I am torn between the 2. both are sony trinitrons. I will also be playing lots of ps2 games. Thanks.
The top one. If you're going to fight against modern technology to recapture the old-ass feel of a CRT, make sure it's convex in the center and warps the shit out of your image. Choosing the bottom one would be antithetical to the spirit since it's flat.
edit: And OF COURSE they're both 4:3.
Bottom TV i guess? I use a widescreen CRT because some PS2/XBOX/GC games are widescreen. Right now with a switcher i have a SNES/GENESIS/GC/XBOX/PS2/DC hooked up to it with a few other retro consoles in a tote next to it but i am in the process of packing them all up and sending them to the garage since i just built a PC for my living room that's specifically made to play all those games (and yes i only play the games i actually own).