The review unit we tested came with an integrated stand, although it's also capable of wall mounting, with dimensions of 1066 x 794 x 303 mm and a gross weight of 38.6kg. The main thing you'll notice about the AT4220B is the speaker grille, which sits at the bottom of the screen in a horizontal line. This isn't unique, but it is in contrast to a lot of flat panels that mount stereo speakers on either side of the display. Aside from the mandatory Acer logo, the AT4220B's front is otherwise stark and unremarkable, with none of the glossy piano black that seems de rigeur with so many TV makers these days. If you're after a very flashy looking TV before it's switched on, the AT4220B's matte finish may not excite you.
Just like the panel, the AT4220B's remote is on the plain side, although this has the benefit of making it an uncomplicated remote that's very easy for anyone to pick up and use. The one standout feature here is what Acer calls its "Empowering" button; this is a big friendly green button on the remote that by default changes to one of six different viewing modes -- standard, movie, game, sports, concert and user defined -- but can be toggled to switch between five favourite tuned TV channels.
The AT4220B's menu setup, rather like its remote, is very simple to operate, although we were left initially stymied by the layout for altering certain calibration options. The inbuilt viewing modes worked well in our testing, although we found that the game setting tended to overemphasise the bright colours in some games, further accentuating their artificiality.
Picture quality on the AT4220B was decent through most of its input sources, especially (and not surprisingly) HDMI and component sources. Calibrating with a Monster ISF calibration disk and DisplayMate revealed some weaknesses in the overall level of blacks, which isn't terribly uncommon in lower-cost LCD panels. For most circumstances and tastes this wouldn't be a deal-breaker, but if you're a big fan of movies with very dimly lit scenes it's worth keeping in mind.
We're yet to see a flat panel TV with a really impressive inbuilt audio solution, and the AT4220B certainly didn't disabuse us of this notion; it's 10W speakers were acceptable for, say, low-level video gaming, but in almost every other entertainment endeavour we'd connect up a home theatre solution rather than just make do.