I’ve just got back from a little trip to BAFTA in Piccadilly where Philips gave a sneak preview of their new 56inch LCDTV, which is the world’s first widescreen TV to display movies in “21.9” format – the way movie makers intended us to see their films.

With a sodapop and some bowl food (apparently what BAFTA calls ‘finger food’) in hand, I sat back and viewed the telly in action – the picture fills the screen perfectly, with no picture distortion or annoying black bars at the sides – it truly does give a stunning cinema-style experience, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your own living room – or dedicated entertainment room.

Philips have yet to announce how much it costs and when it will be available in store, but check out our next issue of Ideal Home, where we’ll be exploring ways you can create a cinema-style experience in your home…in the meantime, make sure you stock up on DVDs. Emily