Cissado just wrote up the improvements on his CRT set due to a consultation phone call with me about it. You can find it here,http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...7#post19898447
Here's what he said -
I just cleaned my guns and mirror on a Toshiba 65 inch TV. 65H84
Bob helped me out with the process, and I thank him for that. I didn't do a full scale job on it because of time constraints, but the cleaning was definitely worth it.
The PQ really does improve after the cleaning. The colors, the clarity, the brightness, everything really looks sharper. I turned down most of the settings afterwards. I am definitely happy to have done it, and if you're on the fence, I say DO IT. Surely there are other things I can do for the PQ but I'm happy as it is. My TV has burn-in, so I don't want to keep chasing something that may never be there. Once I noticed the burn-in, I see it too often now, but I still love the PQ.
Honestly, if I could get a new TV with zero burn-in, I would. I would just get a 70 inch or so. lol 65 is almost perfect, but I could go for bigger.
I calibrated the TV with Avia, which is old and not for HD, so I may have to get the HD Disk.
Whether you do it yourself, or with help, DO IT. There was a layer of dust on my 6 year old set and the mirror looked clean at first blush, BUT looking at it from the side, I did see it wasn't clean at all. Don't dismiss the mirror for being clean so quickly. Take a careful look at it. Very small tweak with big results. Everyone should do it.
thanks again bob and this thread, and AVS for getting me excited about my HT setup again. Now to decide which AV receiver to buy next! lol. thanks.