Philips whose TV’s are sold at JB Hi Fi has announced that all their 2017 Ultra HD 4K Models will feature some form of HDR support.
Top end models will also get Dolby Vision.
Distributed in Australia by Tempo, Philips has some of the best Android OS TV’s 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 BrightPro 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.