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Old 08-07-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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1)Have you dumped old crt tv for a plasma or lcd tv and and what brand have you bought, what size have you bought and for what room. They are so cheap right now it is a must for everyone

2) I bought a samaung 450 series lcd 32 inch and what differenc from my crt tv which broke. I am 7 feet away and the 32 inch I bought for my bedroom seems okay, so I wonder if the 37 inch lnch my 2nd bedroom will be too big 7 feet away. I plan to get a 42 inch 1-80p for my living room and be gone with these crt tvs
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:10 PM
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I think it's wasteful to "dump" perfectly good CRT TVs. They can be used to receive digital signals with a set-top box. My 13 and 14 year old TVs look pretty darn good when they're playing back DVDs or HDTV with my set-top box.
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Old 08-07-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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I think it's wasteful to "dump" perfectly good CRT TVs. They can be used to receive digital signals with a set-top box. My 13 and 14 year old TVs look pretty darn good when they're playing back DVDs or HDTV with my set-top box.
How can you campare a lcd tv with 720p or 1080p vs a crt tv that has only 480 resolution. more and more tv stations are going high definition.
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Old 08-07-2008, 09:40 PM
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How can you campare a lcd tv with 720p or 1080p vs a crt tv that has only 480 resolution. more and more tv stations are going high definition.
I refuse to pay through the nose for digital cable, so even if I had a DTV-capable set, I would only be getting my local broadcasters in HD.

Prices are coming down dramatically every year. I'd rather wait another couple of years and see how cheap they get. I can live with with the resolution difference for that long.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:14 AM
 
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hell no, the really nice 52" LG HD tv is perfect but the true way to play sega genesis or atari 2600 is with an old wooden piece of crud.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:08 PM
 
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Yes, nothing you watch has a faster response time than a CRT, for gaming and motion capture. If you get an LCD set, try to get one with 6ms or less response time. Would not get a 1080P set unless you want to hook up a blue ray DVD. They dont broadcast in 1080P over the air or with cable, the max resolution is 720P or 1080i right now. You cant tell the difference anyway, unless your just a couple feet away from the screen.

A small CRT set with raster of 15" or less is kinda dumb to throw out. Such a small picture with 480 lines vs 720 will not be a very noticable loss of picture quality. Beware that LCD screens are fragile, a friend of mine threw an empty 20 oz plastic soda bottle and hit his TV screen, causing instant failure.
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Old 08-08-2008, 08:42 PM
 
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I miss CRT's. I had a very nice 22" one that died not too long ago that I paid around 2k for when I bought it. I haven't found an LCD to come even close to its picture and capabilities yet.

What I really hate about LCD's is their "native resolution". Thats such a pain in the rear. With CRT's, every resolution acted as if it was native. I didn't have to worry about running at a certain resolution to get the best picture, because it had the ability to handle any just as well.

In many ways, LCD's and Plasmas have been a step down in power.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:24 AM
 
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I miss CRT's. I had a very nice 22" one that died not too long ago that I paid around 2k for when I bought it. I haven't found an LCD to come even close to its picture and capabilities yet.

What I really hate about LCD's is their "native resolution". Thats such a pain in the rear. With CRT's, every resolution acted as if it was native. I didn't have to worry about running at a certain resolution to get the best picture, because it had the ability to handle any just as well.

In many ways, LCD's and Plasmas have been a step down in power.
There's an easy solution to the native resolution problem: get an HDTV with 120Hz refresh rate. That way whether your input device has a 24, 30, or 48 frames per second, a 120Hz frame rate is essentially "native" to all of them since they are all divisors of 120. The better 120Hz TVs will even "un-do" the 3:2 pull-down from a standard DVD player. Additionally, I believe HD broadcasts of 24fps content comes with a header that tells a receiver how to process the signal in 3:2 pulldown, and a 120Hz TV is essentially capable of ignoring that instruction and displaying the broadcast in its original format.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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But LED DLP's by Samsung are really the much smarter way to go, especially in screen sizes of 50" or more because you get a heck of a lot more bang for your buck. It's also the greenest kind of TV because it takes less power and runs much cooler.
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:53 PM
 
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I have yet to see a DLP set that doesn't have horrendously lousy viewing angles and even lose some of the picture in the corners when viewed from straight on.

You can't wall-mount a DLP either.
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