Hey, this thread doesn't have to be just about TVs, you know! But anyway, in response to...
You make a good point. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, I suppose... I'll let you in a little secret though (although it won't be, now that it's on this thread)... I still like CRT more than any other technology, as they cannot be beaten for their response time or durability. My dad used to own a Fergusion that lasted for 25 years. However, when your CRT eventually goes caput, the problem begins when the time comes to replace it, because now, due to the overwhelming preference of LCDs (and plasmas to a lesser extent), high-quality CRTs are practically out of the market.
I think our TV is about 20 years old, and works perfectly fine. I don't see a reason to "upgrade" at all, whether to LCD or plasma.
When I say "conflict = animation = life", I mean there's no harm in arguing, so long as it's done in an objective and respectful manner. Just because we can argue doesn't mean we have to go to war over it... that would equal destruction, which would equal death! Therefore, conflict and harmony can co-exist. I argue with my brother a lot, but we respect each others views too, so though we argue, we very rarely fall out.
Originally Posted by Izzy Stizzlebonk
I may have subjectively said "slow", but I backed that statement with real figures in real units! How is that subjective? I never go into a reason without doing my homework first! My saying that LCD is slow alone may be subjective, but if I can't read that large scrolling text on the QVC channel, then surely that's a good reason to bring up that word.
We're talking about technology here, the underlying principle that determines the minimum quality of TVs. And believe me, I've benchmark tested LCDs as much as plasmas. I even brought a Sony Bravia LCD (It's my brother's now) that held an award for over 12 months... and yet I felt it was lacking in something essential... something I came to realise was taken for granted with CRT: the ability to grasp motion. And although the quality of LCDs and plasmas vary, you'll find that all LCDs inherit the same basic limitation in their underlying technology. We're talking about TVs that have to lug relatively heavy liquid mass around to create ever-changing pictures, vs other TVs that use relatively low mass elections or gas for the same, but more immediate effect. I'll admit that plasmas have their issues too (screen retention for instance), and although I prefer plasma to LCD, I'll be doing future posts on reasons not to buy a plasma as well, since I believe it's only fair to point out the flaws of other technologies.
Originally Posted by Furore
Anyways, thanks for your comments all! If you want to let off some steam... or happiness, you know this is the place!