CRT HDTV - Against Other Types of HDTVs

Televisions have come a long way since it was invented in the 1920s. From Cathode Ray Tube Televisions to Liquid Crystal Display Televisions, knowing the varieties of televisions can help you choose the right one for you. So here are lists of the different kinds of Televisions and how HDTV measure up against these types.

Cathode Ray Tube Television

Or also known as CRT TV, this type of Television has ruled the world for decades. A CRT is a vacuum tube that generates pictures by projecting an electron beam onto the face of the tube. CRT HDTV can produce very clear and sharp images, and less object distortion. However, a TV can be very big and heavy too, the body can be very bulky.

A CRT HDTV is often criticize by its spacious built and its common picture ratio which is 4:3. But some Television manufacturers like SONY and SAMSUNG are now making slimmer and lighter CRT, and there are now these HDTVs with 16:9 picture ratio or better known as a 'widescreen' picture.

How do other types of Television match up? Well, LCDs, LEDs and Plasmas are known for flat panels and for their light weight. They are very easy to lift and easy to carry around the house even if they are 45 inches big. LCD, LED and PLASMA HDTVs can also deliver superb picture quality just like HDTVs.

When it comes to picture quality, I give a slight edge to the CRT HDTV because it has a better black level contrast, great at any viewing angle and it has less object distortion. But when it comes to design and transportability, LCDs, LEDs and Plasma HDTVs are far way better. You will have a hard time carrying a 36 inches CRT to cross through doors and flight of stairs.

Portable Television

When we say portable television, the first thing that comes to mind is; it must be small, light weight and must be very handy. There are two very common types of portable televisions that are sold in the market, a portable CRT television and a portable LCD television, ranging from 7 inches to 14 inches.

Of the two, I know for a fact that there are portable LCD HDTVs that are sold in the market these days. But I am not aware if there are any portable CRT HDTVs out there. However, if there is one, then a portable CRT HDTV and a portable LCD HDTV will have no difference at all. Since pixels in smaller screens are hard to notice and a small television is not that hard to carry even if it is a CRT TV. The only difference is that if the CRT TV is not an HDTV, it is always best to go with HDTVs for better picture quality.

Many people still prefer tv compared to LCDs, LEDs, and Plasma HDTVs because for them, they prefer the picture quality of a tv. A CRT HDTV is also cheaper than an LCD, LED, and a Plasma HDTV. If you are a person who doesn't mind carrying heavy things and with a floor space to spare, then go for a CRT HDTV, this might be the perfect kind of television for you.