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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2012, 05:03:51 PM »
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Just in case your widescreen, high-definition TV isn't wide enough for you and you've got a few extra thousand dollars to spend, Vizio's new 58-inch CinemaWide TV is set to hit retailers next month at a price of $3,499.

With a price that will help shed Vizio's bargain-brand image a bit, the new set will feature a 21:9 aspect ratio that the Irvine-based electronics maker says is closer to the screen orientation found in a movie theater.

For the last few years, nearly all TVs have a been sold with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Most TV shows and sporting events are broadcast with a 16:9 image, and most video games have been produced with that aspect ratio as well.

So if you are watching TV on a CinemaWide set, you'll be almost guaranteed to see black bars running to the left and right of the picture, but Vizio says that screen real estate won't go to waste.

The CinemaWide sets will be able to upscale and stretch video to fit the entirety of the 21:9 screen, or the leftover space can be used to browse the display's VIA apps, such as Facebook and Twitter, the company said.

And if you're watching a widescreen movie, you might be able to watch without the "letterbox" black bars above and below the image, found when watching on a 16:9 set.

Rather than the standard 16:9 high-definition resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, the CinemaWide TV will feature a 2,560 x 1,080 pixel resolution. The CinemaWide sets will also be a line of LED-backlighted, 3-D TVs with four pairs of passive glasses thrown in at no added cost.

For now, Vizio is only listing the price and release window for the 58-inch CinemaWide TV, but 50-inch and 71-inch screen sizes are planned as well.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2012/02/vizio-cinemawide-tv-58-inches-21-9-aspect-ratio.html

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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2012, 06:05:34 PM »
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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2012, 06:36:28 PM »
I love the idea of it IF it takes off. It's a risk but it's a very nice TV.

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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2012, 07:19:48 PM »
I WANT ONE!Z :woot!:

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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012, 08:10:45 PM »
$4,000 for a Vizio? No thanks, I guess that means Sony's will be $10,000
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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2012, 08:35:53 PM »
$4,000 for a Vizio? No thanks, I guess that means Sony's will be $10,000


Not to mention $4,000 to watch movies and play games with big ass black bars on the sides.  Or the other option, stretch the shit out of it. 



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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2012, 09:17:19 PM »
when we win the lottery ill buy you one master x,  :airkiss:

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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2012, 09:33:10 PM »
i don't mind black bars on the sides for non HD stations... that's how mine is now on my 42.

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Re: 21:9 Ultrawidescreen HDTV
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2012, 04:51:03 AM »
I missed the part of the post that said it was also 3D. That is another reason I want no part of it. Fuck 3D.

i don't mind black bars on the sides for non HD stations... that's how mine is now on my 42.

There are still a lot of videos released on DVD that are in widescreen format that still have the black bars it is ridiculous. Instead of being on the sides they are on the top and bottom.

$4,000 for a Vizio? No thanks, I guess that means Sony's will be $10,000


Not to mention $4,000 to watch movies and play games with big ass black bars on the sides.  Or the other option, stretch the shit out of it.  



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Exactly. I fail to see why my widescreen TV still has black bars on it when I watch something that is in widescreen format. What the fuck?
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