I don't think they were. I purchased a Samsung ATSC tuner equiped HD CRT when my 14 year old Mitsubishi CRT finally died. Resolution goes up to 1080i (not that that makes a big difference relative to the size of the TV). I think it was one of the last ones in the store still in the box. It's a great TV, with HDMI, Composite, and Standard AV connections. It's still tough to beat the color and B/W contrast from a CRT.