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THE CHEAPEST EVER......I HAVE THIS COMING ON MONDAY AND I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT.....AFTER ONE FOR 18mths FOR THE PRICE TO COME DOWN......

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Philips 56PFL9954, welcome back! The 21:9, true cinema ratio Philips 56pfl9954 was one of our best selling large TVs in recent times; and for very good reason!

In what is possibly the biggest development in TVs since widescreen, the Philips 56PFL9954 is the first commercially available TV with a genuine, cinema scale TV screen. The 21:9 aspect is, for the first time on a TV, to the exact scale of a cinema screen. This doesn't just mean an engaging wide picture but also the complete absence of those annoying black bars that blight most films. OK, so the screen isn't quite as big as most cinemas, but 56 inches is certainly big enough to give a genuine cinema experience in most living rooms. With all the excitement about the screen size and shape it would have been easy to have forgotten about the quality. Fortunately, that's not what Philips has done.

Key to the fantastic picture quality is Philips's Ambilight Spectra 3. This advanced ambient lightening system draws you in to the picture and makes it more comfortable to watch TV. In addition to 1080p HD Ready and 200Hz technology, this Philips 56 inch LCD TV also boasts the unique Philips technology of Perfect Pixel HD. Building on Philips's award-winning Pixel Plus, Perfect Pixel HD creates super-sharp definition and ultra-low noise. Perfect Natural Motion makes film replay a smooth, fluid process. Furthermore, with a, class-leading, response time of just 1ms, the Philips 56PFL9954 is one of the fastest responding TVs in its class. Factor in the astonishing contrast ratio of 80,000:1 and its clear to see that this 21:9 Philips TV is something very special indeed.

With a cinema sized screen you really need a cinema sized sound system to go with it. As ever, we'd always recommend using a TV of this size and quality with a separate home-cinema system. Having said that, considering the super-slim frame, this Philips 56 inch Ambilight TV is impressive. BBE sound enhancement and a powerful 2x15 watts amp give a more spacious sound with greater depth and width than is sometimes the case with large TVs.

Just when you think the Philips can't possibly offer any more, it responds with Net TV. As the name suggests, Net TV gives you access to a range of entertainment on the web: simply connect the 56PFL9945 to your home network via a LAN connection. NET TV also allows you to stream videos and pictures from your PC to TV. As you'd expect from this luxury TV, all the sockets you could possibly need are included. No fewer than five (one side-mounted) HDMI sockets cater for your High Definition sources. A USB socket lets you play back photos and music through the TV from memory storage devices. For other sources the twin SCART sockets, PC input, S-Video and component sockets prove comprehensive enough for any system. An added benefit is the coaxial digital output; perfect for connecting the TV to your home cinema system.

The Philips 56pfl9954 is now back and at a better price than ever. Big TV bargain of the year? We certainly think so!

Please note. Stand is an optional extra, but at just £99.95 (normally £249.95) you'd be mad to miss out - these won't be available again!
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#1
Lucky you. Great price but out of my reach :(
#2
Mate! FULL ON bragging rights there.


Were do you live ........ (_;) lol
#3
"but also the complete absence of those annoying black bars that blight most films."

err no as you will just get them at the sides instead of the top and bottom as many films are 1.85:1! :D
banned#4
MattyPlant
Mate! FULL ON bragging rights there.


Were do you live ........ (_;) lol


Sacrifices have to be made......I have seen them at £4k £3k £2k and almost had a clearance one at M&S £599 a few weeks ago butsold out......I decided against it but to be honest the spec of it and to see it in action this is an awesome tv. It has very very few flaws for me, could be slimmer but the slimmer LED version is £4k.......and I love ambilight spectra 3......

I will be happy on monday......
banned#5
cdm22
"but also the complete absence of those annoying black bars that blight most films."

err no as you will just get them at the sides instead of the top and bottom as many films are 1.85:1! :D


There will not be any lines on my tv.....this will fit any size....I had a demo before buying for normal 16:9 tv and you miss a shred on top and bottom and it is negligible.

