CRT RPTV "perform horribly in ambient-light situations"???

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  1. Nick Montgomery

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    Hi,

    I was told that CRT RPTV don't do well with ambient light compared to DLP and LCD. Is this true or has this guy been given misinformation?

    I know FPs have this problem. But I have never heard this about any RPTVs.

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  2. Kirk Patrick

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    the darker the room gets, the better they look
    in a very dark room, they look their best

    you have not been misinformed
     
  3. Michael TLV

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    But then again, LCD and DLP look better in light controlled environments too.

    Depending on the model of the crt RPTV, you can remove the plexiglass and that makes the set far easier to watch even with some competing daylight.

    No display looks its best competing with daylight.

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  4. Nick Montgomery

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    With abient light a DLP or LCD RPTV looks a lot better than a CRT RPTV?

    This is what this guy is basically saying.
     
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    And without ambient light, the CRT RPTV looks a lot better (when properly set up).

    If you want a set that looks good with ambient light then the digital displays are the way to go. If you want pure performance ... then CRT is still the way to go.

    Choices choices ...

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    Thank you for your replies.

    Why are the digital displays better with abient light? Is it a simple fact that the bulb they use is brighter than the color guns of the CRT sets?
     
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    That's pretty much it. The light bulb is brighter.

    In order for the CRT to get that bright, they have to make them way way more expensive.

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    I have to say that my parent's Sony rear LCD TV is shockingly better in daylight than my Toshiba TW40X81 ever was, even with it's protective screen removed.
     
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    1) Who watches in daylight?

    2) if, god forbid, this is what you want to do, then buy a digital it will be brighter most likely, and you don't have to worry about lowering the white level to prevent burn-in or shorten the life of a CRT. A CRT is best dimmed down a great deal, so yeah you can have a CRT be quite bright, but it's the wrong thing to do to a CRT, IMO.
     
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    i bought a hitachi 51 crt rp and kind of regret it
    it's within the 30 day return so i think it will go back

    in order to feel safe from burn-in i dialed it down to 45
    even that is supposedly too high

    but for my eyes i'd prefer it at 60 which i'd be afraid to run it at considering i watch almost only dvd's with bars

    i think 30-35 is considered acceptable

    in a totally pitch black room it looks great at 45 (but i'd still prefer it at 60-70)

    but i have decided i don't want to keep a tv that i need to watch a certain way in order to avoid damaging it

    plus i hate the expanded mode which means i have bars when i watch 4:3 stuff

    looks like a toshiba dlp for me i guess

    a lot of this depends on what your eyes like to see on the screen
     
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    I don't feel I need to have a home theatre just to watch the Food Network, or the news.
     
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    People watch TV still...???

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    [​IMG] man, i need to make that my auto-sig ....
     
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    Wow.. I am alittle surprised. I mean, compared to FP, CRT RP is pretty impressive to me in general with even working and reading type light about, even daylight through windows.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys!!

    Very helpful as always.
     

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