Philips has unveiled the upcoming release of its ultra widescreen TV, the Cinema 21:9 Gold. The new TV set has a wider aspect ratio compared to traditional 16:9 HDTV sets. It also sports passive 3D technology. Dubbed Easy 3D, the new TV of Philips would provide 3D images with light and simple eyeglasses, cheaper than active shutter 3D equivalents.
The TV is dedicated to cinema buffs and can display regular 16:9 content free of distortions, with dead space on both sides. It has a 2D to 3D conversion feature and also can distort content in order to fill the screen.
The refresh rate of the LED backlit screen is 100Hz and includes the Smart TV feature for web applications, streaming, social media and other Internet content. There is a USB recording feature present too.
Philips did not give any information about the launch date or the cost of the new TV.
Philips also showed the freshened up 9000 series with the 3D Max active shutter 3D technology. It promises to deliver the fastest response time existent on the market together with the brightest white and deepest black. Models that are larger than 32 inches are equipped with 400Hz panels. Those that are larger than 40 inches are provided with the Ambilight Spectra XL feature, or have a double row of color LEDs providing background mood lighting.
All devices have built-in Wi-Fi as well as the company’s Smart TV feature for web connection and access to applications. They also have a 40W RMS speaker system built-in for sound and a two-player gaming mode integrated, as well as 2D to 3D conversion.
The lower-end 8000 series of TVs are due soon and they would have 3D Max. The 7000 series would also appear soon and would have Easy 3D.
Shipping dates and prices are also unknown so far.