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Is CRT dead?

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Cam, Sep 18, 2002.

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  1. Cam

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    Projectors in skips, All the local Colleges seem to be selling off their CRT's in the last 6 months. There was a Barco Data 808 in the local admag for £300 with 1500hrs on the clock last week and a 4000hr Sony 1292 for £1k this week. Whats Happening? Have I missed some antiCRT Euro directive or something?

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  2. Matinee

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    CRT isnt dead, but is becoming less popular for a variety of reasons.

    Whilst CRT still offers the ultimate in picture quality, it has considerable disadvantages in terms of setup, size, weight, occasional tweaking and the possibility of burnin if you're especially careless.

    I love my Barcographics 1208, but at 70cmx110cmx35cm it's not a five minute decision to stick it on the ceiling.

    Businesses are getting rid of CRT because LCD and DLP are simply more convenient for their requirements. Whilst this does not offer good long term prospects for CRT, it's good news for home cinema enthusiasts because the number of 2nd hand CRT projectors on the market leads to fantastic picture quality at low prices.

    300quid and 1.5k are especially cheap for 2nd hand projectors. The 1292 seems to consistently sell for cheaper than many other 9" projectors, I would hazard a guess this is because a) it was superceded by the G90 and b) it's very noisy.

    Of course the projectors at that pricepoint may not be in any sort of usable condition..

    For the price most of us pay for CRT, it's simply not possible to get an LCD/DLP projector of the same quality (and without horrid issues like DLP rainbows). It's a bet that whilst our CRT projectors provide the quality, digital will improve to the point that it's a viable choice at a sensible pricepoint when the CRT needs replacing.

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    Not while I'm around:p

    Mind you I've got a few that are.

    Would somebody show me the medium that gives a picture more like film. (other than film)
     
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    I know what you mean about having one that is dead!
    I would say that a few are ending up in skips from companies for the reasons mentioned by Matinee above. I would also imagine that that some of the folks given the job of dismanteling and destroying just don' know what they have in their hands.

    Long Live CRT !

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    I sleep better knowing that there are far more LCD projectors being skipped than CRT.
     
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    One of the more useful facets of LCD's is that you can fit more in a skip.....

    Gordon;)
     
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    There was a rather clever analogy recently by John Gannon re LCD/DLP v CRT.
    He compared single lense devices to a greek mathmaticians statement over 2000 years ago. Zeno, stated that by travelling half the distance towards ones destination, then half of the remaining half, and so on, meant that one would never quite get there. Hence the ability to re-create visual on screen reality improves with each generation of LCD/DLP/DiLA, but they seem to be mearely continuing to half the distance and never quite achieving the still unrivalled performance of the decades old workhorse that is CRT
     
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    Not if they're made by Barco!

    :) :p ;)
     
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    On the AVS forum there is a post about Sony only having 30 G90's left.

    It is when the replacement parts dry up that the problems will start!
     
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    Fortunately that's unlikely to happen for a number of years.

    PK
     
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