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30" widescreen CRT tube advice

04-09-2005, 11:14 PM
I'm 100% decided that the low cost and great picture of the HDTV 30" ws CRT tubes is the way to go for me right now. I just now have to decide which one I want. Any advice is welcome. My situation:
Will probably get HD cable from TW which I believe requires you to get a converter so I dont need a built in tuner(although let me know if you think it would be a better idea)
it must have a DVI or HDMI input
I'd like something that upconverts SD signals well since I do watch a good bit of that stuff.
The price seems to range from 800-1000 which is in my budget so price is no concern but cheaper helps!

Thanks in advance... right now the Sony 30" is sounding like the best deal.

04-10-2005, 12:14 AM
Oh and I am going to be gaming on it as well so cross converting well is important

04-10-2005, 06:54 AM
As long as the T/W cable box supports an OTA input, you won't need the built-in tuner. It's only an issue if you decide not to use cable or satellite for your HD programming and will rely solely on OTA reception. The CRT HDTV displays 480i/p and 1080i so there's no upconverting required for SD channels. That's why they usually look very good on CRT HDTVs as opposed to fixed pixel displays on LCDs and DLPs. I would go with the Sony as well when price isn't an issue. They're up there if not the best when it comes to CRT HDTVs.