Don’t be fooled by the familiar shape and the moving pictures: this isn’t a television. It’s a screen, which is just like a television except without a built-in tuner, speakers (although a pair is available as an option) or Scart sockets.
What you do get, though, is a supremely stylish set straight from the less-is-more school of design.
There are no swooping lines, odd-shaped speakers or mind-boggling stands, just an extremely slender piano-black bezel surrounding a very large screen.
And there’s no need to fret about the lack of a tuner or Scart sockets: two HDMI sockets and two component inputs should take care of any connectivity-related issues you might have.
Fujitsu hasn’t gone and ripped everything out of the inside, either. For one thing, it‘s improved its AVM II video processor, which uses pixel-by-pixel processing, scaling and a host of other technologies to produce a really great picture.
The picture you get using a DVD player upscaling to 1080i is impressive. Stability is top notch, with good definition, excellent motion tracking and a decent eye for colour.
Unfortunately, the Fujitsu can’t escape comparison with its peers and in this regard it really suffers despite the fact that it is, indisputably, a good product.