Screenshots from Hitachi Model 57F59

19 Mar

Here is the best I could muster (I suck at taking photos in dimly lit rooms) screenshots of my Hitachi Model 57F59 (57″ Rear projection CRT HDTV]:


It’s a shame they stopped making rear-projection CRT HTDVs, even plasma tv do not have better blacks and it kicks the shit out of LCDs in terms of color gamut. The only downside is it weighs like 200 pounds and requires semi-annual cleaning of the lenses to maintain good picture quality.


2 Responses to “Screenshots from Hitachi Model 57F59”

  1. son_of_ottie March 19, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Amen Brother
    Theses pics are amazing. I don’t have rear projection but I do have an HDTV CRT. It’s a Toshiba 32″ I got in 2007 for $450! It was on clearance and discontinued.
    I think you hit the nail on the head about the weight being an issue. Folks wanna hang their TV on a wall like a painting that moves.
    The black on this is amazing as well! There’s a David Lynch film…I can’t remember the name now (shoot!) but it begins with a cigarette being lit in close-up in the dark and on my TV with the lights off the ONLY thing you see in the room is the orange tip of that cigarette.
    I don’t think people really understand how important black is in HDYV home viewing.

    • bboyneko March 19, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

      Re: Amen Brother
      Direct view HDTV CRT are better than rear projection in everything but screen size.
      Yeah black give objects depth. Blacks are something LCDs suck at but plasmas do pretty well.

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