Originally Posted by bazza
In the same boat as you Eddie, I have a very good Philips 21" CRT and, playing a lot of games, I haven't seen anything to suggest that TFT screens can achieve anything like the picture quality I get yet.
I'd suggest that you haven't seen a good TFT yet then, I have always had fairly high end CRT screens for work and a bit of gaming
and my latest 22" is great but at high res it loses clarity a bit and becomes a touch blurry around the edges, this is only at 1600x1200 too the CRT supports higher but if you can't do that clear enough whats the point, fine for gaming I suppose but not for other 'office tasks or in fact my design work' on the other hand my 24" widescreen TFT runs 1920x1200 pixel perfect and the colours are superb and screen area is proper 24" whereas the CRT has under 21" viewable, unfortunately I will say my TFT does ghost as its an old big panel but I am a gamer, I play a ****load of fast paced FPS on it and wouldn't use anything else despite its flaws, you adjust to the image.
Downside to TFTs is you have to buy the right one, choose too high a resolution and your machine can't run reasonable framerates, running non native resolutions is not ideal, I have to feed the beast with 2x 7800GTX512 and a 2.7Ghz X2 which is a bit hardcore
Most important thing with LCD is colour calibration, I have access to a colour spider and my TFT is as good as my CRT.
For me its TFT for evermore but then I also go to LAN gaming sessions and I can put my little 24" screen in a bag and carry it on my shoulder whilst carrying the PC upstairs, try that with a 24" CRT
TV side of things I have noticed that LCD/Plasma screens aren't very good, the problem there lies with the sources, normal TV is not very good, nor does it match the resoution of most screens, leading to blockyness etc.