• 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)
MANUFACTURER Gateway, Dept. S&V, 14303 Gateway Pl., Poway, CA 92064; www.gateway.com; 800-221-9616
• Low price.
• Good color rendition.
• Stores custom picture settings for each input.
• 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.
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