TVs - CRT vs LCD/Plasma
I want a TV, but it doesn't have to be skinny like a LCD or Plasma. Do CRT tvs have the same picture quality of a LCD or Plasma? They seem to be cheaper. Are there any downsides besides them being big and heavy? I am talking the 26"-32" range.
I would want to hook up my PS3 / 360 to it. Is it true that they can't display 720p? I have seen some that can do 720i and 1080i.
Here is an example of one. http//www.amazon.com/Philips-30PW9110D-widescreen-1080i-HDTV/dp/B000H5J0DG/sr=8-1/qid=1171574634/ref=sr_1_1/104-6221012-9646325?ie=UTF8&s=electronics
I think it would be completely backwards to buy a CRT right now. They are going extinct (at least in the TV world). 720p is superior even to 1080i. Do yourself a favor and save some money to buy an LCD TV that can at least handle 720p wink
I got a projection 57" supports 720p and 1080i. It looks just as good as my friends plasma 70". Picture quality and his is running at 1080p. I cant tell the difference.
[quote05fd74a577="ajasax"]I think it would be completely backwards to buy a CRT right now. They are going extinct (at least in the TV world). 720p is superior even to 1080i. Do yourself a favor and save some money to buy an LCD TV that can at least handle 720p wink[/quote05fd74a577]
[b05fd74a577]Is it true that they can't display 720p?[/b05fd74a577]
So does that mean they can't?
And I was wondering because I thought the only advantage of LCDs/Plasmas was that they are skinny. I want a 26-32" TV with a good picture. It doesn't have to be hung on a wall or anything.
Well I just found this Samsung TV. http//www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000F2R5CO/ref=olp_product_details/002-9411694-8440027?ie=UTF8&seller=
It says [baf27244aa1]You'll enjoy 480p, 720p and 1080i high-definition viewing right out of the box thanks to the built-in digital ATSC tuner, which pulls HD signals right from the airwaves.[/baf27244aa1] It also has HDMI and component inputs.
Does anyone have any reasons why I should not get a TV like this instead of a LCD?
That's the cheapest HDTV CRT I could find on Amazon. It looks like it can display up to 1080i (540p). CRT might be the best bang-for-your-buck for HDTVs. Also, once you outgrow it, you can sell it and get an LCD or plasma TV. I'm not an expert in TVs, but I'd rather get and LCD or plasma shrug
I'm not really concerned about the cheapest HDTV, and I know a LCD/Plasma is ideal, but if space isn't an issue, I would think getting a bigger/better quality(?) tv for cheaper would be good.
I would never go with a CRT, especially for HDTV. Prices have fallen too much on flat panel technologies to put up with the bulk, heat, power requirements, and size restrictions of a CRT. I have one CRT left in the house (and I'm talking all TV's and computer monitors) and it's the 27" Sony Wega I handed down to my daughter. It's a great tube, but it'll be my last one. )