The controls are located on the lower right front of the bezel and include just six buttons: power, two to select the input source, two for volume and one to select the display size. The onscreen menu cannot be accessed without the remote control.
The Fujitsu has the smallest and simplest of the units tested, but only very basic functions can be accessed without delving into the menu system. In fact, we believe that the remote really is too basic and has too heavy a reliance on the menu system. Another feature lacking in the remote control is the ability to control other devices such as DVD players and set top boxes, a feature present in the units from Hitachi and Samsung.
The menu system is quite straightforward and very easy to navigate. Basic picture adjustments include Contrast, Brightness, Colour, Tint, Sharpness, Luminance, Black Level and Colour Temperature. The Position and size of the image can be adjusted for all inputs other than RGB, which has its own settings such as Dot Clock, Clock Phase, Clamp Position and Auto-calibration.
The connectivity is good but certainly not as good as the Hitachi and Samsung units.
The Fujitsu's image quality is arguably the best of the units tested, but it was not a 'clean sweep'. For example, the gradient fills and shading on faces displayed distinct banding when viewed up close and some still images displayed annoying moire patterns not evident on the Hitachi and Samsung. Of course the problem with gradient fills vanishes when you move away to a more comfortable viewing distance from the display.
For movie viewing, the Fujitsu image is the 'cleanest' of all the displays tested, with greater impact at distance. While the colours are not as vivid as some of the other units, the colour on this Fujitsu is nevertheless more natural.
No speakers were supplied with the unit.