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Super brightness and absolute blacks are mutually exclusive.
The HD2 SVGA DLP FPTVs are about the best compromise between ease of use, high resolution, decent blacks, and adequate brightness to light an 8' wide screen with some ambient light in the room.
In real life CRTs do not achive absolute blacks either,but generally they have visibly better absolute black level than digital FPTVs.
You need to see for yourself if the better absolute black level is worth the extra effort that CRT FPTVs require. It may well be, or maybe not. I've owned several CRT, D-ILA, and DLP FPTVs and can't go back after being very happy with digital FPTVs.
But like record players, for some people, the best quality (light-controlled 9" CRT) is worth the extra effort in setup and maintenance.