Philips UHD TVs to feature HDR and Android TV

Thursday, February 18th, 2016 
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2016 range of Philips UHD TVs introduces HDR and takes unique Ambilight technology to new levels

  • HDR compatibility to feature from 6000 range onwards
  • HDR Upscaling allows all content to be viewed with HDR performance
  • Philips AmbiLux system frees the image from the set and brings the screen’s action to life on the wall surrounding the TV
  • Unique Ambilight technology range extended with 3-sided version extensively featured in new 6000 range
  • 7601 series features direct dimmable 2D micro-dimming technology previously only found on flagship 9000 range
  • 7101 series to feature wide colour gamut panels
  • European design, craftsmanship and authentic materials present throughout the entire range
  • Latest AndroidT™ Smart TV and Quad Core now available on every set from 6401 series upwards

BRUSSELS — TP Vision has announced that the entire 2016 UHD Philips TV range will all be HDR compatible. The company has also introduced a new HDR Upscaler to allow viewers to enjoy all content with the benefits of HDR level performance. Philips’ unique immersive Ambilight technology now appears throughout the UHD range, except on the 6101 models.

LS 8900 Ambilux Hero

The latest, improved version of the Android TV™ platform is featured with new content partners announced for both gaming and movie streaming services while performance is guaranteed to be super fast thanks to Quad Core processing now featuring form the 6400 series upwards.

The new Philips UHD TV portfolio spans sets with screen sizes from 109cm (43”) to 190cm (75”). The recently launched high-end 8901 and 8601 series will be joined by the 6101, 6401, 6501, 7101 and 7601 series Philips TVs which will come to market in Europe and Russia in the second quarter of 2016.

Philips 8901 – AmbiLux, the pinnacle of Ambilight

The recently launched Philips 65” 8901 AmbiLux TV represents a true highlight in the 2016 Philips TV range thanks to its razor-sharp UHD picture quality, HDR+ compatibility and the best in European design all combined with the unique AmbiLux system with its nine tiny, rear mounted pico-projectors that extend the on-screen image onto the wall behind the TV in great detail and contrast.

Philips 8601 – outstanding sound, design and picture quality

The razor slim UHD Philips 8601 TVs offer the best sound execution of any Philips TV thanks to a powerful, 50W, innovative sound system with an incredible 16 micro-drivers and two in-built Neodymium woofers. The micro-drivers are mounted in two beautiful seamless, polished dark chrome, speakers that can be uniquely detached and placed wide of the set. 4-sided Ambilight – in combination with the super-slim bezel and the Arch Stand – creates the illusion that the 8601 TV is floating in a halo of light.

The new Premium Colour system combines a normal colour gamut panel – with a peak light output of 700Nits – and 2.25 trillion colour processing for vivid colours while keeping skin tones looking natural.

The 8601 TV also features the latest incarnation of Philips’ Android TV™ with powerful Quad Core processing.

Philips 7601 – flagship features and amazing HDR Premium picture quality in midrange model

Philips 65” 7600 TVs brings the 2D Micro-Dimming Premium And Bright Pro Premium technology normally reserved for the flagship 9000 range to a 7000 product for the first time.

2D Micro-Dimming Premium technology, which utilises a direct dimmable backlight divided into 128 separate, independent zones whilst Bright Pro Premium can drive local peak light output to 600Nits – for great picture quality.

The use of top-of-the range Perfect Pixel UHD processing engine in the 7601series ensures stunning, rich and detailed pictures with content from any source upscaled into beautiful UHD Images. The new Premium Colour system combines a normal colour gamut display with 2.25 trillion colour processing to bring superb vivid yet natural images and allows the 7601 to reach a top score of 2600 PPI.

The Perfect Natural Motion system ensures that movement is present as fluid, clear, smooth and always razor sharp images.

Premium quality also extends to the European design via a high-end metal bezel and chassis with elegant edge feet all enhanced by the implementation of 3-sided Ambilight for an immersive, premium experience.

