It's been awhile since I've been TV shopping. More than 5 years, actually. I've sort of kept up with TV technology. I read all the articles and reviews I can. Five years ago, RPTVs were technologically far behind CRTs. Now, they've caught up for the most part. Traditionally, RPTVs have had a very narrow viewing angle and that's what turned me off to them in the past. They've gotten better, I know. But how MUCH better? Also, nothing competes with a CRT for black level. How much better have RPTVs gotten lately? For what I'd pay for a really good 36" Wega or Toshiba, I can get a 60", 16x9 RPTV. Discuss amongst yourselves while I take notes. Thank you.