26" LCD TVs: Are They Ready for Prime Time?

Spatial Uniformity

The panel didn't show excellent uniformity. The lower part of the image was lighter than the upper part and a halo was visible in the center of the panel. This phenomenon was especially evident when a black image was projected on the screen.

Philips 26PF9946/12: Warp Speed, Scotty

If this TV set were an LCD monitor, it would clearly be near the top of the class for responsiveness. It tested a little shy of the Sharp model, but was still quite good - as good as the best 19" 8 ms monitors we've tested, and just a little below the BenQ FP71E.