David Katzmaier

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David Katzmaier  |  Nov 06, 2005  |  0 comments

Did you know you can get a plasma HDTV for $1,800? That's right - TV technology that a few years ago cost more than a Hyundai is now within reach of most middle-class American budgets. Prices for entry-level big-screen HDTVs, including those flat-panel plasmas and LCDs as well as advanced DLP and LCD projectors, are falling at near-terminal velocity and have yet to hit bottom.

David Katzmaier  |  Dec 02, 2006  |  0 comments

Unless indicated otherwise, all tests were performed via the HDMI input from an HD-DVD player set to 1080i output.

Color temperature (Low color temperature, TheaterPro mode before/after calibration):

David Katzmaier  |  Jan 26, 2004  |  0 comments
Photos by Tony Cordoza To break an awkward silence at a business dinner a while back, somebody went around the table with the question, "What's the one thing you'd want if you were stranded on a desert island?" When my turn came, I replied, "A plasma TV." Everybody was incredulous, but I had my reasons.
David Katzmaier  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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.