Originally Posted by proudx
why is everyone so caught up in sharpness? I can understand for text and computer work the advantages of LCD and the sharper picture. But there is much more to picture quality than sharpness. Video demands good color accuracy, contrast ratio, etc. LCD cannot beat CRT in contrast ratio and color accuracy. While comparing side by side lcd will likely show a sharper image when looking at text, I'd be really surprised if the sharpness could be noticed when comparing a video scene and the overall better picture is obvious on a well cailbrated CRT
The advantage to me comes in games, a lower resolution means less detail and the whole point of HD is for more detail. It doesn't matter though since I've convinced myself whatever little detail I'll lose with a CRT instead of an LCD will be worth it for the aforementioned contrast and color accuracy.
Originally Posted by Wytchone
WHOA really? So no tube TV's are 1920x1080I?
In fact there are but they're either computer monitors that are small and not widescreen or they're $50,000 studio displays. As far as consumer HDTVs go the highest resolution CRTs are Sony's superfine pitch models like the XBR960 and 36XS955 which are 1440x1080i. I've come to realize on a 34" screen anything more than 720p resolution is worthless at a normal viewing distance and with a 1080i/p signal an 853x1080 CRT resolves the same number of pixels as a 720p display recieving a 720p signal; an 853x1080i CRT resolves one third less pixels than a 720p LCD when the CRT is receiving a 720p signal (which consequently is still twice what an SDTV can resolve). I've decided that little resolution difference is worth it for the black levels, shadow detail, contrast, and color accuracy you get from a CRT. I've been watching a lot of game trailers on my Macbook Pro recently and even on this thing (which has a 1080p Apple Cinema Display) I can't see a friggin thing in dark enviroments, it's just all black.