Preview: The Philips Ultra-Widescreen 21:9 56″ HDTV

May 1, 2009 by  
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philips_cinema219Dutch site Tweakers.net was lucky enough to get a review model of the new 21:9 Philips 56″ super widescreen wonder we covered previously, and it looks mighty good indeed.

Pics include the one we show here, plus some more juicy pics, including Transformers: The Movie showing with no letterbox bars at all. It’s a 2K resolution TV with a 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio that (according to the article) is supposed to be super impressive.

For now, no prices or US release has been announced, but after seeing this, we’re crossing our fingers we’ll see it on US soil before too long. Some doubt there would be a market for this TV here; we care to disagree. We’d grab it up, being big movie watchers we are.

Yes, the article is in Dutch; thank heavens for Google translator. Follow this link.

Info Nugget: Philips Cinema 21:9 has a release date

February 20, 2009 by  
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2-20-09-cinema_21-9_06_lifA recent UK trade show revealed that the large HDTV wonder would be released “sometime this Spring”, but now more solid details about price and shipping date have been revealed. There’s some good and bad news associated with this, however…the price will be a tad more than originally suggested.

The 56-inch 21:9 (that’s theater width screen) widescreen HDTV panel will cost you a wallet-busting $5,000 USD. So this one is squarely in the “elite” category of entertainment items.

We previously posted about this TV and its awesome specs, so no doubt it will appeal to the high-end market right out of the gate and get its fair share of takers. We can’t wait to see it when it comes out and we’ll bring you the early reviews, of course.