The biggest gripe with my otherwise excellent 5 year old Sony KP-53HS10 CRT-RPTV is its poor black level stability. Now, I will be buying a new bigscreen 16:9 RPTV soon (either CRT, LCD, DLP, LCOS, ???) and I'd like to know how the current batch of these TV's do with "holding black". I have AVIA, and when comparing the clips that show the moving vertical "blacker-than-black" bars on a black background, followed by a half-gray background, followed by a half-white background, my black level shows how unstable it is. Can anyone who has looked at these clips on their current model bigscreen RPTV tell me how their TV holds black? Now, I'm not talking about how "black" a CRT can get compared to an LCD. I'm talking about the TV's ability to keep the same black level independent of the brightness of the rest of the image.