Hey fellas i know i'm preaching to the choir, but i made a couple videos explaining exactly what we've been talking about. If anybody knows a good ftp site to upload them to you would find them interesting, because they surprised me a little. The vids are ~ 23mb (x2)
I've heard Crt rise + fall times ranging from microseconds to just under a millisecond. I think it depends on the particular grade of phosphors used.