Feeds

Philips creates cinema aspect-ratio HD TV

Roll out the red carpet

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Film fanatics rejoice, because Philips has premiered the world’s first cinematically proportioned telly.

philips_cinema_tv_01

Philips' Cinema 21:9 TV

Many existing 52in HD TVs have a 16:9 aspect ratio, but Philips' similarly dimensioned movie monster has a 21:9 aspect ratio. This not only makes the screen look even more rectangular, but also ensures that films fill the entire screen without letterbox strips.

As a result, movies can be enjoyed “as the director intended”, Philips claimed. Everyday telly and games will can be stretched or cropped to ensure it always feels like you’re at the cinema - and, we hope, letterboxed.

The screen’s complemented by Philips' established Ambilight lighting system. This fixe three lights behind the telly – on the left- and right-hand sides and on top – to project ambient glows onto the rear wall.

Colours change according to what’s on screen. For example, an aura of red lights may appear during a gruesome murder, while a green glow would accompany actors walking through woods.

philips_cinema_tv_02

Eastenders and videogames are also displayed like films

It’s worth noting that Ambilight is a fairly old technology. Philips' newer edition of the technology, Aurea, which doesn’t feature on this model, adds the same lighting system into a TV’s frame.

Philips' Cinema 21:9 TV will be available in the UK this Spring, but its full specifications and price haven’t been announced yet. It doesn’t come with popcorn, though. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
WTF happened to Pac-Man?
In his thirties and still afraid of ghosts
Reg man builds smart home rig, gains SUPREME CONTROL of DOMAIN – Pics
LightwaveRF and Arduino: Bright ideas for dim DIYers
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Apple patent LOCKS drivers out of their OWN PHONES
I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't let you text that
Microsoft signs Motorola to Android patent pact – no, not THAT Motorola
The part that Google never got will play ball with Redmond
Slip your finger in this ring and unlock your backdoor, phone, etc
Take a look at this new NFC jewellery – why, what were you thinking of?
Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!
Monochrome handset ushered in modern mobile gaming era
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.