Philips 21:9 Cinema / 56PFL9954

  • Philips 21:9 Cinema / 56PFL9954
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Based on 33 scores, 46 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    14
  • Good:
    13
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great looking, deep Colors, Panel is quite bright, Ambilight looks good, as usual, Very well built, sturdy external quality.
  • Ambilight, built in Wi-Fi, unique
  • Looks. Extensive spec. Including Wi-Fi and DLNA. Great sound. Fine performance with cinemascope content

Cons:

  • Weak Blacks, Expensive, as it is only meant for Cinemascope movies.
  • Ultra expensive, weak speakers

Expert reviews and ratings

By 5FWD on 100

If movies are your life this is the TV for you. Not only can it do pretty much everything a normal HDTV does, it also presents films in a totally unique way that really brings them to the fore. The design, build quality and features are...

By T3 Magazine on

Last year we saw the Philips Cinema 21:9 series, a stunning set with an aspect ratio designed for cinema viewing, enabling viewers to watch movies without black bars at the top and bottom of the picture. Now the Dutch company is releasing its...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 90

It’s not often that one can say this, but the Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD panel is unique, and you can tell that it’s unique at a glance. That’s because instead of having the usual widescreen 16:9 display, it has a super widescreen 21:9...

By ElectricPig.co.uk on 100

The ultimate TV for watching Blu-ray and...

By CNET UK on 88

The Philips Cinema 21:9 is aimed at a very specific audience. If you're a movie lover with deep pockets, you'll be very happy with this TV. Some projectors offer a better home-cinema solution, but they aren't all that suited to everyday use....

By Tech2 on 70

PerformanceThe deal is this: Blu-ray and DVD movies are actually more often than not rendered in an aspect ratio of around 2.35:1. Thus we see black lines at the top and bottom when playing this content on a regular 16:9 TV. In this Cinema 21:9 model,...

By CIOL on 80

You may say that there's something strange about this TV. It's different, yes, but thats mainly because of the unique 21:9 aspect ratio. Almost all flat panel TVs available today adopt the 16:9 aspect ratio, which is what we're accustomed to...

By FlatpanelsHD on

Philips adventure into the world of 21:9 home cinema is spectacular and I must say that I was very anxious to get Cinema 21:9 on the test bench even though I have seen it a few times already. As always, the default settings on a Philips LCD-TV are not...

By Stuff.tv on 60

Looks great with cinemascope movies, but has too many flaws for the price...

By CNET Asia on 80

Watching ultra-wide movies is a treat on the new Philips Cinema 21:9. But for everything else, you should just settle for a regular 16:9 HDTV which costs a lot...

By RegHardware on 90

Film purists will love the Philips Cinema 21:9 56PFL9954H. The picture quality is exceptionally strong and the perfect proportions for film make it a dream buy. Of course, theres still some 4:3 content, which leaves black bands hanging around,...

By AVReview on 80

OverviewPrice: £4,500More info: PhilipsType: LCDScreen size: 56inConnectivity: 5xHDMI v1.3 (4 on the back, one on the side), 2x Scart, D-Sub PC in, component video in, composite video in, S-video in, stereo audio out/in, 3.5mm headphone jack, RF...

By Wired UK on 90

Every now and then, a manufacturer comes up with an idea that it claims will reinvent the way we think about home cinema. This time it's Philips' turn with the 56PFL9954H, more emotively known as the Cinema 21:9 LCD TV. Not just another big...

By Pocket-lint on 90

At 4,500 its an expensive upgrade to an existing flatsceen TV, and though short-lived, the initial wow-factor is almost worth the cashKey specsComponent, Composite, Digital audio, Ethernet, HDMI, Optical, Scart, USB,...

By iGIZMO on 80

Philips’ ground-breakingly wide TV is a movie buff’s dream come true - provided they can afford it Stunning design / Aspect ratio really makes films more enjoyable / Huge feature list You did notice the £4,500 price? / Occassional...

By Whathifi.com on 60

The Cinema 21:9 (or the 56PFL9954H) is a unique TV and yes, it really does look as amazing in the flesh as it does on screen. What we have here is a television set no taller than your average 42in flatscreen, but with a diagonal screen size of 56in...

By DigitalVersus on 80

The Philips 56PFL9954H is a UFU floating among LCD TVs. With its 21/9 format that breaks with the standard 16/9 screens, it offers new possibilities for home cinema enthusiasts; it also causes confusion among customers not used to all these different...

By Televisions on 74

The Philips Cinema 21:9 is a daylight-suitable LCD TV in extravagant CinemaScope format, with an excellent feature list and powerful sound. Weaknesses include the high price and...

By Tech Digest on

Dan feasts his eyes on the worlds first TV built for the cinemaShort VersionName: Philips Cinema 21:9Type: 56" superwidescreen LCD TVSpecs:Dynamic contrast - 80,000:1 Resolution - Full HD (2560 x 1080p) Response Time - 1ms Frame Rate - 200Hz Viewing...

By TechRadar on 100

del.icio.us reddit! TechBlips Facebook Stumbleupon Newsvine tweet Widescreen is dead; long live Cinema 21:9. The Philips 56PFL9954H is a daring experiment in screen dimensions, designed to maximise the cinematic potential of hi-def discs while...