> I do have a 16:9 HD CRT set (much to the
> dismay of the movers, heh) and 1080i on it out of my DirecTV box looks amazing. If
> you're used to LCDs you forget what actual black levels and shadow detail look like.
High five. Yeah, I'm running 52" RPTV @ 1080i and it feels way more cinema than LCD. That said, its footprint is killing my living room and I'm on the verge of cashing out my chips and going with a smart plasma, I'm just miffed that to get 1080 you have to go bigger than 42" since they discontinued every model out there that did both. You either get 42" @ 720 or 50"+ @ 1080. I bet it's a marketing tactic all the big boys agreed on.