I finally got an HD signal via the new Hopper from Dish Network to my old Samsung 1080i 27". WOW! I got this TV free from a friend four years ago. His parents had bought it new in 2004 and didn't want to take it with them when they moved to Florida. I had it in the living room with an SD signal because we were pinching pennies and didn't want to spring for an HD package. I can't believe what a rich, sharp picture these old tube TVs produce! It got me thinking about what the upper limit in terms of size of a tube TV would be? My in-laws have a 40" Sony Trinitron SD set that is ENORMOUS and weighs about 350lbs. It's probably the nicest SD picture I've ever seen though. What was the largest (either production or concept) tube TV ever produced? Since tube HDTVs don't have the issues associated with motion, etc...it makes you wonder if there could ever be a niche market for them among videophiles who would be willing to sacrifice size for picture quality. How big would a 60" tube TV need to be in terms of depth and weight?
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1/2/13 at 10:28am