I think it will be hard to convince a current owner they have made a bad decision, I had a demo as I had a few questions before I could consider this tv and all my worries were answered on the demo....now I have no fears of exactly how it will be FOR ME.....I am sure like anything it is horse for courses but this is my course.....<3


Edited By: konimitsu on Mar 25, 2011 18:16
1 Like #6
I'm not saying its bad, I would love one too, but the only way a 1.85:1 film is going to fill the screen completely is to stretch the image sideways. Rather pointless for someone who is trying to be a purist where 'wider' widescreen films are concerned.
banned#7
cdm22
I'm not saying its bad, I would love one too, but the only way a 1.85:1 film is going to fill the screen completely is to stretch the image sideways. Rather pointless for someone who is trying to be a purist where 'wider' widescreen films are concerned.


My thoughts also but most films are not 1,85:1 anyway but my tv is also going to be used for watching normal tv and until you actually see it yourself I think it is difficult to understand or see how the tv stretches the program. My missus went and watched a couple of things with me in the demo, we had a standard 16:9 alongside and after the demo there was no way we were not going to buy it......it makes such little difference for us.
#8
A great T.V. but think if watching tennis everyone ones head would be turning with left and right, right and left, left and right :)
#9
konimitsu
cdm22
I'm not saying its bad, I would love one too, but the only way a 1.85:1 film is going to fill the screen completely is to stretch the image sideways. Rather pointless for someone who is trying to be a purist where 'wider' widescreen films are concerned.


My thoughts also but most films are not 1,85:1 anyway but my tv is also going to be used for watching normal tv and until you actually see it yourself I think it is difficult to understand or see how the tv stretches the program. My missus went and watched a couple of things with me in the demo, we had a standard 16:9 alongside and after the demo there was no way we were not going to buy it......it makes such little difference for us.


If you don't really notice is then fair enough. Personally it would drive me mad in the end :D
#10
Not cheapest ever - this was £599 @ Marks and Spencer a couple of months ago...
#11
My understanding is that it uses an algorithm that stretches the edges disproportionately compared to the centre, sort of like a horizontal fish-eye effect. I've seen this Tv in action (as a casual glance rather than an in depth appraisal) and was extremely impressed.

I would still want to see if there is any fish-eye distortion, particularly on panning wide angle shots and people walking off shot etc before making a definite decision....
banned#12
tomwatts
Not cheapest ever - this was £599 @ Marks and Spencer a couple of months ago...

Correct Tom M&S cleared their Philips stock but they were only a few and snapped up rapidly by "I suspect" insiders. All of sudden ebay were littered with them.....braggers here indeed said they bought a few to sell on....so for most of us this is the cheapest ever we can get hold of.....<3
#13
konimitsu
tomwatts
Not cheapest ever - this was £599 @ Marks and Spencer a couple of months ago...


Correct Tom M&S cleared their Philips stock but they were only a few and snapped up rapidly by "I suspect" insiders. All of sudden ebay were littered with them.....braggers here indeed said they bought a few to sell on....so for most of us this is the cheapest ever we can get hold of.....<3


yes you right I had mine reserved to be delivered and even got dispatching email and they call me to confirm day of delivery! On the day of delivery I could not wait so I called them and know what? no more stock, joke, completely joke. bunch of morons as I could go to shop earlier to pick it up, I called colliers wood store in London and was told that week ago they still have on unit.
899£ it good price, it is propably last batch as this tv is discontinued all over (apart of digitaldirect - 999£ you can get 5 years warranty ) so I think I will visit shop tomorrow.
1 Like #14
Heat just for the posters enthusiasm. Looks good - when I win the Euromillions tonight I might get a bigger version for the games room
#15
Good deal, if it had 3d then it would seal the deal for me.
1 Like #16
This is £899 for a reason
21:9 Flopped
Very nice price though if you want one
I have only had my 52" Bravia for 9months think i will stick
#17
Is the picture better than the panny g2o? for movies/sport and ps3?
banned#18
blanka
Good deal, if it had 3d then it would seal the deal for me.


You can get the new one with 3d, I checked it out the other day £3999 phew!!!!!!

