My Barco Cine 7LT and new screen has just been installed and I would like to share my thoughts with those who are interested. I'll start off by saying that the picture quality is absolutely stunning, really out of this world. It has exceeded all my really high expectations, having seen a couple of 8 CRTs (Barco Cine 8 at PJ Hi-Fi, Sony G70 elsewhere) and a 9 Vidikron. The projector was expertly installed over 3 days(!) by James of www.crtprojectors.co.uk . Watching James work, and occasionally giving him a hand, was a real pleasure and eye-opener. I didn't know professionalism and enthusiasm like this existed. On the second day he started at 9am and didn't finish till 2am. The knowledge and skill he has acquired over the years means he was able to overcome any problems he encountered during the physical installation, and then through meticulous calibration squeeze out every last drop of performance out of the humble 7 tubes. I can honestly say that, on my smaller screen, my Cine 7 looks almost as good as the aforementioned 8" CRTs. The physical installation took about 10 hours, partly because of a rather difficult ceiling which had to be reinforced. Once the projector was up, it took a further 10 hours over the second and third day to calibrate it properly. It would have taken even longer had James and Henry not pre-run and calibrate the projector in their workshop beforehand. James just refused to leave my house until he and I were completely satisfied with the image. He's even more of a perfectionist than I am. I should mention that the price I was quoted was all inclusive, so even though the installation took 3 days instead of the expected 2, I wasn't charged a penny extra. Now a few words about the picture quality which, in a word, is breathtaking. Without meaning to cause offence to LCD/DLP owners, I would go so far as saying that if you haven't seen a properly set up CRT projector, then you haven't seen real home cinema. If I sound a little up myself, that's because the image quality is so beautiful, natural and three-dimensional that I wish I had gone for a CRT projector years ago, instead of wasting my time and money on digitals. The projector isn't actually all that big, and most people who have enough room for a LCD/DLP on the ceiling would have ample space for a 7 CRT, as the throw distance is typically less than that of digitals. In my case, the Cine 7 is mounted about 10 ft away from a 6ft7 screen, about a foot in front of where my Sony VW12 was. Sure they're a really hard to set up correctly, but the upside is that they've so much potential and, in the hands of an expert installer, even an entry level Cine 7 looks stunning. I can only imagine what a Cine 9 will look like when properly setup by these folks from Norfolk. Here's a list of things, in no particular order, that makes the Cine 7 so good: whisper quiet operation (much quieter than my Sony LCD), accurate colours, perfectly natural skin tones, deep blacks and superb contrast, shadow detail, pure whites, and probably most importantly for me, the sense of DEPTH. I've lost count of the number of times I said to James in amazement, look at the depth!!!', while he just nodded and smiled because he was used to it. What I mean by depth is that the picture looks three dimensional, as if it extends into and beyond the screen. That's something I've never seen on any digital projectors. It doesn't matter what the source material is, that three-dimensionality is always there, whether it's an old black and white film or the latest Superbit release. I've gotten used to my LCD projector where everything was so 2 dimensional, this really was a revelation. Equally important to me is the colour accuracy and natural skin tones this was something I was never happy with on my LCD, even after proper calibration, it just didn't look quite right and I was forever tweaking the colour balance. The colours on the Cine7 look just right skin tones are so utterly natural and often luminous that makes you want to walk up to the screen and touch it. Now I can finally sit back and enjoy my favourite films without being distracted. Playing a dark film like The Matrix was a joyous experience, I've never seen this film look so good since its cinema release. The superb black levels and shadow detail means I could see so much texture in the blacks I didn't even know existed, for example, creases on a black suit or individual strands of black hair. This and the aforementioned depth really makes the image come alive, without grabbing you by the throat. I didn't know films could look this good at home. If you have the space and the budget for a high-end DLP, then there really is no excuse not to consider a CRT. If you can't afford to buy new, then get a second-hand one from Henry!