Belinea 10 17 28 review
Although more expensive than the BenQ and CTX, Belinea’s 10 17 28 belongs firmly in the budget category. The square base and silver styling are similar to the CTX, but the 10 17 28 just about has the edge on looks.
The buttons are located on the front, with the labels clearly readable, and the OSD is one of the most comprehensive this month, if a bit uninspiring in its layout. Several colour temperatures are available, but we found all of them left the image looking cold, requiring additional manual adjustment.
But once set up, the Belinea was comparable in quality to most others at this price. Although rated at 300cd/m2, brightness was a slight weakness, leaving our white test-screen dull, and this darkness made our greyscale tests murky too. Not surprisingly, this translates into deficiencies in real-world use, with dark scenes in videos and shadows lacking detail.
If you’ll mainly be using 2D apps, though, these problems aren’t noticeable. But the 10 17 28 isn’t a great choice if you edit images, as colours aren’t very accurate.
The three-year on-site warranty is welcome, and there’s a pair of 1W speakers for basic audio. The stand only tilts, but it’s sturdy and the 15mm-wide bezel is narrow for tiling two panels side-by-side.
But at this price, there’s lots of competition, and the 10 17 28 doesn’t stand out. If you want to spend less, the Sony costs just £115 and offers superior image quality. Also bear in mind that the Belinea costs only £5 less than the superb NEC.