In today's market Mike is quite correct. I like to think, (actually I hate to think) that early adopters like me who bought a Tosh 65H80 with the first progscan dvd player the SD5109 for $8000cdn back in 2001, paved the way for the popularity and subseqent price drop in CRT base units.
When properly ISF calibrated and maintained from a PQ perspective they are a bargain in todays market.
If your fortunate enough to have a designated media room (because a large crt display will dominate whatever room its in) these sets are a bargain and can hold their own with any technology. I haven't read anywhere that the "Blacker than Black" of a CRT can be surpassed.