Well at the small 'relative' size of CRTs it's hard to tell the difference anyway, esp if it's full 480i and using one of the better inputs. Plus good contrast/black levels/brightness and low on motion blur. I couldn't tell a huge difference between a converter box and an HD tuner on my Panasonic 34" widescreen HD CRT at a typical viewing distance. I moved my seating way up to take advantage of HD after I got the HD tuner and it 'effectively' gives me a larger viewing area. Hard to beat the pic quality if not that concerned about size.
From 4 feet away that Panny 34" looks mighty big!
Hope you are well man. I always get a kick out of your posts.
As they say, the proof is in the pudding. I still watch the 34" Panasonic TV far and away more than the 46" LCD and the 50" plasma. What do I know about which one is "better"; I just know the one I prefer to watch.
Down to only 3 to 5 hours a week but it still looks good
Will this thing ever die?
The oldest set still in use at my place is a 2003 Toshiba 30HF83 CRT 1080i HDTV. I've used it since 2011 when I started the upgrade to HDTV for the home and it was just replaced with a 1080p 2013 Sony KDL-32W650.
Epson 8350 / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
Samsung 51F8500 / Panasonic P50ST60 / Vizio P502ui-B1 / Sony 50W700B LCD
Sony S790 / Panasonic BDT-220 / Roku 2 XS & Roku 2
Samsung F550 / Speakercraft CS3 / Yamaha YAS-105
My TV is another craigslist special, a Sony KV-34XBR910 I got with the stand and remote for $300. Beautiful set, been running flawlessly ever since I have owned it. I don't have any LCDs or flat screens in my place at all. I am dreading the day I have to "upgrade" to an LCD to replace either one of these top of the line CRTs.
Bought 4 sets in the last year a 60" 2013 Samsung Plasma ,a 32" 2012 Toshiba CCFL/LCD ,an LG 42LN5300 LED ,and just last week a new Sony KDL40R450A for my bedroom.
I grew up with 50's B/W and early 60's Roundie then rectangular color sets . I remember when there was only NBC doing just a few color shows a week we had a CTC 12 then .
Why would we need Coke bottle glasses?
See this thread can be used as a reliability metric. Is there one on the flat panel forum like 'Youngest TV that bit the dust'?
The one in my profile to the left is a 1954 RCA CT-100 15-inch color set.
"It's [expletive] lame to watch Jaws, a film that uses the 2.40 ratio as well as any ever produced, in the wrong format on HBO." -Steven Soderbergh, Oscar-winning director