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Okay, I wanna set the record straight. For all of you out there who responded to my previous email last week, mucho thanks and love. I had an opportunity to spend some serious time with two guys here who were gracious enough to let me come into their homes and witness cinema the way it was meant to be...........................glorious!!! I have been a long time LCD/DLP user and never gave a thought to how it would be to see a properly setup CRT............until this past weekend. I couldn't believe the kind of imagery I was witnessing. The claims that CRT is "filmlike", "3 dimensional", "rich blacks", "natural colors". These were all adjectives used to describe CRT that all of you by now know well. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it myself. I only wish I had known sooner. I could have saved myself years of wondering, "what if?" That question has been answered now, and it's going to take a major leap in digital technology before I'll believe that DLP can equal and/or surpass the setups I saw this past weekend. I want to publicly thank Deron and Ed sat with me and helped this newb see what all the hubbub was about. Much thanks to AVSForum too, without this site, I would have never meandered over to this place. Okay, enought kiss ass, I've settled down now, but damn I am sure excited about what CRT I'll end up with.
 

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I think it's only a question of money now. The new 3 chip dlps are rumoured to be quite acceptable. Maybe not up to CRT in resolution but very good nonetheless.
 

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Raoul, not to let the steam out of the balloon. But I saw the 3 chippers at CES, they aren't at CRT levels yet. At least not the ones I saw this past weekend. 3 chip DLP price? $33K. Marantz wanted high $40K's for theirs. I know the prices will come down, but when??? I was still waiting for measly 800x600 chips to drop...........that hasn't even happened yet. I'm sorry, but it still has a long way to go. I know, I know, soon. Texas Instruments will milk this for as long as they have to. Another thing I noticed about CRT is how calming it is to watch in comparison. It is VERY soothing to the eyes. Not at all like DLP. I don't see how they are going to get around this, it's in the very nature of the design. I couldn't believe how drawn into the image I was with the 10PG I saw on Sunday, really a very impressive, soothing image to behold.
 

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Another thing I noticed about CRT is how calming it is to watch in comparison. It is VERY soothing to the eyes. Not at all like DLP. I don't see how they are going to get around this, it's in the very nature of the design. I couldn't believe how drawn into the image I was with the 10PG I saw on Sunday, really a very impressive, soothing image to behold


I agree thats what struck me the most going from D-ILA to a 9pg. Smooth and creamy.
 

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It's strange to texturize a viewing experience, but honestly, that's how it felt after about 3 hours of viewing various material. At that point with DLP, I would have been exhausted, but not with the NEC. Madclammer, what kind of DILA did you have?
 

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madclammer, that's very nice............still looking for a killer CRT deal. After doing some research, I'm not even sure which one to go with. I do know the features now though, just not the particular model.
 

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gasman,


Sure, I saw an Sony 1292 on a 128" diagonal, light controlled room, Stewart screen. We watched some 1080i material via over the air. We also saw some progressive dvd via DVI on a Momitsu deck. On the second CRT setup, it was an NEC 10PG on a much larger screen, probably 10 feet wide. It was a torus screen, homemade, silver paint was used with almost no hotspotting that I could see. It was really fantastical. Why do you ask?
 
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