I thought I would post this in here and in the CRT projector forum, I expect 2 very different answers. Any crt owners have any experience with say the panasonic AE300 or AE500 ?? I am more than happy with my NEC XG750 8" crt, the picture is stunning, however I am very wary of using it alot for everyday TV viewing with ambient light and whilst playing games. I have the contrast and brightness right down whilst playing games to the point where any ambient light ruins the experience. Also it is a bit of a pain as my daughter is now nine and wants to use the room for games and films/cartoons and I wont let her in on her own as I dont want to come home to Nickolodean burnt across the tubes, so I am thinking that maybe a panasoinc lcd (or a dlp from someone) may be ideal. I could leave the CRT in place for serious viewing and use the digital for everyday use and gaming. Will I be impressed with the results from one of these little digitals or will I feel sick at spending the money compared with a CRT ??? I had a Plus up880 DLP modded with a contrast of around 800:1 (slightly better than the AE100 when demoed against it) which I thought was pretty good until I got the crt, so how does the 300 and 500 compare to this ??