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Discussion in 'Displays' started by [email protected], Sep 26, 2003.
My question is partly motivated by the high level of current excitement over the Sony KV-34XBR910 series. Does their new high detail tube change the equation?
Then there's also the Loewe Aconda 38 at about 2x the price of the 34" 910.
Some thoughts on the "detail" statement. A direct view TV produces a white dot by lighting adjacent red , blue , and green phosphors. The size of the dot is determined by the physical size and position of the phosphor dots (or stripes). An RPTV produces a white dot by sending red ,blue , and green light beams up to the screen. The beams can (and should) be placed directly on top of each other , not side-by-side. There are no individual phosphor dots on the tubes , just an overall color , so no minimum size limit on the size of the beam ; at least in theory. Real world considerations often get in the way however , so RPTVs don't always look better than direct-view sets . Hence the "well designed" disclaimer. Weight and size will probably limit the max size of direct-view TVs. It would be pretty tough getting a 400 pound 32 inch deep TV into most homes. I would think almost any set that does a squeeze mode on a sloted or striped mask CRT (or RPTV) would give pretty good detail. I can't see how a dot phosphor CRT could do squeeze effectively. I would be more concerned with seating distance when picking TV size . If you're sitting 15 feet from a 34 inch TV , you're not going to see much detail regardless of the quality of the set.