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.
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.
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