What's your opinion about HD CRT TVs?

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  1. WiiCube_2013
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    I'd like to know what the tech users here think about the early HD TVs which back then were still CRT (or as people like to call them "tube TVs") and also possibly heavy as shit.

    These are my pros/cons list:

    Pros
    - Screen doesn't break (unless with a hammer or something :P)
    - Looks better than other primitive CRT TVs
    - May last longer than modern HDTVs

    Cons
    - Image isn't straight like a proper HDTV
    - Picture quality isn't crystal clear or as nice as an HDTV from nowadays
    - Can be really heavy
     
  2. RevPokemon

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    I don't like them personally as I feel for retro gaming it looks better on a normal crtv (480 p) and when I want HD I like a flat screen as its cables are better with hdmi (which I don't know I they have HD CRT with the cables?)
     
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    My opinion? Obsoleted by current HDTVs.

    Old CRT TVs are goood for old videogame consoles.
    HDTVs are good for current gens consoles.

    But HD CRT TVs? Good for watching tv.
     
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  4. WiiUBricker

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    They take too much space, are dust magnets and as you said, they are heavy as hell. Also I believe they consume too much power? And yes, ever since my old CRT nearly imploded on me (there is a vacuum inside the tube), I am afraid of using CRTs.
     
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  5. purupuru

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    You need a 32 inch non HD crt with NES, SNES, and Mega Drive consoles. Now that's retro paradise
     
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    That also reminds me that you can't use flash games on a HD CRT
     
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    A few years ago I had a HD CRT, when we upgraded I could not tell the diffrence. But then we got a plasma, it was a huge change in clarity.

    Also, crts give me a headache. :-/
     
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    From carrying one of these my back really hurt for a whole day but now it seems to be in normal shape again, thankfully.

    My LED is really thin and I prefer to keep my TVs that way.
     
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    Obsolete heavy energy hungry technology that looks good and has great contrast but could not be justified in a world where energy and space are scarce and inexpensive light energy-efficient flat LCD/LED screen that don't look so bad in comparison exist.
     
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  10. Hungry Friend

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    I have a 480p CRT for my older consoles but I'd prefer to use a more modern HDTV for hi-res games. I guess one benefit of using an HD CRT would be zero or near zero display lag, but those babies are heavy as a motherfucker and take up tons of space as well as being energy hogs. I really like CRTs in general but only for 480p and below.
     
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  11. Heran Bago

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    The whole point of going out of your way for a CRT is retrogaming. HD CRTs tend to upscale SD content poorly and introduce more input lag. Avoid.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    we already had a thread like this one from 1 month or so, ago?
    asking about the opinion on crt hdtv, i remember foxi answering it :/
     
  13. LightyKD

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    I have a HD CRT. I love the thing but it's heavy as hell. My current issue is that many devices these days don't support 1080i and my TV is 480i/ 480p/ 1080i only
     
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    I feel like HD CRT TVs are like the Laserdisc format.
    They were like woah back then. But now they are laughably outdated from every point of view.
     
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    But retro consoles won't output anything higher than s-video and maybe 480p anyway, why buy one of these big motherfuckers? Maybe for 480p they would look good, on Dreamcast or Gamecube, and possibly even Wii.
     
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    You forgot < 1ms response time on the pros and burn-in on the cons.
     
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    lmao I didn't even know there was such a thing as an HD CRT TV.
    D'you think it'd be easier to use a PS3 on a HD CRT TV when compared to a CRT TV?
    I have one in my room and the ps3 does not look good at all on it
     
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    Modern HDTVs have burn-in too, right?
     
  19. Minox

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    Personally I think there's much better technology available today so I see absolutely no reason to use CRT TVs/monitors. Not only is said technology thinner, lighter, more energy efficient and less blurry, but you also avoid having an electron cannon aimed directly at you.
     
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    I don't see much of a reason for one, but then again I'm not that big on going for a retro "experience", considering I generally prefer emulation over hooking up my old SNES.
     
  21. NicEXE

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    Only plasma displays