Stuck at home on a weekend? Lounging at home need not be as boring or wearisome as it sounds. With minimal effort (like dimming the lights, setting up a 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound speaker system, or angling seats a certain way), an ordinary living room can turn into a personal theater that can entertain even the most sophisticated of film buffs or couch potatoes.
The current line-up of audio-video-multimedia (AVM) technologies has driven more people to forego the long lines at the cinema to enjoy the latest high definition movies at the comfort of their own abode. Entertainment showpieces like the Philips Cinema 21:9 have constantly won over film aficionados because of its intimate viewing experience and vivid cinema-like imagery.
Aside from the picture quality, what strikes every videophile’s attention is the Philips Cinema 21:9’s movie format aspect ratio. This guarantees that pictures are shown in their original movie format – the way film directors intended their films to be seen.
It also eliminates the black “letterboxes” that are flashed onscreen. This also prevents other distortions, like stretching or cropping of frames, that makes viewers miss out important film elements. Instead of cropping pictures, the entire width of the screen is filled with the image – to help viewers appreciate the minute aspects of the movie.
On top of the aspect ratio, the Philips Cinema 21:9 has even outdone traditional two-dimensional theaters in terms of picture quality. The 56-inch Cinema 21:9’s standard, cinema, vivid or personal settings lets viewers watch movies in full detail according to the style or effect of their choice. Action packed sequences run smoothly – without dizzying jerks or juddering.
The Cinema 21:9’s 2560 x 1080 progressive (p) panel resolution also renders pictures with a three-dimensional effect. This high definition LCD gives viewers a sensation that pictures are “popping-out” from the screen or being “drawn into” the image.
Of course, each viewing experience with Philips Cinema 21:9 is enhanced with the Ambilight Spectra 3. This patented backlighting system emits glows of light onto the surface or surrounding area of the Cinema 21:9. This cascade of color and light expands the already wide screen of the LCD TV. Film buffs will love how the Ambilight effectively sets the mood for the film and allows the audience to fully immerse themselves in what they’re watching.
With smart and handy AVM equipment like the Philips Cinema 21:9, it won’t be surprising if more discriminating Filipino videophiles find long movie queues unappealing. Bring out the popcorn and enjoy an authentic home theater experience at home with the Philips Cinema 21:9. Drop by the nearest Philips showroom now for a preview of the Cinema 21:9.
Philips Cinema 21:9 specs
o Type: LCD
o Backlight: scanning backlight
o Size: 56 inches
o Resolution: 2560 x 1080p (UW-UXGA)
o Contrast Ratio: 80,000:1 (dynamic)
o Brightness: 500cd/m2
o Refresg RateL 200Hz
o Response Time: 1ms
o Viewing Angle: 176 degrees
o HDMI: 5 (ver. 1.3)
o PC/DVI (white): 0
o PC/VGA (blue): 1
o Component In: 1
o Composite In: 1
o Audio Out: 1
o S-Video: 1
o USB: 1
o Card Reader: 0
o Ethernet: yes
o Wi-Fi: 802.11g
o DLNA: yes
* Power Consumption: 240 Watts
* Others: LED wide-color Ambilight Spectra 3
* Size: 1418 x 745 x 105mm (with stand)
* Weight: 37.4kg (with stand)