Philips Expands 4K UHD TV Lineup, Adds UHD Blu-ray Player
P&F USA’s Philips TV brand used CES 2016 to unveil an expanded line of 4K UHD TVs, all of which will support high dynamic range (HDR), including one series of models that will support both the baseline and Dolby Vision HDR standards. The company also announced plans to deliver its first Ultra HD Blu-ray player this spring.
P&F executives said Philips in North America will offer seven HDR-supporting 4K Ultra HD Smart TVs across three model series in 2016. Each model will provide improvements in brightness, contrast and color performance. Pricing and availability was still to be determined and will be announced later, according to a company representative, but Philips has been a popular brand in the U.S. for manufacturer Funai Electronics, offering high performance quality at value price points through leading electronics and mass merchant retail accounts.
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The highlights of the lineup include: the 8600 Series of 4K UHD LED LCD TVs, featuring the 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. Both models will support the Dolby Vision and Baseline HDR 10 standards, Wide Color Gamut covering 82 percent of the BT.2020 standard, BrightPro backlight, Micro Dimming Pro, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO antennas, HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 on all ports, 240 Perfect Motion Rate, Pixel Precise UltraHD processing engine, Sonic Emotion Premium sound and a range of popular streaming apps including: Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Xumo and Pandora.
The mid-level 7000 Series will include 4K Ultra HD LED LCD TVs in the 49- and 55-inch screen sizes. Both will feature a Razor Slim cabinet design; support for the Baseline HDR standard, BrightPro backlight, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO antennas, HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 on all ports, Pixel Plus UltraHD processing engine, 120 Perfect Motion Rate, Sonic Emotion Premium sound, Wireless Screencasting, and popular apps including: Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Xumo and Pandora.
The 2016 entry Philips 4K UHD LED LCD TV 6000 Series, including the PFL6901-F7 pictured at top, will feature 49-, 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. All will support Baseline HDR, and will include Micro Dimming technology BrightPro backlight, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 on all ports, 120 Perfect Motion Rate, Pixel Plus Ultra HD processing engine, Sonic Emotion Premium sound, wireless screencasting and popular over-the-top (OTT) apps including Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Xumo and Pandora.
Philips will support its new HDR 4K UHD TVs by introducing this spring an Ultra HD Blu-ray player. Model BDP7501, pictured above, is said to feature a compact design and to offer HDMI 2.0a outputs with HDCP 2.2 for 4K HDR support, Wi-Fi connectivity to allow streaming from built-in Netflix and YouTube apps, and 4K UHD upscaling of lower-resolution Full HD, HD and SD content.
“The combination of 4K resolution and HDR image quality is truly astounding,” said Karl Bearnarth, executive vice president, sales and marketing, P&F USA. “Philips is committed to delivering the very best possible viewing experience for our customers, so we’re offering HDR support throughout our entire 2016 4K line and doubling down on our 4K commitment with the launch of our new Ultra HD 4K Blu-ray player.”
By Greg Tarr
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