I didn't know they even made the CRT unit anymore. I personally love CRTs, in fact I had a Sitex 208 (600w unit like the 582) till something inside fried. Sitex said they could fix it but they mentioned that they no longer can get the CRT tube from Sony so they didn't recommend fixing it. Nice enough they gave me their LCD 832 at dealer cost. Regarding the CRT, I don't think the CRT version is totally waterproof like the LCD and it's a big as a house. Guess like everything in this world things move on. If you could find the CRT 582 for a good price, say $500 or less w/ducer then I'd look at it. There's also an issue w/sunlight and CRTs but that never bothered me.