Just wondering about this. There's no question my old 19" CRT monitor towers over my 24" TN LCD for picture quality. I'm sure a big part of this is the superior black levels, and its better handling of the 'almost blacks' But one thing I find a little odd is its handling of defects, especially EE. I've heard this mentioned in other forums, so it's not just my imagination. So far, the only theories I've been able to come up with are; Irregular pixels? I'm not sure about this, but I'm guessing that the way a CRT tube fires, each pixel isn't going to be exactly the same shape & size every time. We're talking about tiny, tiny, tiny variations, but those constant variations might be serving to hide some of the digital flaws and give CRT a more 'organic' look? Greater brightness? Contrast ratio on LCD is usually worse than CRT, but maximum brightness is usually a lot higher. Maybe it's as simple as increased brightness producing brighter halos? Also; I've noticed in comparisons there's a distinct 'flatness' to movies on the TN LCD; could this be a result of the inferior 'color depth'? or is that another effect of CRT's superior blacks?