Originally Posted by nashou66 /forum/post/14206707
there are many arguments, one thing though if you play alot of video games is the refresh on Crts can go much higher and also its a faster redraw which is great for fast moving objects, you do not get that comet trail affect as much. Aslo they last a lot longer but have more up keep, With an old CRT you can keep fixing them with most Digital once they are out of warranty they are in the trash.I have accumulated a few Marquee projectors and my oldes is from 1994 and works great one board since i owned it went bad and I had the spare PJ to replace it . Parts are everywhere and its usually just pulling aboard and swapping a new one and your ready to ga after reconvergance and set up. If you like to tinker CRT is for you, its a fun Hobby.
Originally Posted by David_Web /forum/post/14206873
Digitals are great. You could just plug them in, adjust focus and lens shift and be up and running.
CRT however is a hobby. if you want to learn how it works and how to set it up and accept that you have to spend a lot of time with it. I say go for it.
I can't wait to start playing games on my Marquee. I has taken many hours of bleeding tubes, setting up, finding a better chassie and do it all over again, fixing color filtered lenses, fixing adapters. And then I have many hours of setting it up ahead if me. Sticking my hands near 34.9kV tinkering with magnetics. Hours of convergence. Not to mention mechanical setup.
Yep it's a hobby.
So you see. There is no VS. Only different requirements.
*edit* both suffer from convergence error. On a CRT you can correct it. On a digital you can't. Many hours of pure fun if you are picky.
Originally Posted by xiv_R_A_I_D_E_R_ /forum/post/14207012
So basically your saying both CRT & Digital projector's have overall the same picture but CRT projector's need more maintenance right?
Originally Posted by nashou66 /forum/post/14207113
This is where the argeumants come in, it all depends on what you want, and how long you plan on keeping your PJ. Us CRT guys love the film like image of CRT and the "tweeking" capabilities of CRT. Digitals are basicaly plug , go, then eventually throw. CRT's can last forever basicaly, if you find a set with nice tubes you should have at leat 5000-10000 hours of veiwing before needing new tubes, they dim far slower than a digitals bulb, after only 100 hours a digitals buld looses almost 20% output whereas a tube will loose nothing in that same period of time. You have to see both in person to decide for yourself.
Read this http://www.curtpalme.com/CRTPrimer.shtm there is a lot of great info there.
Like i said you need to seea good set up crt to apreciate it. Post your location and I am sure someone near you would love to show off CRT for you.
Originally Posted by PeriSoft /forum/post/14209414
And to correct some (kinda) misinformation - digitals rarely have any kind of noticeable convergence problems. These guys are talking about hot-**** three panel DLPs that are on the bleeding edge and, it seems, suffer from teething problems. I use digital PJs in my work - LCD and DLP, three-panel for the LCDs - and have *NEVER*, repeat: NEVER found significant convergence errors. I've seen literally hundreds of them, and they're all installed on motion platforms that pound the ever-loving crap out of them.
Originally Posted by Gino AUS /forum/post/14210321
Just to give my 2c, I've only seen 6 digital projectors, and all of them had some degree of misconvergence. These projectors ranged from $500 up to $15000.