A short guide to aspect ratios

Philips has raised the bar with its new 21:9 cinema display, but what does that mean to you?

For several months, it looked like Philips was putting its TV biz on the back foot. In September last year competitive pressure forced it to abandon the US market. Technologies like Ambilight, which should have helped it stand out from the Sony, Samsung and Sharp crowd, proved to be an expensive (albeit spectacular) extra at a time when belts were being tightened.

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