Phillips 21:9 Cinema LCD Tele – Niche and Big
This seems a great idea at first.
No more annoying squished films on a ‘normal’ shaped telebox.
But then, after thinking about this for a little while………
Philips’s new 56-inch LCD, bound for Europe, is boasting a 21:9 aspect ratioâ€”displaying a full anamorphic 2.40:1 frame without letterboxing.
But if you also watch television programmes…………..
Or how about those flicks that aren’t filmed in 2.40:1 (2.40:1 is the aspect ratio of Panavision 70mm film) or the many, many thousands of films shot in less-than-21:9, you’ll get those letterboxes on the side.
You won’t even get to enjoy those IMAX scenes from Dark Knight in their glorious full-frame beauty.
But, saying that, if you’re generally rocking blockbuster films out of your Blu-ray player then this is the TV for you. :OP
Philips is looking at a Spring ’09 release.
There’ll be more to tell in a few weeks so start planning your home-cinema now!
Philips via GadgetVenue