I always hated that faint damper line in the Sony Trinitrons.
Still not sure why this post title is CRTs are better than LCD's when they clearly aren't. Should of been a poll. I like well constructed polls.
The damper wires can be irksome, but even a perfectionistic videophile bastard like myself generally won't notice them unless it's a bright background-and even then, they're pretty thin and are generally not that intrusive. Even then, I'll still admit it's a flaw, but I'll take an aperture grille even with that quirk over a shadow mask and its coarser dot pitch (and, yes, I know, dot pitch on shadow masks and grille pitch on aperture grilles are different measures)...or possibly even the "screen door effect" of an LCD if said LCD's DPI/PPI/whatever is too low.
As for the title, I don't necessarily agree with it full stop, but I felt that making a second thread would be redundant.
I already made a poll Ripmon:
LCD widescreen won (LCD fullscreen and CRT fullscreen were basically on par). Only one person voted for CRT widescreen.
It doesn't help that widescreen CRTs are either FD Trinitron G1W-based monitors or HDTVs, and that by the time widescreen and HDTV were becoming the norm, CRTs were being phased out for lack of flat-panel sex appeal.
I'd like a widescreen CRT (direct-view aperture grille, that is, not the damn rear-projection Hitachi 43FWX20B in the living room that loses its convergence all the time, has some egregious overscan, and is susceptible to burn-in), but I'm not really going to lose sleep over it when I can run any widescreen resolution letterboxed on a perfectly good 4:3 display.
Oh, and yet again, other display technologies get no love. No plasma, no DLP (be it single-chip + color wheel + lamp, tri-chip + lamp, or laser, rear-projection or front-projection), no LCoS (SXRD or D-ILA), no AMOLED...admitted, most of those are only used in displays marketed as HDTVs, and others like LCoS are lost to legal issues, but I've thought that some of them would make some nice PC monitors if only they would make them as such.