I've got to agree with the previous poster. Bought the 3093WH in October and really couldn't be happier with it. I have noticed a few SLIGHT issues, such as:
-Some discoloration in the upper left hand corner when the set first comes on. As the tube warms up, it fades.
-The slightest of bows is visible when the TV is in 4:3 mode (with the vertical black cropping bars. But since everything I view is either in 1080i, 720p, or 480p widescreen thanks to a set up I figured out with my comcast receiver, this is no longer an issue
-Some text in videogames is a bit blurry at times.
But aside from that, I honestly have to say my set looks better than almost any I have seen, with the exception of my buddies Sony KBR34960. But he even tells me that my set looks great.
One of the biggest pluses for me is the fact that the CRT sets can still display a very good looking SD broadcast. I might be the only one, but SD picture on LCD's and Plasmas looks vomit-inducing to me. Add this to the fact that out of 300+ channels, only around 20 are actually in HD, and I really feel like getting a CRT is a no brainer.
Aside from that, even the HD picture I feel looks better than the Plasmas and LCD's. My uncle has a 46 inch samsung he got at the beginning of 08, and I can't help but notice the amount of artifacting that occurs in HD broadcasts, especially a faster moving picture (sports, action movies, etc). Whenever I am watching his TV, I'm silently shocked at how superior my HD picture looks compares to his, and he payed almost 4x as much!
While I love my TV - HD looks great, SD looks as good as it does on my old 27 inch tube, xbox360 looks great, etc, I have to say that as far as High Definition technology as a whole is considered, I feel its kind of a ruse. With the number of HD sets flying off the shelves, the actual amount of HD programming available is appaling (With comcast in NJ, like I said, less than 10% of the channels are in high def - and HBO on Demand no longer has a high definition option).
On top of what I feel is a large lack of content for the amount of money people are spending on this technology (and don't get me started on all the upcharges to get any HD channels in the first place), I honestly feel bad for the majority of viewers, an how uninformed/misinformed they are about High Def. The days of simply turning on the TV are gone. Now viewers are bombarded with terms like 1080i, 720p, digital signal, contrast ratios, aspect ratios, HDMI, etc etc etc. Before I bought my TV, I did upwards of 6 months of research into HD, and even after all of that, I still felt a bit overwhelmed by it (And as a 22 year old who grew up on computers and video games, I'm mildly tech saavy). I can't help but feel bad for the 50 year old who walks into Best Buy, thinking hes going to come home with some sort of super-television. I actually think a large portion of HD owners are, inside, disappointed and confused with the technology as well. But due to the amount of money one must pay for it, few will actually admit it.