CRT for me, ta
"Stick to CRT until there a no more TV repair men to fix them." (anonymous coward)
Couldn't agree more. The paramaters for a flatscreen to produce a good pic have to be finely tuned to the point of ridiculousness. By this I mean that any link in the chain can balls it up.
Buy an expensive telly with the wrong output? Never mind, just spend the next few years KNOWING that you're missing out on 1080p.
Get the wrong kind of DVD player? Oops.
Watching a channel with rubbish compression? Welcome to artifact city.
Honestly, unless you really can drop a couple of thousand and not notice it, stick with CRT. They'll make almost any signal look good.
Also, I second everything that has been said about the reviewer. Why is El Reg getting someone who plainly neither knows nor cares about telly to review, er, a telly? Would they do that with a graphics card? Or a mobe?
Case in point 1: "This means it's back to the old CRT in the spare room to watch the news, while reserving the Samsung for DVDs."
So you can watch DVDs on your television but not, er, television. (The "tele" bit in television roughly means "at a distance" and refers to broadcasting or similar technologies like IPTV or whatever replaces it)
Case in point 2: "I'm personally not really that bothered about having the absolute last word in terms of quality"