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What are Direct View Televisions?
Direct-view HDTVs may be either widescreen or non-widescreen. Direct-view televisions use a CRT and a scanning electronic gun to "paint" an image on a phosphor coated screen. Also known as Tube TVs, Direct View TVs have smaller screen sizes and are rapidly losing favor among consumers as LCD TVs have dropped in price over the years.

Disadvantages of Direct View Televisions

Many Direct-View TV’s sets are now equipped with a built-in HD receiver. A more severe limitation of the direct-view TV, HD-wise, is that the shadow mask at the front of the tube doesn't have enough perforations to display any HDTV format at its full resolution. Most CRT's do not have the image properly centered and sized on the screen. Now that HDTV has been around for a few years it is possible to buy a set with full high-definition capability at a surprisingly reasonable price.
CRT Technology in Direct View TV’s

A Cathode Ray Tube TV is what most people call the "common" TV. CRT TVs are still sold with a range of brands. CRT TVs are much heavier than plasma, LCD and DLP televisions. CRT TV or Cathode Ray Tube Television uses, as the name suggests, a cathode ray tube to create a viewable image. Your CRT TV (flat-screen version) like its newer counterparts will allow you to view the screen at multiple angles. Finally your CRT TV has a longer lifespan, very reliable, & displays good picture quality.

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