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Experience with CRT HDTV's for gaming? 480p/1080i

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Hi guys,

I'm looking at buying this 200lb monstrosity sony 34" crt hdtv KV-34HS510 from a guy on craigslist for $50.

it does 1080i, going to use it for xbox, ps3, movies, yadda yadda.

Curious what people's experiences have been with these tube hdtv's? any caveats I should be aware of?
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1080i is about the same quality as 720p, which that TV also supports. If the tube is in good condition, you should get some really nice image quality from it, bearing in mind that 720p/1080i resolution is as good as you're going to get. If I had a place to put that, I'd be happy to own it myself, but then again, I'm probably one of the biggest supporters of CRT technology left on OCN.

Just make sure that the tube still displays colors properly, or can be calibrated back to the correct levels. Other than that, enjoy. thumb.gif
     
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I had a similar TV back in the day, a 1080i 32" Panasonic 16:9, if I can remember correctly. It was great for gaming back then...but that was many years ago. Actually built a fairly high-end dedicated HTPC for it after awhile cause I was always hooking my PC up to it. Paid good money for the TV back then too, I am pretty sure it cost me more than $1500.
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