PHILIPS 56PFL9954 56 inch 21:9 Cinema LCD TV 1080p £599.99 5 year warranty + free delivery and installation - HotUKDeals
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Happend to stumble across this and just ordered one even though I have a TV already as just too good to miss.

Philips 56'' 56PFL9954H Full HD 1080p Digital LCD TV

Product Code: T048019E
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Be blown away as you watch high-definition Blu-ray movies or HDTV or play games on the spectacular 56" ultra-wide television screen. For a true cinematic widescreen TV viewing experience that perfectly matches the original 21:9 (2.39:1) film format

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£599.00
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#1
OOS :(
#2
saved me 599.99 was going to buy it, but out of stock.
banned#3
Out of stock...probably why it is so cheap.......
#4
man I would have bought that!
#5
Bought 4 one for each wall in the living room , thanks OP
#6
deanos
Bought 4 one for each wall in the living room , thanks OP

Bought 24, to convert one of the walls in the living room into a video wall. So there :D
#7
Back in stock
#8
OOS
#9
How does non-21:9 standard TV (BBC for example) look on this? Does it have black bars on the sides?
#10
ilepak
How does non-21:9 standard TV (BBC for example) look on this? Does it have black bars on the sides?

Same scenario as 4:3 content on a 16:9 screen. Either black bars or you have to zoom/stretch.

Fortunate this is OOS, as I've just spent £400 on a washing machine. Probably would have bought this for the bedroom aswell :0

Edited By: Mentos on Mar 10, 2011 14:03
#11
good price but tv seems to be massive!
#12
Long and thin,hard to watch,this panel is mainly used for advertising and display in commercial premises,see them in airports for flight display monitors........cold from me.....normally used vertically

Edited By: antenna on Mar 10, 2011 19:27
#13
antenna
Long and thin,hard to watch,this panel is mainly used for advertising and display in commercial premises,see them in airports for flight display monitors........cold from me.....normally used vertically

Or the same aspect ratio as most movies.
#14
Mentos
antenna
Long and thin,hard to watch,this panel is mainly used for advertising and display in commercial premises,see them in airports for flight display monitors........cold from me.....normally used vertically
Or the same aspect ratio as most movies.
At the cinema this aspect is great or if you ONLY ever watch movies in 21:9 at home,then great......but squashed or stretched to fit this screen is pointless,or watch with black bars is horrible........if you like to watch letterbox tv then this set is for you.
#15
antenna
Mentos
antenna
Long and thin,hard to watch,this panel is mainly used for advertising and display in commercial premises,see them in airports for flight display monitors........cold from me.....normally used vertically
Or the same aspect ratio as most movies.
At the cinema this aspect is great or if you ONLY ever watch movies in 21:9 at home,then great......but squashed or stretched to fit this screen is pointless,or watch with black bars is horrible........if you like to watch letterbox tv then this set is for you.

Sorry you've lost me a little bit there. Nothing would be letter box on it, unless you mean bars on the left and right?

In any case it depends what you watch most and also which viewing you prioritise. There isn't a TV availabe that you won't have bars for some of your viewing unfortunately. Some may prefer to have them on eastenders, but not when watching movies.

I'm glad its out of stock as I'm holding out for the new 3D version to drop (considerably :)).
#16
I understand the points being made,but i just dont like the width to height appearence of this tv.
Can someone tell me the actual square inches of screen of this set as compared to a 50" 16:9 set.
I know it's not exactly relevant but i would still like to compare,one final point,at the cinema in 21:9 the screen is 15/20 feet tall so you dont constantly see above and below the screen when viewing
1 Like #17
got one came back in the stock! quidco tracking 17.79 sweet

Edited By: stkrup on Mar 12, 2011 09:32
#18
very hot, nearly half price to richer sounds deal on the same tv during boxing day
#19
#20
antenna
I understand the points being made,but i just dont like the width to height appearence of this tv.Can someone tell me the actual square inches of screen of this set as compared to a 50" 16:9 set.I know it's not exactly relevant but i would still like to compare,one final point,at the cinema in 21:9 the screen is 15/20 feet tall so you dont constantly see above and below the screen when viewing

