Philips Cinema 21: 9 3D TV
If you’re in the market for a 3D TV in the near future and are looking for a 3D cinema experience with your home theater setup, the TV model to keep an eye on is the Philips Cinema 21 :9 3D HD TV. With a resolution of 2560 x 1080, and a picture processing rate of 400Hz (to reduce motion blur), it’s billed as the world’s first cinema proportion’ 3D TV.
This 58-inch model comes with Ambilight wall illumination and LED Backlighting that features local dimming. The Ambilight Spectre 3 technology provides, as the name suggests, ambient glow from the top, left and right of the TV screen. As for the LED backlighting, the panel receives illumination from 2000 LEDs which can produce a contrast rate of 10 000 000 : 1. These two technologies help provide excellent illumination, colors and the necessary shadows to replicate what you would normally see on a cinema screen.
You’ll also be impressed with the set’s built-in wireless connectivity. It comes with the Philips Net TV web application and an Opera-based browser that allows you to surf the Internet. Also included is an integrated 3D transmitter. Philips makes use of the active shutter 3D technology, which requires special 3D glasses to be worn when viewing 3D content.
This 3D HDTV, when it hits the market, is expected to cost around $5,100.