.athi wrote: ⤴Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:17 pm480p? My Sony KD-30XS955 and KD-36XS955 SFP CRT TV does a bit better than that and still have better pictures than the Panny TC-P50ST30 plasma or anything this side of an OLED.michael louwe wrote:
CRT TVs have a screen resolution of 480p, which may be optimum for 24" displays(25".?) and for 15" CRT monitors(= 600p) for computers(= 3 feet viewing distance).
CRT displays are electrical-power hogs compared to modern LED displays.
In my case, I mostly watch Live TV on my Android tablet = local and international free-to-air TV stations like BBC News, FOX News, etc.
As an eg in USA, small screen CRT Analog TVs of 14" to 24" with screen resolutions of 480p during the 1990s were synonymous with Analog TV broadcasts which was also at 480p.
....... USA fully transitioned to Digital TV broadcasts in 2009. Large screen LCD/LED/Plasma Digital TVs of 32" to 39" with screen resolution of 720p/1080i(= HD-Ready) or 1080p(= Full-HD) during the late 2000s were synonymous with Digital TV broadcasts which was at 720p/1080i.
When USA transitioned to Digital TV broadcasts in 2009, Internet video streaming/casting(with Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, computer, etc) and console gaming at 1080p/Full-HD were common, and Blu-ray movie discs in 1080p were starting.(DVD movie discs were 480p only) So, from 2009 onward, smart US consumers would opt to buy 1080p/Full-HD large screen LCD/LED/Plasma Digital TVs, instead of HD-Ready/720p/1080i ones.
During the transition period from Analog TV to Digital TV in 2009 or just prior, large screen 29" CRT TVs with screen resolution of 720p/1080i that can also receive Digital TV broadcasts via built-in adapters, filled a gap in market demand. Today, you can no longer buy new large 29" CRT Analog/Digital TVs.
....... Today, old small screen CRT Analog TVs can also receive Digital TV broadcasts by using an external adapter set-top box.
P S - Even though HD-Ready LCD/LED TVs can be set to 1080i (= interlaced scan), this setting is practically unviewable. So, they are normally set to 720p (= progressive scan) by default.