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HDTV and Multimedia Display Technology Shoot-Outs
In-Depth Testing, Measurments and Analysis of OLED, LCD, Plasma, DLP, and LCoS Display Technologies

Display Gamuts     Display Color Accuracy     Display Intensity Scales     Display Spectra

This set of articles provides in-depth comparisons, analysis and evaluations of OLED, LCD, Plasma, DLP, and LCoS display technologies for HDTV and Multimedia displays, including computer and video monitors and projectors where picture quality and color and gray-scale accuracy are important. They are based on in-depth laboratory measurements and scientific analysis using diagnostic Test Patterns in the DisplayMate Multimedia Editions together with a Spectroradiometer and DisplayMate Technologies developed proprietary Lab instrumentation for testing displays. The articles are written by DisplayMate Technologies President, Dr. Raymond Soneira. They have been published in dozens of Consumer, Video, Computer, Professional Audio-Video, and Research publications worldwide, with an extensive readership that ranges between 300,000 and 1.2 million readers for each article.

Advanced Display Testing and Optimization for Display and Device Manufacturers
DisplayMate Technologies specializes in advanced display Lab testing with our proprietary instrumentation and sophisticated scientific and mathematical display analysis for state-of-the-art strategic comparisons and optimization of displays and their performance in our world-class Display Test Lab. These articles are a lite introductory analysis for general consumer audiences. We provide very advanced display testing, objective comparisons with competing products, and our expert analysis and recommendations for improving prototype and production display performance on a confidential NDA basis for manufacturers for product engineering and marketing. If you are a display or product manufacturer and want to improve display performance to out-perform your competition then Contact DisplayMate Technologies.



Display News
Display Technology News  Display Technology Commentary and Analysis  
DisplayMate Technologies President Dr. Raymond Soneira covers short but interesting and timely topics and issues in Display Technology together with unique commentary and analysis. Supplements our comprehensive Display Technology article series.

Follow DisplayMate on Twitter
Follow DisplayMate on Twitter for latest developments on displays in HDTVs, computer and video monitors and projectors, Tablets and Smartphones. It's an updating set of Tweets designed to clear up misinformation and misconceptions about displays and display technology.

2014 Innovative Displays and Display Technologies     Smartphones - Tablets - TVs - Wearable Displays
In this article we cover the major innovative display and display technology developments, predictions, and trends that you'll see during 2014 for Smartphones, Tablets, TVs, and Wearable displays.


Display Shoot-Out Articles
LG OLED TV Display Technology Shoot-Out  
An in-depth scientific analysis of the LG OLED TV with a curved 55 inch screen. It is absolutely stunning and close to visually perfect as the result of a combination of OLED technology with a very accurate factory calibration that delivers picture quality and accuracy that is visually indistinguishable from perfect based on our extensive Lab tests.

3D TV Display Technology Shoot-Out  
An in-depth scientific comparison and analysis of the Active Glasses 3D TV technology from Samsung and Sony with the Film Pattern Retarder (FPR) 3D TV technology with Passive Glasses from LG and Vizio, including extensive lab measurements and viewing tests together with quantifiable 3D Visual Sharpness Tests.

LCD - Plasma Display Technology Shoot-Out
An in-depth scientific comparison and analysis of four flagship top-of-the-line LCD and Plasma HDTVs from Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony. Examines misleading and exaggerated specifications, Dynamic Contrast Ratios, Viewing Angles, Extended Color Gamuts, Calibration, Color accuracy, Gray Scale accuracy, and artifacts.

LCD Response Time and Motion Blur
An in-depth scientific comparison and analysis of eight mid-line to top-of-the-line LCD HDTVs with 60 Hz and 120 Hz screen refresh rates, LED backlight strobing and motion enhancement processing using moving test patterns, moving photographs, and full live video.

Display Myths Shattered  
A feature article that uncovers spec exaggeration and marketing gimmicks in displays and HDTVs. Topics covered include Confusing and Useless User Controls, Contrast Ratios, Response Times and Motion Blur, and Expanded Color Gamuts. We explain the issues and tell you what the real numbers are and what they really mean.

23 Tips for Buying the Best HDTV and Computer Monitor  
DisplayMate's quick guide and recommendations on how to buy the best HDTV and computer monitor including things to look for, things to what out for and avoid, and tips on in-store visual testing and evaluation.

