Looking around in shops recently I've noticed that no CRT TVs on the market are HD ready. I know the trend these days is for plat panel plasmas and lcds but I'm wondering if there's some technical reason why a CRT TV can't be HD ready or whether it's a cynical marketing ploy to force us to ditch our old sets earlier than we need to in favour of flat panel screens that generally don't offer as good a picture, but carry the all-important HD ready tag.
Ah just what I suspected! It can be done, it's just the manufacturers want us to buy these high-price flat screens. The article mentions it costing 350 quid. You'd never be able to find a 32" HD-ready LCD for that price!
We have a 32 inch Sony CRT set and have been looking at buying a similar size LCD screen but are continually disappointed with the picture quality demonstrated on the LCDs. The CRT set is consistently much better than the demos. Some computer driven demos are impressive but not natural. Alan Ward’s impression is quite the oposite of mine.
I'now trying to sell a Panasonic 28" CRT, can't give it away!! Just bought 37" Panasonic Plasma (HD) and have a 50" Fujitsu (58 series) coming in a couple of days. to me knocks spots off of any LCD as I did intend to get a 32" LCD, until I viewed them... Heat hazy picture, bad motions and bad viewing angles unless viewing straight on. Really pleased with the 37" Plasma Anyone want to buy a Panasonic CRT??!! would never go back!!
Thanks for that Foneman!! yeah I guess it would cost more to deliver than I would get, It's a shame as it's in perfect condition with a perfect picture and prologic with 4 speakers...great in it's time!!
Thanks to all those who offered advice. I have now purchased a Panasonic PDP-436VDE which is amazing even with a viewing distance of only 2.5 mtrs. Good enough that with good broadcasts I have no drive to consider HD, and I have seen HD working in a realistic environment. I also have a Marantz 9600 and the two together give a real cimema like experience.
I saw a Samsung CRT claiming to be HD ready in BIG W (Woolworths) Edinburgh earlier this week. It was fairly stylish at at £449 possibly a bargain. I have an LCD Samsung which is ace but I haven't done any HD as yet due to sources being a rip off (Sky) an programming minimal. Did speak to an Amercan of holiday who is getting 100's of cable HD source for $20 a month! Lets hope we catch up soon.