Philips Cinema 21:9 TV gets £4,500 price tag

The last time we heard about Philips's wall-hogging Cinema 21:9 TV was back in February when we were slapped with a £3,550 estimated price tag.W

Well if you've been saving your money up, we've got bad news. The official pricing and availability deets have been released, and it looks like you'll need to find another £1,000 pretty sharpish.

The stretch limo of the TV world will in fact set you back £4,500 when it hits shelves on 18 June.

Having seen it in action at the beginning of the year, we knew it was going to be a wallet hurter from the outset. Boasting a full HD, 56-inch screen complete with (surprise, surprise) an aspect ration of 21:9, you'll be able to watch both full Cinemascope and 16:9 films with none of that pesky letterboxing.

You'll also get Philips's 200Hz Clear LCD technology to minimise blurring, integrated Wi-fi for the Philips NetTV service, Ambilight Spectra LED lights and a five year guarantee as well.

The only downside is when watching those plain ol' 4:3 TV broadcasts, you'll have black bars down either side – but then this TV wasn't really designed for watching the news on.

Keep your eyes peeled for a full review soon, and be sure to let us know what you think below.