Originally Posted by darklordjames
I also like how you just glossed over my indictment of a CRT's capability to even produce individual pixels accurately.
I asked a question and you answered, I wasn't contesting it. You're clearly more knowledgeable about it then I was and what you said largely went over my head. What did you want me to do other then leave it alone? To argue it would've just been idiotic. I quoted the only portion of your post that I disagreed with, which was your dismissal of the possibility of being able to get pleasing results from a CRT that had major geometry issues out of the box.
I know from first hand experience and from reading post from other individuals at such forums as this one that it's often possible to get pleasing results from CRT sets that had terrible geometry issues out of the box through accessing the service menu and experimenting with different settings. I haven't had a CRT set yet with terrible geometry problems (Noticeable especially with things like scrolling credits, platformers like Super Mario World where the level ground is disformed in places, etc.) where I couldn't all but eliminate the issue with a bit of work in the settings.
I'm sure it isn't always possible to resolve most geometry issues with every single CRT, but most of the time you'll be able to achieve a positive change through adjusting settings which will largely resolve the issues.