Originally Posted by EscapeVelocity
I think CRTs were near commodities by the 90s (there wasnt much to differentiate them one from another they all had Invar Shadow Masks for example *except Sony Trinitrons of course and the comb filters were getting better), there was some movement with Flattening Screens, Progressive Scanning, and then Higher Rez at the end.
What killed CRT was 250 lb TVs at 32" 16:9.
maybe with tubes, there was less. but I know for sure CRT's were not all created equally. the last crt we bought(my brother bought it while we both still lived with our parents) was a high end hitachi RPTV and I STILL haven't seen TV's that could match it in some aspects. it was basically the tv that ruined TV's for me, haha. it destroyed the zenith tube's we had, and put a hurt on the then malfunctioning sony. it was the last crt we ever bought, but it was by FAR the best tv we owned at the time.
I just think there was different things that separated crts. I remember researching things like horizontal lines of resolution, 3:2 pulldown, and I'm probably going to get this wrong, but something like 3DYC processing or filter or something, haha. anyway, I certainly wasn't comparing things like black level, or input lag
totally agree that convenience is what killed CRT. especially the tube ones. from shipping them, to bring them home, nobody wanted the hassles of the big heavy boxes. but I had hoped there would be a market for the RPTV crt's. it boggled my mind why anybody would pay 5grand for a 42" plasma when for 1500 you could get a 70" RPTV. but I learned a lesson, basically that what I want and believe means nothing. that's why while I'm angry with the 'death' of plasma, I'm not as naïve about it this time, and made sure I was 'stocked up' for my display needs before it was too late.