Best progressive scan CRTs

RL123

Novice Member
Hi guys,

I'm interested in getting a new CRT. I'm not bothered about HD (yet) and I'm still not convinced about LCD/plasma.

But what CRT should I look for? I'd like a progressive scan one but is this going to be necessary on a small screen size (32")? Or would a good RGB connection give similar results? I've no experience of progressive scan on CRT, so I don't know how much of a difference it makes. My budget would be £5-600 depending on quality/features

Thanks for any advice :)
 

fire boy

Novice Member
I'm no expert but I think that there is only 2 on the market
The Panasonic pd50 (in 32" & 36")

The other is by Toshiba

I have the Panasonic and I love it but there are quite a lot negative posts about it on this forum.
 

the mechanic

Novice Member
Toshiba 32ZP48p,
I have one and find it brilliant for PQ. Sound is also very good (prologic and DD), built in sub and 4 surround speakers included.
The negatives are :-a slight tilt to the picture (no geomagnetic correction ??), and minor covergance probs (slight bending of image at the sides of the screen).
Apart from these negatives (I personally are not too bothered), the TV is a great performer and feel the overall PQ makes up for them.

All the best,

Graham.
 

per-Sony-fied

Novice Member
I believe there are 4. JVC (model unknown), Tosh as above or it's baby brother 32ZP46 (also 36" version), Panasonic PD50 in 32 or 36" versions (also some PD30 CRT's hanging around if you look) and Loewe Mimo, Aconda range but only via VGA input I believe, component via scart but not progressive enabled.
 

anephric

Active Member
the mechanic said:
Toshiba 32ZP48p,
I have one and find it brilliant for PQ. Sound is also very good (prologic and DD), built in sub and 4 surround speakers included.
The negatives are :-a slight tilt to the picture (no geomagnetic correction ??), and minor covergance probs (slight bending of image at the sides of the screen).
Apart from these negatives (I personally are not too bothered), the TV is a great performer and feel the overall PQ makes up for them.
My 36ZP38 has geomagnetic correction available from the bog-standard, non-service menus.
 

niceguy235uk

Well-known Member
My panasonic is absolutlely fantastic with picture quality, but then, i have used good quality cables. But then some here will say better cables are a waste of money.
 

Pug72

Well-known Member
My Thomson 32inch crt is PAL and NTSC progressive scan and is excellent.

Don't think they're available anymore though.
 

the mechanic

Novice Member
anephric said:
My 36ZP38 has geomagnetic correction available from the bog-standard, non-service menus.
Unfortunatley the 32" version does NOT have any such geomagnetic correction via either the normal or "hidden" engineer menus.... :mad: ....

The convergence issues are adjustable via the engineer menu (I think there is a link on one of the other forums here on how to carry out the adjustments, but ATM I can't remember which one).

Overall I find the PQ good enough to my eyes, and after all thats all that matters.... :D ....

TTFN,
Graham.
 

RL123

Novice Member
Thanks for the tips everyone :)

btw what is the model of that Thomson TV? Maybe I can find somewhere still selling it?
 

Matt Horne

Well-known Member
The 643 has the 3 legged stand with the glass shelf (and the tv can be removed) wheras the one in the link I think is built to the stand.

I have been using the 643 for about 18 months now.. great picture.. but the tv is very bulky..plasma next for me at some stage :)

There a huge thread on the 643 if you go searching...
Matt
 
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