View Poll Results: Should Philips stop making 21:9 TV's?

Voters
33. You may not vote on this poll
  • No, Philips should continue producing 21:9 TV's, those TV's are brilliant!

    29 87.88%
  • Yes, no loss for me, I'll never buy a 21:9 TV

    4 12.12%
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 22 of 22
  • Topic Tools
  • Display
  • Bookmark and Share
  1. #16
    Gold Member
    Points: 9,325, Level: 28
    Level completed: 96%, Points required for next Level: 25
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Tagger Second ClassNew Achievement!5000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bluevoice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Amsterdam/Netherlands
    Posts
    363
    Points
    9,325
    Level
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 17 Times in 9 Posts
    Rep Power
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas Willershausen View Post
    I planned buying the 'Cinema Gold' in the not too distant future and was a bit upset by Philips plans. The main question is: Will Philips keep developing new firmware software and enhancements for the 50pfl???

    Best regards,

    Andreas
    @ Andreas Willershausen: looking back to Philips's update history, I expect there will be new firmware releases but only to solve minor bugs. But don't expect to see any new valuable features like USB recording without the use of internet coming to the 2011 range. For that you'll have to buy a 2012 or later TV.

    Anyway I think at this moment Philips managed to fix most annoying bugs for the 2011 range:
    - Random crashes
    - CI+ module no image bug
    - PNM always on bug
    - Local dimming bug (doesn't apply to the Gold model)

    So if you're satisfied with the current features of the Philips Cinema Gold, than buying this TV is a good choice. You'll get a good price for a cinematic format TV, that works great for both movies and television broadcasts.

    There is still one major bug to be taken into consideration with the 2011 TV line and that is the incompatibility with other Philips's high end sound devices (HTS's and Soundbars) when Easylink is active. If you want to read more about this, then take a look here: http://www.supportforum.philips.com/...50PFL7956H-12) Philips says they can reproduce this problem but there's no fix yet.

    So expect we might see 1 or 2 more software updates for the 2011 series after all but nothing too fancy.

  2. #17
    New Member
    Points: 185, Level: 2
    Level completed: 35%, Points required for next Level: 65
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    31 days registered100 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1
    Points
    185
    Level
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I live in the capital of Sweden and I must say that I'm very disappointed the way Philips has marketed the Cinema brand here. It's incredible difficult to find a store that can demonstrate the cinema TV and if you have the luck to find any Cinemas it's then IMPOSSIBLE to find a salesman that can show you the features and answers the questions "everybody" :-) is asking ... How about subtitles? Will it work with an Apple TV? Will it work on demand boxes? How about old recorded stuff on a dvd-recorder with subtitles? If you use the built in digital tuner - Can you watch and record at the same time using a stand-alone recorder like the Panasonic DMR-EH65? Sony KDL-V5500 cannot ... And plenty more questions! One guy didn't even find the remote control! WHEN YOU TRY TO FIND HELP ON THE INTERNET YOU FIND SO MUCH CONFUSION, RUMOURS AND INCORRECTNESS THAT YOUR PLANNED PURCHASE ENDS UP IN NOTHING ... And now the rumour says that Philips will stop making Cinemas. Should I believe it? Is it a trick, just to emty the stock before announceing the new models? (now I may have created a rumour, sorry). I won't buy the 58" just on pure CHANCE, Philips. YOU CAN DO THIS BETTER!

  3. #18
    New Member
    Points: 121, Level: 1
    Level completed: 72%, Points required for next Level: 29
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    31 days registered100 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    1
    Points
    121
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I have watched hundreds of blu ray films on my 21:9 tv and everyone of them shows immaculately. I bought starwars, lord of the rings and the matrix on blu ray and watching them on my 21:9 tv is the best you can get at home. The ambilight feature makes viewing even better. I bought mine for £1000 and at that price it is the best tv I've ever had. I could not go back to a 16:9 tv the width of a 21:9 56" isn't overpowering in my living room. Please carry on making them !!!

  4. #19
    Bronze Member
    Points: 1,931, Level: 12
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 219
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    New Achievement!1 year registered1000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    NL
    Posts
    34
    Points
    1,931
    Level
    12
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    21:9 TV is GREAT!

    The only have to build a new platform which supports the common Screen resolution 2560x1080p, and not the TV550 platform

  5. #20
    New Member
    Points: 253, Level: 3
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 97
    Overall activity: 80.0%
    Achievements:
    3 months registered250 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    2
    Points
    253
    Level
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    If they would build a 21:9 TV with nativ usable screen resolution, this would be a reason for me to buy a new one immediately!

  6. #21
    New Member
    Points: 125, Level: 1
    Level completed: 75%, Points required for next Level: 25
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    31 days registered100 Experience PointsNew Achievement!

    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    1
    Points
    125
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Just bought the PFl9956 here in Norway, and I am blown away from the viewing experience. Absolutely fantastic!! I get the best from both worlds I think.

  7. #22
    New Member
    Points: 42, Level: 1
    Level completed: 84%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    New Achievement!

    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    The Hague, The Netherlands
    Posts
    1
    Points
    42
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Now pricing finally has come down to a more affordable level i finally jumped the gun and bought the 9956. All i can say is that i love it. I understand a 60" 16:9 has more screen real estate, but it's such a big ugly slab on the wall. The cinema series looks great even when switched off.

    Pleas Philips, don't stop producing this format and keep on developing the firmware.

    Regards,

    Leon

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Topics

  1. owners of Philips Cinema 21:9 TVs and Philips BD players, please help
    By moufriot in forum TV: Experience and Insights
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-03-2012, 02:15 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-17-2012, 10:06 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-19-2012, 09:13 PM
  4. Computer don't see device (Philips GoGear Ariaz, SA2ARA04K/97)
    By Cuzz in forum Sound: GoGear SA2-series (2010)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-10-2011, 12:21 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-21-2011, 07:01 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •