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    Default Koreans Try to Save Cathode-Ray Tube

    the article was to long to post.. so here is the link instead. Koreans try to save cathode ray tube

    sounds like tube TV's will soon by going the way of Betamax machines.. better than VHS, but will be phased out evenutally, for lack of support for them.
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    I think the CRT still rules as far as picture/dependability. If they could just get them a little bigger and flatter they could compete with the newer stuff.

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    Checkout the Samsung slimline CRT's. They are thinner.

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    32" slimline isn't going to save the market........I don't know how much bigger they can go with CRT's, but I won't consider anything under 50" on my next set purchase.......
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    It really is a shame that people will choose a inferior picture from a LCD, plasma, etc. over the far superior tube sets. All this reminds me of when SS gear hit the audio markets and everyone "had to have it" only to discover years later that tube gear really has the better sound. My hat is off to Samsung, LG and Sony for still making tube sets and they will get my money the next time I buy a tube TV.
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    It really is a shame that people will choose a inferior picture from a LCD, plasma, etc. over the far superior tube sets.
    I did this going from my 46" Mits RPTV to my now 85" LCD FP. Less picture quality but a whole hell of a lot more picture and you know what? I'd do it again. With a lot of us picture quality isn't #1. It's been 2 years + now and every time I fire up that FP I get a smile on my face, something that small RPTV didn't do after only a couple months of ownership.

    Personally, I will never buy another tube tv. Once my current 35" Sony dies, I'll go slim-line LCD or Plasma for the house. Tube tvs are too big, too bulky and too heavy. They can try all they want but eventually tube tvs will die.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brettw22
    32" slimline isn't going to save the market........I don't know how much bigger they can go with CRT's, but I won't consider anything under 50" on my next set purchase.......
    Brett, you're just a size ____ , oh never mind. :p
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    LOL..........wow.......
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    Hey Brett, you live in Chicago now, change your location....and don't give me that "My heart is in AZ..." crap. You have been assimilated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PolkThug
    Checkout the Samsung slimline CRT's. They are thinner.
    Yeah but a majority of them have geometry issues that can't be fixed. Check out AVSforums.com the have a huge thread about the PQ on the slimlines.
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    A developing SED technology which may be of interest in this area and is said to use elements of CRT technology to produce CRT quality with LCD thinness is about to be introduced by Toshiba(as usual, initially at very high prices)based on Canon research.

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    Link to the AVS forum discussion, http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...ght=slim+lines
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    Thanks F1 I prob should have done that since I mentioned it!
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    I've got the samsung slim TV... only complaint is some overscan, that's probably comming from the DVD player, not the TV. No geometry issues for me. As for the phosphor spacing, my other TV is a LCD proj, so I'm used to the "screen door". Might be that they have some QC issues.
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    tubes will always have a special place in my heart. But then again, I do care about my PQ. Long live my Sony 34"...I hope she never dies.
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    for the price and picture quality. you really can't beat the boob tube. if you like a bigger screen. then you have other options. but more expensive ones. and lighter ones at that.
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