PHILIPS

Philips TVs To Get HDR & Dolby Vi­sion

SmartHouse - - CONTENTS - Writ­ten by David Richards

Top end mod­els will also get Dolby Vi­sion.

Dis­trib­uted in Aus­tralia by Tempo, Philips has some of the best An­droid OS TVs in the mar­ket.

The Euro­pean brand will also of­fer buy­ers sev­eral op­tions with sup­port for not only the open HDR10 stan­dard, but Dolby Vi­sion, this also ex­tends to Ul­tra HD Blu-ray play­ers.

Philips said that the 6000, 7000, and 8000 se­ries tele­vi­sions, as well as its BDP7502 Ul­tra HD Blu-ray player, would sup­port Dolby Vi­sion HDR con­tent.

This makes Philips’ player unique as one of the first to of­fer sup­port for Dolby Vi­sion. This, com­bined with Dolby Vi­sion built into its TVs could lead to a big year for the Philips brand claim an­a­lysts at CES.

As Philips’ flag­ship TV line for 2017, the 8000 se­ries of­fers both the best pic­ture and the most fea­tures.

In ad­di­tion to both HDR10 and Dolby Vi­sion, the TVs in this line of­fer a wide colour gamut, which Philips says makes them ca­pa­ble of re­pro­duc­ing 75 per­cent of the BT.2020 colour space. This is com­bined with the com­pany’s Bright-Pro back­light tech­nol­ogy, which it says boosts brighter ar­eas of the pic­ture by as much as twice that of stan­dard LED back­lights.

Other fea­tures in­clude 240 Per­fect Mo­tion Rate for fast-mov­ing ac­tion scenes and sports, 4K up­scal­ing of HD and stan­dard def­i­ni­tion con­tent, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO an­ten­nas. The TV packs in many stan­dard smart TV fea­tures like stream­ing apps, but also fea­tures a built-in Chrome­cast, a plat­form that al­lows you to cast con­tent straight to the TV.

The 8000 se­ries TVs will be avail­able in the sec­ond half of the year and are avail­able in three dif­fer­ent sizes, 49, 65 and 55-inch.

At this stage, it’s not known which mod­els will be launched in Aus­tralia.

The 6000 se­ries de­liv­ers many of the same pic­ture op­tions and fea­tures as the 8000 se­ries: Dolby Vi­sion, HDR10, and the BrightPro back­light­ing, for ex­am­ple. The colour gamut is a lit­tle more lim­ited and this model fea­tures 120 Per­fect Mo­tion Rate in­stead of 240, but the 6000 se­ries is also much more af­ford­able.

Look­ing at fea­tures, the dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and MIMO an­ten­nas are here, but there are no Chrome­cast fea­tures built in. That said, the TVs in this line fea­ture wire­less screen­cast­ing. If you’re look­ing for a smart TV from Philips with 4K res­o­lu­tion and HDR, but don’t want to shell out more money for Dolby Vi­sion, the 5000 se­ries is your best bet.

This se­ries fea­tures 120 Per­fect Mo­tion Rate, 4K up­scal­ing, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with MIMO an­ten­nas. It also fea­tures the same Chrome­cast built-in fea­tures found in the 8000 se­ries, so you won’t need to worry about adding a 4K stream­ing me­dia player.

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