Cinema 21:9 http://www.stuff.tv/philips/cinema-219/all en-GB Philips Cinema 21:9 http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-cinema-219/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The world’s first Cinemascope-shaped TV looks extraordinary and is ideal for watching many movies at their best. But it’s not flawless... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1795" height="1795" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/56pfl9954h_12_tlp_.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Originality is a rare commodity in the crowded TV market, but the Philips Cinema 21:9 has it in spades. This is the first set we’ve tested to abandon the 16:9 widescreen format used by almost every modern television: instead, it’s designed to suit the 21:9 aspect ratio used by many big-budget Hollywood movies.</p> <p>And there’s no denying the visual drama of the TV that results. The Philips is no taller than a typical mainstream 42in TV, but its ultra-wide shape means it can boast an overall screen size of 56in – which helps to explain its massive 142cm width.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £4,500.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks great with cinemascope movies, but has too many flaws for the price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/philips-cinema-219 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-cinema-219/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/philips/philips-cinema-219/review#comments Cinema 21:9 Philips TVs over 42" Fri, 07 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12982 at http://www.stuff.tv