If you're looking for a low-cost LCD TV, Phocus isn't the only game in town anymore. Hyundai now offers their HQL260WR for a reasonable price. While its finish seems a little nicer, connectivity is a little more limited, with no DVI.
|Native resolution||1280 x 768|
|H/V viewing angles||170/170|
|Connectivity||2 Peritel/SCART (EU), cinch, S-Video, YUV, headphone|
|PC and convergent connectivity||VGA|
|Price||$840 - $1480|
Design And Finish
The design of the HQL260WR is in fact very close to that of the HQL320WR. The only difference is in the finish on the semicircular base. Otherwise, there's the same LCD panel flanked by two black speakers, all surrounded by solid aluminum bars. The finish is acceptable even if the materials are very plastic-looking.
Hyundai has brought back the OSD from the HQL320WR for this model. The result is identical. The remote control, while reduced to its simplest expression, is effective and robust, and the OSD is adequate and easy to use.
Unfortunately, there are problems here. With no HDMI or even DVI, there isn't much choice for access to high definition. Only analog YUV input is available and your only option is VGA if you use a small form factor PC .