I have a Pioneer Elite PRO-630. 52 inch screen, I think. It is rear projection/CRT. I got it about 2 years ago. It has worked flawlessly and has been spectacular for watching DVD movies (97% of what I use it for). I've had no regrets at all. The finish on the TV's "box" is very nice too by the way. I ruled out LCD due to concerns over, um, I can't recall now. Maybe it was just that the technology was new in TVs 2 years ago and it was alot more expensive then too. The reviews of LCDs from back then were not 100% positive either -- I just can't recall what the probs were. I loved plasma too, but for the size TV I wanted, it was too expensive. Other CRTs I considered at were primarily Mitsubishi's. Two years ago, Mitsu seemed to be leading the way in big screens. Now that I think about it, there was a website called "www.consumerreview.com"
that was incredibly helpful in picking out stereo/home theater equipment. Anyone could post their experiences with a particular model of a multitude of products.