[mythtv-users] Analog TVs

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Oct 3 13:33:09 UTC 2008

On 01/10/2008, David Watkins <watkinshome at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/10/2008, Jenks, Mark <Mark.Jenks at nsighttel.com> wrote:
>  >
>  > They haven't built analog only TV's in about 5-6 years now.   About 5 months
>  > after I bought mine.. :(
> I think the OP was assuming it would need to be 'pre-owned'.
>  I haven't seen any largish (over 22") TVs come up on my local
>  'freecycle' board (LONDON, UK) recently.  For a while I've been
>  wondering whether to buy a new 32" LCD ( 400 ish)  or a used 32"
>  100Hz CRT which seem to come up on ebay every now and then for about
>  60-100.  What's been stopping me is the speed with which LCD prices
>  are falling and the need for a second hand CRT to be *very* local, for
>  me to be able to go and collect it.

My local lists in Warwickshire have had several large CRTs recently!
I'm still amortizing the cost of my big Sony WEGA, so I'm sticking
with that until it breaks!

>  My impession is that, for SD, the CRT would look better.

My very limited experience is that regular SD DVB-T on an LCD TV can
look worse when using the built-in digital tuner than when using a
MythTV box, connected via HDMI/DVI. I'm still very happy with my big
CRT with standard definition DVB-T, and a homemade VGA->RGB SCART
cable. As to which type of TV I would get now, my limited comarison
might just plump for a cheaper 720p LCD, which supports DVI/analog
audio input.

Nick Morrott

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