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Philips 56PFL9954 / Cinema 21:9

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Philips 56PFL9954 / Cinema 21:9. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the remote control and sound are generally positive. The durability and design also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the tuner and black level. Opinions about the size and usability are mixed.

image quality, design, durability, sound, remote control

price, black level, tuner

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Philips 56PFL9954 / Cinema 21:9 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Chris Michaels (associatedcontent.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 56in LCD TV Review

 

In today's abundant Television market, finding a unique product is almost impossible, with the exception of the Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD television

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Vincent Chang & Andy Sim (hardwarezone.com)

Bringing the Cinema Home - Philips' Cinema 21:9 Launch - HardwareZone.com

 

Philips has established another "world's first" with the launch of the Cinema 21:9, a Full-HD LCD TV carved to cinematic proportions. Besides this 56-inch mega widescreen TV, Philips refreshed several product lineups from LCD TVs, SoundBars and AV...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Televisions.com (televisions.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 - 56 PFL 9954 H

 

Exclusive - currently the only TV in CinemaScope format., Rich connectivity with five HDMI inputs., Powerful sound., Heaps of multimedia functions, including YouTube access., Low power-consumption given the size of the screen

Screen format dictates a loss of sharpness for HDTV pictures wider than 16:9., Confusing aspect-ratio switching., Some obvious trailing effects., Relatively low contrast-ratio., Imperfect colors (even after calibration)., Optimal picture only when...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: AskMen Editors (askmen.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV

 

With the Cinema 21:9 LCD TV, Philips is bringing the theater's true aspect ratio into your home.

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Philips’ latest LCD TV announcement, the Cinema 21:9, and with good reason. This brand new flat-panel set is the world's first truly cinema-proportioned HDTV, offering the very best movie-watching widescreen experience...

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (t3.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold review: first look

 

Movie-friendly set with Smart TV and passive 3D technology

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Lamkin (pocket-lint.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Philips' 21:9 revolution rumbles on with the introduction of the more budget-friendly (although it still won't confirm the bloomin' price so we'll have

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Siddharth Basrur (tech.firstpost.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 3D TV - Wide Load

 

I was quite sore that I missed out on the launch of this TV, but sure enough, it landed on our AV room's doorstep a short while after. I was amazed at the sheer size of the package, and was even more amazed when I actually got the monster out of its...

I really like the Cinema 21:9 and it is definitely one of the better TVs I’ve ever had the pleasure of testing. It has great picture reproduction capabilities, awesome sound and some nice features. However, there are these tiny things that Philips...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Siddharth Bhatia (tech.firstpost.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 LCD TV

 

From the makers of the ubercool Ambilight series, which deservedly won accolades for design, comes a totally new concept of an LCD TV. Philips have released their 21:9 aspect ratio TV, with a reasonable level of aplomb and panache. Rightfully so, as...

The MRP is Rs. 4,50,000. So I don’t have to even say that it's expensive, because that would be just a waste of words. In the same price category there are Plasmas with much deeper blacks, but, that’s the only cinch that the Philips Cinema 21:9 has....

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (pocket-lint.com)

Philips 56PFL9954H Cinema 21:9 television

 

Welcome to the wonderful world of CinemaScope TV. With a good 50% of Blu-ray discs containing movies in CinemaScope 2.39:1 aspect, high-def fans still have to put up with black bars above and below the action. Until now, that is. Despite minor...

Involving HD pictures, superb scaling, great remote control, beefy sound

Some picture distortion, occasional softness, no LED panel

Despite minor criticisms, it's fair to say that the Cinema 21:9 provides an awesome experience that is initially stunning. It's a huge improvement on widescreen TV if you watch a lot of Blu-ray or DVD movies in the CinemaScope (or similar) format, and...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Tech Staff (techradar.com)

Philips Cinema 21:9 review

 

The Philips 56PFL9954H 21:9 is a super-wide, ultra chic and devastatingly effective 1080p LCD TV

Superb all-round performance ; Endless features ; Unique design

High price ; Occasional black issues

Superb design and top-class performance make for the ultimate super-wide movie machine

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:BBE
Auto volume leveler: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:24 / 30

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:21:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):80000:1
Display brightness:500
Display Diagonal:56
Display Diagonal (metric):55.9
Display Resolution:2560 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Progressive Scan: Yes
Response Time:1
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, Auto, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:176
Viewing angle, vertical:176

Energy Management

AC (power) in: Yes
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):240

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

General

Product Type:Power adapter - car
Subcategory (AG):Power adapters

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Intermec Technologies
Model:Vehicle Power Adapter
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Intermec

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Firmware upgradeable: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Remote Control Type:RC4495
Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Personal, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11g

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aerial input:75 Ohm (IEC75)
Box dimensions (W x D x H):61 x 14.3 x 39.1
Display:LCD Full HD UW-UXGA Act.matrix
Ext 1 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 2 Scart:Audio L/R, CVBS in, RGB
Ext 3:YPbPr, Audio L/R in, VGA PC-in
HDMI: Yes
HDMI 1:HDMI v1.3
HDMI 2:HDMI v1.3
HDMI 3:HDMI v1.3
Multimedia connections:UTP5, USB, Wi-Fi 802.11g
Power Requirements:AC 220-240 V +/- 10%
Set width:55.8
Speakers:4
Stand width:21.7

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Packaging Data

Package depth:14.3
Package height:39.1
Package weight:110.2
Package width:61

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3, WMA
Child lock: Yes
Display sRGB: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Local dimming: Yes
Parental Control: Yes
Teletext:1200
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:AVI, H.264, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,H.264,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / AVI,MPEG1,MPEG2,MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:1
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):EasyLink
Digital audio coaxial out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:5
HDMI version:1.3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC (power) in:Y
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Power consumption (standby):0.15
Power consumption (typical):240

Power Device

Form Factor (AG):External

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Supported TV bands:Hyperband, S Band, UHF, VHF / Hyperband, UHF
Tuner Type:Digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.13
Depth (with stand):12.8
Height:27.2
Height (with stand):29.3
Package depth:14.3
Package height:39.1
Package weight:110.2
Package width:61
Weight:70.3
Weight with stand:82.5
Width:55.8
Width (with stand):55.8