LCD TV Set Fall Preview

Very Good Static Quality

The HLQ260WR did well in our calibrator test. That's fairly good news for a reasonably-priced TV. Yet the Phocus LCD26WHS did better in this area. With this unit, we noticed a lot of inequalities in the rendering of the different shades.

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The black level was quite good, and the brightness was at a good level. But here too, Phocus offers better contrast at this level of brightness.

Spatial Uniformity

The lower part of the panel showed a fairly significant lighting deficit. The result was that by contrast, we saw halos of light in the lower corners of the screen, especially when the picture was dark.