Well my girls got married and now I have 3 young, strong son-in-laws to help me do the heavy stuff.
Yes CRTs have the best picture!!! Yes they are heavy!!!!
Just like you PC monitor have different resoultions, a CRT HDTV will change resoultions to fit the signal source.
LCD,PLasma,DLP and LCoS set can not do this.
This is why CRT looks the best on ALL kinds of video.
Hopefully one of the BBY or CC form members will give you suggestions about which is the best slim line to buy. I remember there was some posting last year about problems.
I have 26" Phillips HD-CRT in the bedroom, great picture, it wieghts 89lbs. John
I want a new tv that has HDTV and I'd like one that's light and easy to carry since I live in apartments and might move regularly with only my family (all girls)as help. Right now I have a 27" flat screen tube tv and it's so bulky and heavy, we can barely lift it together. I also want something that will last a long time. My current RCA is only 3 years old and is already going out several times daily, so I won't even consider that brand.
I'm considering getting an lcd, preferably a 32" since that's the biggest I can afford-- there was a 32" Samsung at Best Buy that I liked. I watch tv- cable and network, not all HD- and movies a lot, so I want something w/ a really a good picture for everything and good colors (don't care how video games look).
However, after reading reviews here it seems like LCDs have a lot of image quality problems and need a lot of tweaking to get a good picture. Without seeing for myself it can be hard to see what people mean by poor image and people probably have different standards. If someone could answer my questions, that'd be helpful. I'm not very tech savvy, so choosing a tv has become daunting.
-Do lcds have a worse image than CRTs in some cases?
-The guy at best buy told me lcds don't look that great w/ regular cable, so I'd want digital cable. But what if I can't get digital cable where I move? I'd hate to spend $2000 on a tv and end up w/ a crappy picture, or one no better than what I've got w/ my analog tube now (which usually is pretty good).
-Do lcds only have great image quality for HD channels?
-My sis has a small (maybe 20") lcd (forget the brand, but not well known) and the picture (imo) is bad. But I hooked up a tube in her room and the picture is much better-why is that?
So now I'm thinking maybe I should buy a slimfit tube tv since they come in hdtv too and they're cheaper (hopefully lcds will improve and decrease in price in the next few years).
-I haven't seen one at the store (I was only thinking lcds at the time), so does anyone know if they're easy to move?
-Is the picture from an hdtv tube tv as good as an lcd? Is it better in some cases?
-Any suggestions for a good one?