Auto Brightness Shoot-Out   -   BrightnessGate for Smartphones and HDTVs  
The Automatic Brightness controls and Light Sensors have a major impact on battery run time for Smartphones and US power consumption for HDTVs, in addition to image and picture quality, screen readability, viewing comfort, and preventing eye strain. We demonstrate with extensive data that existing Controls and Light Sensors are useless due to bad design and engineering.

Display Technology Comparisons

CRT, LCD, Plasma, and DLP Display Technology Shoot-Out Article Series
Analyzes and compares the four leading main-stream display technologies with articles on the Primary Specs, Gray-Scale and Color Accuracy, Display Artifacts and Image Quality, and Display Technology Assessments.

LCoS Display Technology Shoot-Out Article Series
Analyzes and compares five Liquid Crystal on Silicon HDTVs. LCoS is the latest main-stream display technology, which is marketed under a variety of names including JVC's D-ILA and Sony's SXRD.

Comparison of CRT, LCD, Plasma, DLP, and LCoS Technologies
Detailed performance comparisons between five main-stream display technologies.


How to Connect an HDTV and Calibrate it with DisplayMate
To use DisplayMate to calibrate your HDTV you'll need to connect it to a Windows PC. Fortunately, that's now pretty easy. Once you do this your HDTV will show your Windows Desktop and can then function as a giant PC Monitor so you can watch all of your applications on the HDTV.


The LCD-Plasma Shoot-Out with the lights turned on.
Photograph by Dieter Michel, PROSOUND and Medientechnik & Systemintegration Magazines, Germany.


CRT, LCD, Plasma, and DLP Display Technology Shoot-Out
Four articles analyzing and comparing four HDTVs with these main-stream display technologies.

Part I:   The Primary Specs
A discussion on the meaning and interpretation of the primary display specifications for Black-Level, Color Temperature, Peak Brightness, Contrast, Dynamic Range, and Checkerboard Contrast for CRT, LCD, Plasma, and DLP display technologies.

Part II:   Gray-Scale and Color Accuracy
Detailed explanations and discussions of Gray-scale, the widely misunderstood parameter of Gamma, Primary Chromaticities, and Color Gamut for each of the display technologies.

Part III:   Display Artifacts and Image Quality
An extensive discussion of analog and digital display artifacts for each of the display technologies. The relative advantages and disadvantages of analog and digital signals and signal processing are considered, along with discussions on image rescaling, dithering, and motion artifacts.

Part IV:   Display Technology Assessments
Quantitative discussions on Display Aging, Ambient Light treatments, Viewing Angle specs, Direct View versus Rear Projection, and incisive individual CRT, LCD, Plasma, and DLP technology assessments that include Strongest Points, Weakest Points, Artifacts, Future Trends and Commentary.



The LCoS Shoot-Out with the lights turned on. Photograph by David Migliori.

LCoS - Liquid Crystal on Silicon - Display Technology Shoot-Out
Four articles analyzing and comparing five Liquid Crystal on Silicon HDTVs. LCoS is the latest main-stream display technology, which is marketed under a variety of names including JVC's D-ILA and Sony's SXRD.

Part A:   An Introduction to LCoS Technology
Provides an introduction to LCoS technology and compares the panels from different manufacturers.

Part B:   LCoS Color and Gray-Scale Accuracy
Describes how the HDTVs were tested, and then examines the photometry and colorimetry of all of the HDTVs in detail, which provides a quantitative assessment of their color and gray-scale accuracy.

Part C:   Test Pattern and Jury Panel Evaluations
Provides a revealing Test Pattern analysis, then provides a description of the extensive viewing tests by a 34 member Jury Panel, and finishes with individual Assessments for each of the units, including the Jury grades, evaluations and comments.

Part D:   Comparison with CRT, LCD, Plasma and DLP
Provides an overall assessment of LCoS technology, followed by detailed technical performance comparisons between all of the major display technologies: CRT, LCD, Plasma, DLP, and LCoS. It finishes with a discussion of the most exciting new developments in display technology that will be the subject of future articles in this series.

Sidebar A:   LCoS Shoot-Out HDTV Manufacturers
This sidebar provides information on each HDTV manufacturer that participated in the Shoot-Out.

Sidebar B:   LCoS Shoot-Out Hardware and Software
This sidebar provides information on all of the hardware and software components used for the Shoot-Out.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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