Fantastic reviews and a true cinematic experience, I can't believe how fast the price has dropped... even quicker than my jaw! With ambilight and 5 year guarantee it seems an amazing deal. This really tests the 3D v's 21:9 argument!
Ever noticed how when you watch a DVD or Blu-ray movie on a standard widescreen TV, you get black bars at the top and bottom of the screen? This is because most movies are filmed with an aspect ratio of 21:9 (also known as 2.39:1 or Cinemascope), whilst most widescreen TVs have a ratio of 16:9. In other words, the movie picture is wider than the TV screen. But now Philips presents the 56PFL9954H - the world's first 21:9, cinema proportioned TV.
Perfect for wall-mounting, the 56PFL9954H is a 56" LCD television which is fully HD ready, supporting full 1080p resolutions. With no black bars and a picture which fills the screen, the TV delivers DVD and Blu-ray movies in all their glory, with amazing levels of detail, smooth, fluid motion thanks to 200Hz technology, and rich, vivid colours. Partner with a high-quality Blu-ray player and prepare to be amazed - it's as close as you can get to a cinema in your home. The cinematic experience is further enhanced by Philip's 'Ambilight Spectra 3' system which softly illuminates the wall behind the TV with a colour and intensity of light which matches the picture on the screen. For example, if a film cuts to a jungle scene, a green light is emitted, or if a desert scene is shown, an orange light is projected onto the wall. This effective system makes movies even more immersing and atmospheric, so you'll feel even more a part of the action.
There's much more to this TV than just a big, super-wide screen. To start with there's an integrated Freeview tuner which gives you access to a host of fantastic digital channels. Plus, with no less than 5 HDMI inputs, you can easily connect Sky boxes, games consoles or AV receivers. There are also fantastic network features. The 56PFL' has both wired Ethernet and wireless networking built-in, so you can connect it to your home network and Internet connection. This lets you access Philip's NetTV system which, among other things, lets you watch YouTube videos. You can also stream media such MP3 and WMA music, MPEG, MPEG4 and WMV movie and JPEG photo files from your networked computer or DLNA compatible device. These files can also be played from USB devices such as memory sticks or portable MP3 players.
Perfect for movie buffs, those wanting a true cinema-proportioned picture, or anyone who wants a stylish, big-screen, feature packed TV, the Philips 56PFL9954H is a stunning entertainer.
The 56PFL9954H also comes with a 5 year guarantee at no extra charge. Details on how to register for your guarantee can be found in the box.