I am still using a CRT because I read this was better for color and calibration. Is this (still) true?
To some degree yes since we had more control over the calibration process. But can anyone still even buy those old CRTs?
That said, LCD's have gotten a lot better in the last couple of years, assuming you've got a good panel and one that allows higher bit internal calibration using a dedicated system (software, hardware and colorimeter), just as we found with the better CRTs (Sony Artisan, Barco Reference V, PressViews). Such integrated units are available in more expensive LCDs from Eizo and NEC. They also conduct all the alterations electronically instead of the user pushing some buttons on the OSD, hoping to hit the target calibration aim points.