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David Katzmaier Posted: Oct 11, 2006 0 comments

The granddaddy of fixed-pixel technologies, LCDs first appeared in pocket calculators in the early 1970s. LCD technology is amazingly versatile, able to power front projectors, rear-projection TVs, and flat-panel displays.

David Katzmaier Posted: Jul 26, 2005 0 comments
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DIMENSIONS (WxHxD) 5.375 x 41.125 x 18.625 inches WEIGHT 103 pounds PRICE $4,700 <
David Katzmaier Posted: Sep 03, 2006 0 comments

Unless indicated otherwise, all tests were performed via the HDMI input from an upconverting DVD player set to 720p output.

Color temperature (Warm color temperature, Personal mode before/after calibration): Low window (20 IRE): 6,407/6,657 K High window (80 IRE): 6,814/6,529 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 186/45 ftL

David Katzmaier Posted: Sep 10, 2003 0 comments

Photos by Tony Cordoza A newcomer to HDTV has to face so many new abbreviations and technical terms that he could end up feeling like a freshman at MIT. Competing for your hard-earned buck are technologies like LCD, DLP, plasma, LCoS, and CRT - all of which can be found in sets that feature 1080i, 720p, and 480p scanning, ATSC tuners, and DVI with HDCP.

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David Katzmaier Posted: Apr 22, 2005 0 comments

If you're shopping for an HDTV, you've probably noticed that the news stories and Sunday circulars all seem to focus either on expensive flat-panel plasma and LCD sets or on more affordable LCD or DLP rear-projection TVs.

David Katzmaier Posted: Jul 04, 2006 0 comments

I made the following measurements via the DVI input from an upconverting DVD player:

Color temperature (Warm color temperature, Cinema gamma preset, Night mode before calibration): Low window (20 IRE): 6,353/6,464 K High window (80 IRE): 6,879/6,531 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 119/41.3 ftL

David Katzmaier Posted: Apr 15, 2003 0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza When buying a 42-inch widescreen HDTV, you pretty much have two cut-and-dried choices. On one hand, you could plunk down around seven grand for the privilege of owning a plasma monitor, with its ultra-thin design and futuristic cachet.
David Katzmaier Posted: Dec 03, 2004 0 comments

The flat-panel plasma form factor represents the aesthetic ideal of TV design. That inches-thin, "all picture" look coaxes men and women alike to open their checkbooks and pay significantly more than they would for a bulky rear-projection TV with the same size screen.

David Katzmaier Posted: May 07, 2006 0 comments

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