Posted Mon May 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It's the largest soon to be commercially available 21:9 display around.
When high definition sets came out, a lot of things changed. It wasn't just the resolution, though that's the most talked about change - the 16:9 aspect ratio was adopted as well, and it changed the way we watch television, but when it comes to movies we're forced to make a choice between black bars and a stretched or incomplete picture.
Philips introduced a 21:9 television for those dedicated to movies exclusively and Vizio soon followed suit with a few prototypes of its own. AUO's new set outdoes them both - at least in terms of size.
It's a 71 inch LCD panel that handles 3D with the use of active shutter glasses. Richard Lai of Engadget got to go eyes-on with the new display and says that he "found the experience to be surprisingly comfortable and effective."
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