Originally Posted by felonyr301
I would suggest people if they hate the TV trend of today to just search high and low for older TVs and get a warranty and calibrate it and be done with it.
I'm actually hoping I can score a good 34" HD CRT locally someday. They often sell for less than a cheap 32" LCD, and will outperform it by a mile.
I talked a friend of mine into looking for a 34XBR960, probably the best direct-view CRT ever made. He eventually found one for $300. He sold his LCD for more than that, and he couldn't be happier. I haven't seen it in person yet, but he says that it has the best picture he's ever seen. Even DVDs look stunning. Blacks are so black that in a dark room, a pause icon on a blank screen looks like it is floating in midair.
I will try to do an accurate lag test on it when I see it, but my expectation is that it will have 1 frame or less at 720p, which it scales to 1080i, and *zero* lag at 1080i.
The downsides to CRTs, of course, are the size, weight, power consumption, and limited screen size (they top out at 34".) There are probably issues with outdated or non-existent HDMI inputs, too. But if you can live with these limitations, it's the best of both worlds -- fantastic picture quality and unbeatable gaming performance, at the same time
Hopefull I will have more to report on this soon...