Originally Posted by justsc
About horizontal resolution - no tube tv can resolve the full hd signal. The best out there resolves about 1440 lines of horizontal resolution. The rest range from 800 to 1100.
I think in practical terms (using real test patterns) this is true, but some CRTs are very good. These are computer or studio monitors, though, not consumer TVs. For example a Sony 19" monitor with a .24mm grill aperture pitch has a "physical" resolution of over 1600 lines horizontal, and a constant pitch over the entire flat screen, as opposed to the variable pitch (denser in the center) of the slimfit and other flat screen TVs.
If you want a true HD display, though, you're better off with an LCD than a CRT. At a big sacrifice in contrast, of course (and maybe response time).