Feeds
65%

HANNspree HANNSlounge designer LCD TV

Style over substance?

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

Hooking the screen up to a PC via the VGA input produced a solid image with no problems viewing the edges of the image. However, the display seemed to appear better when set to 1,280 x 768 rather than the native resolution of 1,366 x 768.

HANNspres HANNSlounge designer LCD TV

The HANNSlounge also features the ability to display two inputs side by side in 4:3 format at the same time - a nifty trick, although it's usefulness is probably limited in real life.

The remote control is sensibly laid out with easy to read labels. The buttons themselves are made of curved, clear plastic which slightly magnifies the text when read through them.

Those worried about their carbon footprint will be unhappy to learn that to power switch on the front only puts the unit into standby. To fully sever it from the mains supply you need to reach around the back, under the aforementioned flap that covers the connectors and hit the rocker switch by the power cable - an activity you're unlikely to want to repeat several times on a daily basis.

With an RRP of £679 the HANNSlounge is a little pricey for a 26in LCD TV. However, it's available for nearly half that online - I've seen it for around £380 - making it much more reasonable.

Verdict

If you want to standout from the crowd and don't want a boring standard-look TV, then HANNspree certainly has something more distinctive to offer. The design is quirky and definitely won't appeal to everyone, but it will get you noticed. But the lack of internal digital tuner is a disappointment and HANNspree has also been a little stingy with the connection options.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

65%

HANNspree HANNSlounge designer LCD TV

The HANNSlounge is competent, but you'll either love or hate the design. Definitely one for those that like to be noticed.
Price: £679 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays
Bad computers might ask if you are Sarah Connor
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users
Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis
And goes to the Genius Bar for support
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?