Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy
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.
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.
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/EidophorEdited by obobskivich - 6/22/12 at 3:49pm