used to give a widescreen aspect. This is why 16:9 CRT's weigh SO much more than 4:3 sets. Due to the way that slim CRT's taper in the back and present a much smaller footprint, one traditional tube is used. With this one tube, the set must be able to fill a widescreen area, this is accomplished by several methods; using bigger phosphors, slightly stretching the image, etc. This obviously presents many different consequences, as we're beginning to see with ALL slim sets, regardless of manufacturer. From bowing to blurred edges, these are just the side-effects of having one tradional tube present a 16:9 widescreen image.
For my use of simple TV watching, (in all formats) I thought the Samsung SlimFit would be the way to go. Finding out that the LG seems to "blow the Sammy away," I'm still quite intrigued by the unit. I just need to check it out in person, before I proceed to order it. I am an authorized dealer for LG, so I can't really 'check it out,' without using a traditional retail outlet before purchase.