Equivelant to 45" for 16:9 material and 60" for 21:9 material. (Pythagoras and a little algebra is your friend :))

Not really sure why the size of the cinema screen comes into this, as a 21:9 movie is going to be displayed in that asspect ratio even if you watch it on a 16:9 screen. Personally I feel 21:9 is a far closer aspect ratio to my field of vision then 16:9 or worse still 4:3.
#21
Thanks for your answers,maybe my question was confusing.
What is the area of panel of a 50"16:9 plasma as oposed to the area of a 56"21:9...in square inches or cm. thanks

Edited By: antenna on Mar 12, 2011 17:40: aspect
#22
back in stock with 2-3 weeks delivery, hope I get it, thanks

Edited By: Rudz on Mar 12, 2011 17:48
#23
Rudz
back in stock with 2-3 weeks delivery, hope I get it, thanks

i think it is standard delivery 2-3 weeks, I bought it yesterday and saying now dispatching soon delivered by 26 of march
#24
antenna
Thanks for your answers,maybe my question was confusing.What is the area of panel of a 50"16:9 plasma as oposed to the area of a 56"21:9...in square inches or cm. thanks
The best i can do is..the 56" screen is 8" longer and 3" less in height.
The 56" screen is 6% larger than the 50" screen.
The 50" is 30" high and the 56" is 27" high very approx.
#25
From a quick calc I make it: 1135.4"^2 versus 1068.2"^2

antenna
Thanks for your answers,maybe my question was confusing.What is the area of panel of a 50"16:9 plasma as oposed to the area of a 56"21:9...in square inches or cm. thanks
#26
A 21/9 56" screen would be:

51.5" x 22.1"

A 16/9 50" screen would be:

43.6" x 24.5"

This is from a quick excel calc, rounded to 1dp. This excludes bezels etc ofcourse and I've checked them back using pythagoras theorem, but still don't use them for anything critical (I don't want to be blamed if your TV won't fit :D)
#27
Cutting to the chase,it works out,if you can buy a 50" full hd for £470 and a 56" full hd for £600,is a 6% bigger screen worth £130 more.....i dont think so,but that is just my opinion..and remember it's a philips.....hardly inspires confidence,thank god for the 5 year guarantee!

Edited By: antenna on Mar 12, 2011 18:48
1 Like #28
Lots of discussions about the merit of this aspect ratio here and thats when this was £999 ex-demo :

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/philips-56pfl9954h-wifi-net-21-9-lcd-tv-with-5-year-guarantee-opened-box-superfi/881076

More info on aspect ratios here ->http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)

Interesting that this isn't one of the common AR used for films these days. For me though as I watch mainly TV then I guess the picture would need to be stretched or have black bars. I don't really like that idea but its a good price considering what it was originally being sold for.

Rob
#29
antenna
Cutting to the chase,it works out,if you can buy a 50" full hd for £470 and a 56" full hd for £600,is a 6% bigger screen worth £130 more.....i dont think so,but that is just my opinion.

Odd way to determine if a panel is worth it. But since your going down that route, you may want to consider 21:9 material on that 50" panel would only give you an image of area 813.9"^2.
#30
Is 21:9 material actualy broadcast?........i dont use blu-ray,x-box,or any games consoles,dont rent dvd's or download films..........like about 90% of the viewing public....i just want a "large" screen,if i want the latest films then i will buy a ****** copy.........so what's best........there is only one way to find out.........FIGHT..........me and mentos outside NOW.................
#31
Found another thread here ->http://www.avforums.com/forums/lcd-led-lcd-tvs/1020342-philips-21-9-a.html

This sparked my interest to see how the dimensions stack up against my 40". Basing some calcs on what Mentos did :

21/9 56" screen of 51.5" x 22.1"

My 40" Sony would be

16/9 screen of of 34.9" x 19.6"

So my screen would happily fit into this monster ... yes I got my tape measure out and found out how long 51.5" is .... it's huge.

