|OK, I'll bite. Around that price the Sony Ruby seems to be the main digital competitor for a G90.
- ease of use
- 1080P. I know the G90 will do it, but would still need a pretty good setup to do it justice.
- digital signal path
- low sound level
- no convergance
Just a few points of the top of my head.
These are valid points, but I think they can be worked around. The key in my opinion is buying the G90 from a good reseller. I plan on buying a G90 in the near future, and I plan on using Terry. The way I see it is this:
warranty- a good reseller will work with you after the sell to fix any problems.
I know it is not the same as a factory warranty, but I am more than
happy to have Terry work on my unit in house. I know he won't
be satisfied until the job is done right, and he has always been
entirely reasonable in regards to price.
ease of use- with a good setup, I think this is a moot point. Even my wife can
operate my current CRT with the Pronto remote.
1080p- I have seen 1080p on my 9" CRT and it is stunning. I know it will be
even better on a G90. Is the Ruby going to be that much better?
brightness- I get 9fl from my current 9" machine and never feel lacking.
digital signal path- This is the only thing that slightly worries me. The HDDVD
dilemma. I am confident though that if HDCP is enacted on
component signals, someone will have a work around.
quietness- my current 9" CRT does not bother me with sound. If it did, I would
build a hushbox.
convergence- All about the setup. I have only touched my convergence once in
the past six months.
I know the digitals are getting really good now, and I think that is great. But as long as we still have machines like the G90 and reliable, experienced resellers like Terry, Curt, and Tim, I am sticking with CRT. Just my .02 cents.