I've been googling for people's experiences on film recorder output, and I've heard 2 common themes: 1. CRT film recorder output is no good as far as quality when compared to even a duplicate slide, even when using 4x5 film as the output medium. "LVT" is apparently the only type of recorder that can produce results that are practically equal to film quality. (I want negatives that would be as close as possible to a negative captured in a camera.) Here is one of the threads that states that image quality from CRT models is terrible: http://www.photo.net/medium-format-photography-forum/0003M6 2. Film recorders (for still photography / non-cinematic use) are no longer made and thus parts for them are no longer available. As such, the technology will cease to be available after all the existing machines wear out over the next decade or so. The only options will then be digital printing onto RA-4 or inkjet/dye sub printers. A thread that states that recorders are obsolete now: http://www.photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00Sj4z Are these actually true statements? (That the quality is terrible and the machines are no longer made and are obsolete now due to inkjet printers)? If so, it would seem that there could be a market for a company to make film recorders once again.