Philips 7101 and 7181 – HDR+ performance combines with innovative design

The Philips 7101 and 7181 TVs bring together a host of advanced Philips TV technologies to produce a range of excellent HDR+ compatible TVs each with a 2000 PPI score,

The Premium Colour system combines a wide colour gamut panel with 4 trillion colour processing to provide vivid but natural colours. The edge-lit LED sets feature the Micro Dimming Pro system, Perfect National Motion and powerful Pixel Precise UHD processing engine to ensure smooth, judder-free motion and razor sharp UHD images from any source.

Android TV™, quad core processing and a keyboard remote ensures easy navigation to a wealth of content and apps.

The dedication to superior sound and innovative design is visibly present in the Philips 7181 model which features a central stand and a powerful, yet streamlined, front firing speakers attached just below the screen giving you a 45W of total sound output.

The 7101 series aims for a minimalist look with rear-firing, multi-ring speakers built into the set and a premium metal ‘Ribbon’ edge feet design.

The elegant dark metal bezel on both series combines with 3-sided Ambilight for a TV that is beautiful to look at, either when on or off.

Philips 6561 and 6501 – up to three sided Ambilight, premium European design and HDR+ images boost the mid-range

Philips 6500 UHD TVs are the top products in the 6000 series and enjoy a significant step up in both performance and design. Allowing the sets to score an impressive PPI score of 1800.

The powerful Pixel Precise Ultra HD engine allows the 6500 TVs to produce super sharp, natural and realistic images from all sources. Micro Dimming Pro technology monitors 6400 zones within the image to optimise contrast and provide deep blacks and vivid whites. The UHD panel and the Perfect Natural Motion system ensure any moving images are displayed with excellent clarity and smoothness making these HDR+ compatible TVs the perfect choice for movie and sports fans alike.

With the latest version of Android TV™, powered by a quad core processor, and keyboard remote for easy text input and navigation, the Philips 6500 series can easily become the entertainment hub of the home. The 6561 also features both UHD technology and the 3-sided version of Philips’ unique, immersive Ambilight experience while the similar spec 6501 TV offers two sided Ambilight.

A stunning ‘Arc’ stand design, slim bezel and premium light metal finish guarantee the 6500 series will fit effortlessly into any contemporary environment.

Philips 6401 – Ultra HD resolution with HDR+, Ambilight and Android TV™

Philips 6401 UHD TVs offer a host of cutting edge Philips TV technology at a mid-range price.

The UHD resolution TVs are HDR+ compatible and produce beautiful, lifelike and contrast rich images thanks to the inclusion of the Pixel Plus Ultra HD processing engine in combination with the Micro Dimming Pro system to ensure even the most demanding sequences will have smooth, clear and sharp motion.

The Philips 6401 series becomes the introductory model for the Ambilight system in the 2016 range and includes the two-sided version to help create more immersive experience and further boost perceived contrast. AndroidTM Smart TV is also featured and offers a wide variety of games and apps whilst quad core processing allows for incredibly smooth navigation and gameplay. A modern, dark metal design and slim ‘Pinch’ stand complete this very attractive TV.

Philips 6101 – UHD, HDR+ pictures for all

The Philips 6101 series is the entry point for those on a modest budget but still want to experience UHD quality. The inclusion of Pixel Plus Ultra HD processing produces sharp, vivid UHD images from any source, even upscaled non-native content. The Micro Dimming system and a direct LED backlight optimise contrast and brightness allowing the 6101 series to offer HDR+ compatibility, whilst the Natural Motion system ensures even fast moving scenes remain clear, smooth and sharp.

The 6101 TV also features the Philips Smart TV platform offering a wide range of free or subscription based catch-up TV, movies, games and other services.

Housed in a simple, black design with blade stands, the 6101 series is the perfect fit for any modern home.