Gateway GTW-P42M102 42-inch Plasma TV Page 2

FAST FACTS KEY FEATURES • Widescreen flat-panel plasma TV with wall-mounting option • Upconverts 480i-format signals to 480p with 2:3 pulldown processing for film-derived programs • Aspect ratio control for progressive-scan signals INPUTS/OUTPUTS two wideband component-video, DVI, VGA, and composite/S-video inputs, all with stereo audio; RF antenna input; VGA output; stereo audio and subwoofer outputs DIMENSIONS 41 inches wide, 25 1/2 inches high, 3 3/4 inches deep WEIGHT 77 pounds (with stand) PRICE $2,999 MANUFACTURER Gateway, Dept. S&V, 14303 Gateway Pl., Poway, CA 92064;; 800-221-9616 HIGH POINTS • Low price. • Good color rendition. • Stores custom picture settings for each input. LOW POINTS • Poor black reproduction with dark images. • Some banding artifacts with standard programs. • Bulky remote control. IN THE LAB Color temperature (Low setting) Low window 6,566 K High window 6,345 K Brightness 35.7 ftL With its Low color-temperature preset selected, the Gateway measured very close to the NTSC 6,500-K standard at both ends of the grayscale. After adjustment, the set displayed excellent grayscale linearity, tracking within ±150 K of the standard at each 10-IRE increment. Like other fixed-pixel-type sets, Gateway's plasma had perfect picture geometry. The set's white-screen uniformity was excellent, and its comb filter displayed few or no artifacts when the composite-video connection was used. Color decoder performance was very accurate. Picture overscan with video sources was approximately 4%, which is average. -A.G.