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.
Unless indicated otherwise, all tests were performed via the HDMI input from an HD DVD player set to 1080i output.
Color temperature (Standard color temperature, Night mode before/after calibration): Low window (20 IRE): 6,461/6,233 K High window (80 IRE): 6,753/6,513 K Brightness (100-IRE window before/after calibration): 75.4/38.5 ftL
The screen at your local movie theater is obviously a lot larger than the specialty screens used in home theaters, but they actually have a lot in common. The main difference is perforation. The screens in almost every movie theater have the front left, center, and right speakers behind them, along with a few subwoofers.
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
As anyone who has ever fallen asleep in front of Leno can tell you, watching a small, bright television from across a dark room can cause headaches. One of the best ways to alleviate this is to reduce the brightness difference between the screen and the rest of your field of vision.