Philips Cinema 21:9 – Cinema LCD TV

Philips Cinema 21:9 Specifications

  • Display: 56″ TFT LCD, 2560×1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 21:9
  • Other: Ambilight
  • Availability: Spring 2009 in Germany, Belgium, UK, France


Philips Cinema 21:9 line of LCD TVs are ultra-wide and sport an aspect ratio of 21:9, perfect for those who watch film. The 21:9 aspect ratio is very close to the human visual system that has roughly a 2:1 aspect ratio and is the reason why we get such a full visual experience when watching film at the theaters. Philips is right to claim that its Cinema 21:9 is the world’s first cinema-proportioned LCD TV.

While at CES and after looking at Sony‘s VAIO P ultraportable notebook PC that has roughly a 2:1 aspect ratio with its 8″ LCD, I was bouncing off just this idea to John, a good friend of mine. It is good to know that someone out there was thinking outside of the box and I look forward to more LCD TV brands coming out with cinema proportioned versions. It would be great to see ultra-wide LCDs integrated into multimedia LCD monitors and notebook PCs as well.

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