David Katzmaier

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David Katzmaier  |  Jul 04, 2006  |  0 comments

Unlike an iPod or a cellphone, an HDTV includes numerous and sometimes very advanced adjustments that can directly improve its performance. Using those controls properly can have more impact on picture quality than any other factor.

David Katzmaier  |  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  |  May 07, 2006  |  0 comments

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David Katzmaier  |  May 01, 2006  |  0 comments

When a plasma TV isn't displaying an image, the stuff behind the name is just an inert gas - usually a mixture of neon and xenon - but it's a big part of what allows these TVs to measure just 3 to 6 inches thick.

David Katzmaier  |  Apr 05, 2006  |  0 comments
What We Think
With its deep, inky blacks and sharp detail, this HDTV excels in most areas of picture quality.
Things change fast in the world of HDTV.
David Katzmaier  |  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.

David Katzmaier  |  Dec 03, 2005  |  0 comments
What We Think
While it requires a little extra attention to coax out its best picture, this big Samsung packs plenty of visual punch.
America is ready for HDTV football.
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  |  Oct 03, 2005  |  0 comments
What We Think
A superb first effort, this HDTV offers premium image quality and the most complete feature set a fu