ot so long ago, the television was probably the most boring gadget in your home. Unless you happened to own one of those battery-powered waste bins. But thanks to the holy trinity of Netflix, 4K and OLED screens, TV has been revolutionised all over again. So what could Philips’ new set possibly bring to this already raging party? A light show of its very own, of course.
You see, the 55POS9002 is the first OLED telly ever to feature Philips’ exclusive Ambilight tech, which uses strips of LEDS around the TV’S rear edge to project an array of colours onto the wall around it. Sounds like a gimmick, doesn’t it? Just wait until you’ve sat through Blade Runner 2049 in the company of this thing. Your peepers won’t settle for anything less afterwards.
What’s really remarkable about this Philips, though, is that if you took Ambilight away it would still be one of the very best tellies around. And the main reason for that is that it’s as fine a purveyor of HDR as you’re ever likely to see. It does an even more spectacular job of it than the Sony KD-55A1, which is very high praise indeed.
So is this the telly to dethrone our current No1 and crown prince? Avert yours eyes from its glorious glow and turn the page to find out.