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Aurea: There Is Only One Sun

The Is Only One SunI am aware that, when I posted a link to the Philips Aurea mini-site before, it was down for maintenance. It’s now up again so you can all bask in its truly beautiful glow. Only unveiled recently, I had chance to see one in person at John Lewis recently and it really is stunning. When it’s on, at least. Unfortunately for the light effects to filter through the front of the panel (rather than side/rear projection with their earlier Ambilight screens) it has to be white. So when it’s switched off you have a gigantic glossy white monstrosity sat in your living room. If your life is Apple-styled then it’s probably not an issue, but if you have taste then it may be difficult to fit comfortably into your living room.

Such foibles aside (why would you leave such a gorgeous device off after all?) the link is worth checking out just to see There Is Only One Sun, the stunning film directed by Wong Kar Wei as a demonstration. Make sure to click the link for the entire film (around eight minutes) rather than the shorter version. Part film, part study in light and colour, it’s easily as good as any of the recent Bravia ads minus the gimmick. It’s light on content, of course, but oh so pretty. Apparently these days TV ads for TVs are where it’s at.

2 Comments

  1. Someone or other

    2 October 2007 at 1:55 pm

    Alas, I’m only a 2MBit link, and they blew my entire patience quota on ‘x%’ complete, where x

  2. Someone or other

    2 October 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Fume…

    Alas, you can’t see the rest of my post, as WordPress’ marvelous ‘security’ technology ‘secured’ it…

    Technology, who needs it?

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