Philips' swank new DesignLine televisions are a work of art

By Shawn Knight
Mar 16, 2013
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  1. yRaz

    yRaz TS Guru Posts: 1,342   +339

    this tv is for people who design a room for their home theater. It would most likely have no light in it so glare wouldn't be a problem. If you have ever seen a real home theater you'd know they have raised seating, often resembling stadium seating. You just aren't seeing the target market.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    So the target market sits up near the roof and looks at the tv on a downward 10-20 degree angle?
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 7,598   +2,005

    You do have a point there. So in other words this TV is meant to be sold to a select few, much like the GeForce GTX Titan. Didn't the link above suggest, they were leaving the consumer electronics market because they were having trouble selling products? What you are suggesting makes this question even harder to understand.

    After a few moments of thought, If I were to setup a theater such as what you are describing, I would not be using a TV. If you have ever been to a Movie Theater you would understand what I would be mimicking.
  4. yRaz

    yRaz TS Guru Posts: 1,342   +339

    this is fashion over function. If you look at how many people buy the iPhone its a fairly large market(oops).
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    iPhones are pretty nice compared to Android, I gotta say myself... but yeah, this TV is made for people who like to brag about how beautiful their home theater is, not how functional it is.
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TS Guru Posts: 1,342   +339

    don't get me wrong, if you're happy with your product more power to you. That is why we buy these things, after all. If people are more concerned with looks rather than performance, well, this is the tv for them.
  7. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,480   +627

    There's a large difference in something looking pretty, and something completely missing the point of purpose.

    The TV will not be square when looking at it. There's no way to miss this. It's a major point when looking at TV, monitor, smartphone, etc.
  8. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 7,240   +960

    True, I notice that this is how Samsung gets it right, they get the beauty aspect along with the functionality aspect.
  9. Zoltan Head

    Zoltan Head TS Enthusiast Posts: 268   +27

    Surely the screen will look rectangular if you're at the right height above the center point of the screen (just as a regular tv can only look rectangular to at most one viewer in a room, everyone else's head will be displaced from the optimum position at least a little)? :)

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