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WTH is this thread blathering on about?  tongue_smile.gif

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Yo, one thing I truly miss about Hd CRTs... their perfect 'upscaling'. Why the hell is it that old technology can still compete with new tech on certain things?

My friend's Sony wega Hd CRT was a monster in size ANd picture quality. Everything, whether, SD, or HD looked phenomenal. The input lag, was non-existent too. Too bad that thing at 34" weighed more than my 65" plasma. XD
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Yo, one thing I truly miss about Hd CRTs... their perfect 'upscaling'. Why the hell is it that old technology can still compete with new tech on certain things?

LCD is a compromise and attempt to make displays more functional, CRT is just about performance. That's a rough approximation, but it's kind of how it plays out IRL (also remember that CRT has what? 60 years of R&D behind it; let's look at LCDs in the year 2070 and see how they're doing).

The scaling is just because they don't have a fixed resolution - fixed pixel displays are really the downfall of video fidelity afaic. There's a reason I also like film.

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My friend's Sony wega Hd CRT was a monster in size ANd picture quality. Everything, whether, SD, or HD looked phenomenal. The input lag, was non-existent too. Too bad that thing at 34" weighed more than my 65" plasma. XD

I have one of those there TVs - ~100kilos of awesome - I've seen the 40" Trinitrons as well (some 160 kilos); absolutely a sight to behold. Against anything. The Barco projectors I've only seen/worked with in viz environments (where I was not allowed to "play") - very impressive but they do BORING things with them. I don't care about air traffic or military; I want to play vidyagames!
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What was that tech that was going to be like a flat screen CRT, but ended up being discontinued? That would've been my tech of choice.

edit: oh yeah, SED.

R.I.P.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/22/12 at 3:44pm
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What was that tech that was going to be like a flat screen CRT, but ended up being discontinued? That would've been my tech of choice.
edit: oh yeah, SED.
R.I.P.

You mean Trinitron? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitron ?

Oh, saw the Edit in the quote - SED. Yeah that's mired in legal dispute and development hell. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surface-conduction_electron-emitter_display

There's a lot of technologies that purport to be the second-coming of CRT, and a lot of newer LCD tech that attempts to make LCDs CRT-like. Where I just have to giggle is that: why are "they" spending billions upon billions of dollars to try and simply MATCH the abilities of something that was mass production in the 1990s, not exceed or improve upon it. Sure, HD resolutions are nice, but who cares if the TV can't draw black, or can't draw fast motion, or can't deal with off angle seating, or can't be used in a bright room, or can't deal with interlaced inputs, or whatever else. tongue.gif

And yeah I get that large CRTs are heavy, but that's why we have projectors, wheels, block hoists, etc. Really, apart from the 40" monsters, it's like moving a book-case or dresser, or maybe a fridge. It's not terrible with multiple people. The 40" units are...a spectacular pain in the ass to relocate.

Another kewl-beans display tech:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eidophor
Edited by obobskivich - 6/22/12 at 3:49pm
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Yo, one thing I truly miss about Hd CRTs... their perfect 'upscaling'. Why the hell is it that old technology can still compete with new tech on certain things?
My friend's Sony wega Hd CRT was a monster in size ANd picture quality. Everything, whether, SD, or HD looked phenomenal. The input lag, was non-existent too. Too bad that thing at 34" weighed more than my 65" plasma. XD

Add to cart......    http://www.xgaming.com/store/arcade-parts-and-accessories/product/weiya-29-flat-screen-crt-arcade-monitor/

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still waiting for "bubble chips" that i heard about in the late 90's but, wouldn't that be called USB flash drives now?

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We have an 82" Mits DLP and sit 12' away. 480P to 720P is like night and day, under most circumstances. Going from 720P to 1080P isn't as obvious, but still quite noticeable. Even with compressed streaming content, a person would have to be visually impaired not to be able to see the difference.
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