Maybe I will get that in 3 or 4 years when reduced......
#19
Would love it I had the spare cash! Hot deal
3 Likes #20
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Dam so I cant get another for the kitchen
banned#21
Shonk
This is £899 for a reason
21:9 Flopped


Based on what? They have just released a newer version of the same....21:9

By the way you do have a nice tv and I would not look to swap after 9mths either....
banned#22
dirtyleedshawks
Heat just for the posters enthusiasm.


Well thank you kind sir.....I am rather exciteable about getting it.....X)
#23
Most of what I watch/play is 16:9 but if your a complete movie buff and watch mostly that format then I guess this is for you...
#24
I take it you can't order this online?
banned#25
A friend of mine has one of these 21:9 TVs - amazing for watching films on, but wasnt great with live sport, it just didnt look right.
#26
omg im so tempted to get this MOVIE display, really dont need it as ive got a good TV which is ok to a degree for watching movies, but if ur into movies proper (and not 3D) then this is the beast to watch them on, most movies would be awesome on it
#27
Arghhhhhhhhhh NOOOO just bought one last week
#28
Cost me £999 nightmare coulda saved £100
#29
Are Philips TV's really that good anymore though ?
Think about it - amongst the hordes of Samsungs / LG /Sony LCD's that are appearing on this site regularly you hardly ever see Philips 32" to 40" LCD Range appear on this site

Apart from this 56" beast why do we not see more Philips 32" to 40" TVs on here - it seems to me they are lacking a meaningful presence in the marketplace compared to what they used to be

That's why this TV does not immediately "grab" me
#31
hot from me!! a great price for a great tv!! even if it is for a niche section of the market!! if this is what you're after,get this now!!
#32
konimitsu
My thoughts also but most films are not 1,85:1

It's roughtly a 50/50 split.
banned#33
geedee1969
Cost me £999 nightmare coulda saved £100


Our Price Challenge is even valid up to 7 days after purchase!


Sods law will say you bought it before last saturday but if not the price match is 7 days. Even if a little longer I would call and whine at them anyway you never know......"I mean you was going to think about it for a week anyway wasn't you until the nice sales chap pushed you."
#34
konimitsu
blanka
Good deal, if it had 3d then it would seal the deal for me.


You can get the new one with 3d, I checked it out the other day £3999 phew!!!!!!

Maybe I will get that in 3 or 4 years when reduced......


That's a lot of money! Think I'll wait to oled and this 60 something that's better then 1080p. Then all these 4 grand tv's will be cheap like the bunny.lol
Just about two years wait though.
#35
Won't it just appear as a stretched image if the overall resolution is still 1900x1080?
#36
Good on you mate. Its an awesome TV. if you have black borders on the side I'm sure you can put with it. you had to put up with borders for the last 20-30 years so its not a problem. watching a widscreen movie on this is the same as watching it on a 67.2" 16:9 TV. and thats big!!

It has a double advantage: on the one hand, its 56 inch panel is impressive in itself, and on the other, films in 2.35 fill the whole surface of the screen. This means you can display an image that is around 70% larger than if you had a 16/9 screen of the same height. To put things in another way, you gain 20% in terms of display in comparison to a 16/9 screen of the same diagonal.


http://www.digitalversus.com/philips-to-put-large-lcd-2-35-format-tv-on-sale-news-8225.html

Edited By: montana78 on Mar 25, 2011 19:50
#37
cdm22
"but also the complete absence of those annoying black bars that blight most films."

err no as you will just get them at the sides instead of the top and bottom as many films are 1.85:1! :D
Correct, many are, but these days 2.39:1 (often rounded up to 2.4:1) is the standard for 35mm (which most films are still shot in). However, 2.39:1 works out to 21.51:9, so perhaps this TV is actually not quite wide enough! (But I'm assuming they're rounding down.) But how does it handle 16:9 or even 4:3 footage? Either bars down the left and right or stretched picture (hopefully it at least gives you the option).
#38
I've never got the "annoying black bar" thing, unless it refers to wasting money on unused pixels.

The gap between TV and ceiling is equally annoying once you've tried a projector ;)
#39
interested as to how this would work with a ps3 and blu-ray, is there an option to output to 21:9? and will blu-rays support it?
#40
so it's 21:9 , native res 2560:1080 ....

So it has to upscale a 1920x810 (effectively, for cinema-scope) signal ?

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