And you think a replacement CRT would be cheaper than an LCD? Not hardly, especially if you are looking for a decent size monitor. Note that large CRT monitors are very expensive because it is very difficult and expensive to make large cathode ray tubes. The vacuum inside the tube creates tremendous forces on the tube itself so the tube must be strong enough to prevent a potential "deadly" implosion - especially if bumped too hard or accidentally dropped. The larger the tube, the greater the forces, and the harder it is to put, and keep those forces in check. This is why the picture tube, the actual CRT, is so heavy, and expensive. Fortunately, LCD monitor prices continue to drop while the quality continues to improve. I hated to give up my reliable 17" Sony Trinitron, but I sure do love my two 22" LCD widescreens that look nicer, together still consume much less energy than the Sony, don't turn my computer room into an oven, and don't cause the hairs on my arms to stand up when I get near them.