Biding my time (not patiently) saving for a CRT & scaler, I've had what might be a completely ridiculous thought, but without any credibility to lose I thought I'd air it and hope one of you more knowledgeable people can sort it out for me: My thought is as follows - having horizontal raster lines with wide 16:9 images imposes unnecessary strain on the CRT design, since this combines the greatest scanning deflection (wide image) with the highest scanning frequency (tracing out the raster lines). But if the raster lines were vertical, then the high frequency scan would use only 56% of the former beam deflection, and so demanding considerably less current, and giving more headroom within the retrace speed limitations of the projector etc. Of course, CRT raster lines are not presently vertical, but could you get more image performance out of a low/mid level CRT when displaying a progressive digital signal if you could turn the projector on its side (don't snigger!) so the raster lines are vertical, and of course suitably counter-rotated the digital image fed to the projector (as easily done with a pc, I imagine), so the projected image remains normally orientated to the viewer, but with the wide axis now at 90 degrees to the raster? Is this nuts? Even if you agree the theory is ok, would there be any potential benefit in practice, such as allowing greater field refresh rates or display resolution for progressive digital images? Or would horizontal motion artefacts become more obvious? Obviously this could only be done with progressive digital images, such as created within a hcpc or deinterlacer/scaler, but then that probably applies to most hc CRT setups. thanks for any thoughts, I'm sure I'll learn something interesting! Chris B.