Philips Launching World’s First 21:9 LCD TV

January 15 2009one Commented

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Most standard TVs have a 4:3 ratio and wide-screen TVs have about a 16:9.  This leaves black borders left at the top and bottom when watching certain movies.  This is something that Philips wants to eliminate by unveiling the world’s first 21:9 LCD TV.  The TV looks sleek has measures 56″ diagonally.   Movies that are in the 2.39:1 format will take up the entire screen.  Most traditional TVs will try to compensate by distorting the picture to fill the screen, but it loses the scope of the original video.

What about TV broadcasts and game consoles?  Their regular 16:9 aspect ratio is able to adapt to the fill the 21:9 screen.

“With our unique Cinema 21:9 we have developed a television which takes you as close to the experience that you enjoy at the cinema as you can get without buying a ticket. We believe that to really become absorbed in watching a film at home consumers are looking for a real cinematic viewing experience, so we have launched the world’s first cinema-proportioned TV screen perfectly complemented by our immersive Ambilight technology,” stated Des Power, SVP of Marketing Television for Philip Consumer Lifestyle.  “Philips new Cinema 21:9 takes enjoying movies at home to an entirely new level, the advantages over a traditional 16:9 ratio
screen in side by side comparisons are truly striking.”

The Cinema 21:9 LCD TV will be available in the spring of 2009.  More product specs will be arriving by the end of February 2009.

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