David Katzmaier

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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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David Katzmaier Posted: Mar 20, 2002 0 comments

Ever since that Philips commercial where a European-looking couple try hanging their thin TV in every room of a minimalist apartment, finally settling for a spot on the ceiling above the bed, plasma sets have been creating a stir. From airports to movie theaters to corporate boardrooms, these slimmed-down big-screen TVs draw stares from almost everybody.

David Katzmaier Posted: Jul 15, 2004 0 comments

A plasma TV has become one of the most desirable items on the planet, and owning one confers a certain amount of social status. Case in point: a friend of mine recently visited the palatial Long Island house of a certain hip-hop star, who had hung more than twenty of the things on his (presumably gold-plated) walls.

David Katzmaier Posted: Jan 31, 2006 0 comments

I've been impressed by the image quality of many of the 1080p HDTVs I've seen lately, but to me the biggest surprise over the last year has been the excellent pictures produced by variants on LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) technology. LCoS uses light reflected from silicon chips covered with liquid crystals - 1080p models boast more than 2 million pixels' worth.


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