The reason why I havent buy a ps3 yet was because I didnt have money to buy a nice lcd tv.
My ps2 and gamecube were hooked via s-video to a regular 20"+ toshiba 4:3 crt, but I knew that if I was going to buy a ps3, it better be displayed in hd (if not it wouldn’t be worth). I was checking prices for lcd tvs and they wont go lower than $400 on 32" sets. I wanted to play videogames in a new console, and then I realized that the wii had 480p max output. I bought one, and then looked on craigslist for a used widescreen crt hdtv. I bought this samsung txp2675wh :
Now I want to buy a ps3, but Im again in a budget to buy the lcd, so I was wondering if it was a good idea to buy a used widescreen crt hdtv capable of 720p. I dont think I can use the samsung tv I have with it, because it doesnt have an hdmi port (only dvi and component). Even if I buy an hdmi to dvi adapter, the image wont be 720p because the tv also has hdcp and I think the hd signal will get lost in the video output process (Im not sure though).
I have done my research using google but theres nothing guaranteed. I was thinking in buying an old samsung slimfit model like this one :
The problem is that I have read a lot of info about the slimfit being a really crappy tv because of many technical problems. The tv aesthetics look impressive, and I havent had a problem with the other samsung I bought, but still it doesnt seem like a good idea.
Does anyone use a ps3 with a crt hdtv here? What do you think about it?