P&F USA, the manufacturer of Philips-branded TVs in the United States, is now selling its 5000 series Philips 4K Ultra HDTVs with a built-in Chromecast smart TV system and compatibility with Google Home voice assistant.

The Chromecast system enables playing streaming content through an app on a smartphone, tablet or laptop and casting the playback to the television screen via a wireless link.

The Chromecast platform provides access to more than 1,000 apps. To cast the program to the TV, users simply call up the program through the Chromecast app on the mobile device and tap the Cast button within the mobile app. However, Amazon Prime subscribers will find access to the Amazon Instant Video service more difficult to access.

The Philips 5000 4K Ultra HDTV TV series is available in four screen sizes – 43-, 50-, 55- and 65-inches. All models support 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840×2160 pixels), high dynamic range (HDR), 4K upscaling of lower-resolution programs, built in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, and 120 Perfect Motion (60 Hz native refresh rate panels) motion smoothing technology.

Philips televisions are distributed primarily through leading department store and warehouse club chains including Walmart.

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Starting in early 2017, operation of the Philips 5000 TVs can also be controlled through the Google Home voice-command wireless speaker with Google Assistant technology

With Chromecast, viewers can use their smart phones or tablets to search, browse, queue, and control favorite programs. Even when casting content to the television the phone can be used for other tasks, including engaging with social media, texting, and making and receiving calls.

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The 5000 series models will support HDR10 high dynamic range (no Dolby Vision support is included), bringing a boost in brightness to specular highlights along with more vibrant and bright color performance from content produced with HDR metadata and color grading. The company does not publish peak brightness or color gamut specifications.

The TVs also include a Sonic Emotion Premium sound enhancement system with Sonic Emotion’s Absolute 3D sound technology.

Other features include: HDMI 2.0a with HDCP2.2 on all HDMI ports and built-in HEVC and VP9 decoders to support 4K streaming services, Ultra HD Blu-ray content and other 4K sources using the latest compression codecs.

Models include the 43-inch 43PFL5922 ($529.99); 50-inch 50PFL592 ($599.99); 55PFL5922 55-inch ($699.99) and the 65-inch 65PFL5922 ($1,199.99).


By Greg Tarr


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