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Philips' New 21:9 Cinema TV

TylerColfax
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Posted January 15, 2009 - By TylerColfax

We missed it at CES, because it wasn't there, but the new Philips 21:9 aspect ratio TV is just what the cinephile ordered. There are many aspect ratios by which film and video can be displayed. Standard Defintion TV is typically 4:3, while HD TV is 16:9, and cinema-style films are 21:9. Some folks who purchased a new widescreen television have still found black bars on their Blu-ray movies, some of which have maintained their original aspect ratio.

At the end of the day, this 56" darling is a little ridiculous and ahead of itself when you consider that a 4:3 image of, say your favorite G4 show, would have an obscene amount of black space on either side. I, however, would seriously consider making this purchase if it meant I could watch two equally sized 4:3 images at once, with a pair of wireless headphones that separated the audio from each channel for each ear. Overkill? Or the future of media consumption?

We browse the Internet with multiple tabs and IMs and all kinds of crazy multi-tasking going on. Apart from the inevitable seizures, why shouldn't we be able to consume TV like that?

"TV, mute left channel." I hate commercials.

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