Meet the new Philips 4K ultra HD TVs with HDR support unveiled at CES 2016
Stephan Jukic – January 06, 2016
Best of all, all of the company’s new 2016 4K ultra HD TV models will include HDR support and a number of other similar features.
In fact, their main differences boil down to some minor variations in features and display quality, as well as size. Thus, between the best of the whole lot to the most economical, decent to great picture quality will be an across-the-board aim.
The very best of the series will be the new 8600 series, which will be available in both 55 and 65 inch models and provide the very top tier of Philips 4K display and smart TV performance.
With this in mind, the 8600 series includes Dolby Vision HDR video support and an enhanced 10-bit color gamut. Overall, it promised an impressive 82% of the new BT.2020 digital cinema color standard. Furthermore, this TV will be the only model in the Philips series to picture the company’s 240 Perfect Motion Rate, allowing sports and fast action video fans to really enjoy the full speed and details of fast-paced native 4K or upscaled non-4K content.
Like the rest of the company’s 4K UHD TVs, the 8600 series also includes full 802.11ac WiFi connectivity with MIMO antennas, Ethernet, Sonic Emotion Premium sound and a number of built-in media apps for streaming both 4K and non-4K content from Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Pandora and other content sources. Of course, just as is the case in Philip’s new 4K UHD Blu-ray player, the 8600 4K UHD TV and the lower models in the company’s line will all also offer support for both VP9 and HEVC 4K video compression codecs.
Next up, there is the 7000 series of Philips 4K UHD TVs. These are the second tier of the new CES 2016 TV releases from the company and they offer a “Razor Slim” cabinet and display, along with the majority of the features found in the top-tier 8600 TV. However, in these TVs, a 120 Perfect Motion Rate will be the case instead of 240 and there will also be no Dolby Vision but there will be the inclusion of BrightPro backlighting, the same apps as in the 8600 apps and connectivity equal to that of the top tier model mentioned above. Furthermore, there will be a slight reduction in the color reproduction specs. Nonetheless, the 7000 series has all the makings of a superb 4K UHD TV.
The 7000 series will be available in 50 and 55 inch versions.
Finally, Philips is also releasing their lowest priced 6000 series as an “affordable Ultra HD performance” choice. However, this last and lowest of the three Philips TV lines will lack some of the more refined features of its two superior cousins. Thus there will be no Motion Rate 240, no Micro Dimming Pro and no expanded color gamut. On the other hand, even the 6000 will come with many of the higher end features of the other models and will include the same connectivity options, same access to apps, full HDCP 2.2 in all HDMI 2.0a ports and the same Pixel Plus Ultra HD processing engine (for upscaling and other visual enhancements).
This last series of 4K TVs from Philips for 2016 will come in 65 inch, 55 inch and 49 inch models.
We have no pricing information on any of these new 4K TVs but they will likely cost roughly as much as the company’s 2015 models. As for a release date, we can expect them to hit the market in Spring of this year.
CES 2016 is definitely delivering some real 4K TV developments across the board it seems.
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