Sorry, I just have to crow a little...
I just learned that I have been mentioned on the Curt Palme site, a site dedicated to the best CRT reproduction possible, primarily dealing with the immensely capable and expensive triple gun CRT front projectors, the kind they used to buy $20,000 Faroudja scalers for. It is dedicated to the best big screen picture possible, and ceiling pj people are incredibly dedicated to that site. It's a reference site, it's where the REALLY committed videophiles go to get their systems looking their best.
This was in regards to equipment they sponsor there that successfully transcodes HDMI video to component, in all its splendor, with its resulting images NOT limited or neutralized by HDCP. And arriving at the display fully ceiling projector grade.
So if you have a component-only CRT RPTV and have been considering buying new just to get HDMI, your worries are over. Keep your set, spend a few hundred equipping it with ceiling pj grade transcoding equipment, and continue to enjoy the incredible images your CRT set is capable of, head and shoulders better than a lot of the new tech out there, and standing shoulder to shoulder with the best of it.
I am mentioned there in a testimonial by James A, whose Mit 55905 I just calibrated last week, around a year 2001 HDready model. He swears by it, says his set now "outperforms some of the newest stuff out there"...
Check the Curt Palme site -www.curtpalme.com
and this in particular, it's in the testimonials down below -http://www.curtpalme.com/Box1020.shtm