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Old 03-31-2009, 09:30 PM
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Default Philips Agrees That Wider Is Better

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.hometheatermag.com/news/philips_ultrawide_lcd/' target='_blank'>http://www.hometheatermag.com/news/..._ultrawide_lcd/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Dubbed the Cinema 21:9, this TV's screen measures 56 inches diagonally with a native resolution of 2560x1080. An auto-formatting function can resize 16:9 material to fill the screen, or&mdash;thankfully&mdash;this function can be disabled to display everything in its native aspect ratio, sort of like an anamorphic lens being moved into and out of position on a front projector. "</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1238526919.usr20447.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>I've always preferred widescreen to formats that have been modified to fit my television.&nbsp; Aside from the fact that most movies are filmed with an eye to widescreen, it provides a much more compelling experience.&nbsp; Yes, I even watched widescreen format movies on a 13" kitchen TV.&nbsp; Philips seems to be taking this to the extreme by releasing a TV that has an aspect ratio of 2.33:1, just kissing the widest ratio you will ever need.&nbsp; The rest of the specifications look typical with it capable of 1080p resolution and 56 inches of LCD goodness.&nbsp; But why, oh why would you want Ambilight?&nbsp; I've never understood manufacturers that are infatuated with extra lights on their products.&nbsp; I have a desktop computer case that has blue LEDs that rivals the Luxor Hotel spotlight!&nbsp; Especially for a TV where all I would want to see is the movie itself, not the poorly painted wall its mounted on.&nbsp; Does anyone buy into mood lighting?</p>
 
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