Not quite sure how HD content would be handled given the extra width on the resolution.



Edited By: welshblob on Mar 12, 2011 19:22
#32
I have just drawn a 5.15" x 2.21" plan.to represent the 21:9 aspect.
And a 4.36" x 2.45" plan to represent a 50" 16:9 screen.
Looking at the two side by side i know which one i prefer....no contest...who wants 4 year old technology that was an absolute failure and now discontinued.

Edited By: antenna on Mar 12, 2011 19:44
#33
And if i see one mounted above the fireplace thru the open curtains in a chavs house i will throw a brick thru the window.........so there.
#34
Mentos..........mentos......MENTOS..........chucking a bucket of water over him.......wake up......i didn't hit you that hard.................what do you want welshblob to do with your coat..........
#35
LOL, unfortunately after you knocked me out I decided to go and have a sulk and then a munch :)

As with everything AV there are caveats unfortunately :( If you look at the native resolution of this display, its clear that 21:9 material is not available in this resolution. SD material would have to be scaled on any HD screen, therefore we'll leave that consideration aside. For letterbox HD 21:9 material this screen would have to upscale it. The alternative would have been to have a ~1920 x 900, which would mean cropping any 16:9 1080p material.

Ultimately as you say its old technology and this aspect ratio might not be for everyone. But having seen it in action, sitting at the appropriate THX viewing distance, I would certainly consider it. I wouldn't even class myself as a movie buff, but I could live with sitcoms with black bars in exchange for movies full screen. As thats when I really want to be fully immersed.

Ofcourse if your priorities differ, or you don't find letterboxing distracting, fair enough. I unfortunately do find it detracts from my experience. Not enought to pay £4k for one of these, but if the 3D version was in my price range next time I buy, I'd opt for it.

WRT aesthetics thats really subjective. Depending on the dimensions of the wall it could look better or worse then a 16:9 panel to my eye. But I'd find neither objectionable.


Edited By: Mentos on Mar 12, 2011 21:42
1 Like #36
just had a 40 inch philips, 3x 56 inch philips, 2 x32 inch philips and 1 x 42 inch phillips deliverd today, man was **** himself laughing...all brand new and sealed, best deal i have had on hot deals ever, im one happy chappy cheers op
#37
coolcraig999
just had a 40 inch philips, 3x 56 inch philips, 2 x32 inch philips and 1 x 42 inch phillips deliverd today, man was **** himself laughing...all brand new and sealed, best deal i have had on hot deals ever, im one happy chappy cheers op

How much did that little lot set you back
#38
Mentos
coolcraig999
just had a 40 inch philips, 3x 56 inch philips, 2 x32 inch philips and 1 x 42 inch phillips deliverd today, man was **** himself laughing...all brand new and sealed, best deal i have had on hot deals ever, im one happy chappy cheers op


How much did that little lot set you back

3 grand
#39
coolcraig999
Mentos
coolcraig999
just had a 40 inch philips, 3x 56 inch philips, 2 x32 inch philips and 1 x 42 inch phillips deliverd today, man was **** himself laughing...all brand new and sealed, best deal i have had on hot deals ever, im one happy chappy cheers op

How much did that little lot set you back
3 grand

Not bad at all, wasn't too long ago you couldn't buy 1 large panel for £3k, now you got 7 :D

Hope you're house is Alarmed, or the delivery man may be paying you another visit in a stripey black and white suite and mask, carrying a bag marked swag :D
#40
M&S called to say they did'nt have any more in stock and cancelled my order, I'd had a call earlier from them to confirm that the TV was going to be delivered this weekend and they've taken the money out about a week ago, terrible service

Edited By: Rudz on Mar 17, 2011 18:35: spell

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