Originally Posted by thenut
No, not by a longshot. What you said isn't even a valid comparison. You're comparing old technology with newer, clearly superior technology. Of course the LCD will look better.
If you match everything to be even, a CRT will give you a better picture. Period. Pure blacks, larger color reproduction, greater color depth, etc.
LCDs are great but they still haven't matched CRTs.
You are correct...TECHNICALLY...about color depth and blacks. But, when you get to large screen CRT's (rear projectors) you will NEVER get the three guns aligned perfectly enough to see that depth. And if you are an alignment GOD, it will go out of alignment when the ambient temperature changes. How do I know this? I replaced a 57" Sony XBR rear projector with a Samsung LCD and this problem became painfully apparent. LCD's have NO allignment issues. And! They don't burn in. I had already replace one set of "guns" in my XBR due to burn in.
So, Yeah, if you are using a state of the art tube based CRT, with new phosphor and electronics, it will look stunning. But, go rear projector, forget it.