Meet the new Philips 4K ultra HD TVs with HDR support unveiled at CES 2016

by on January 6, 2016

Stephan Jukic – January 06, 2016

In addition to their impressive and wonderfully compact 4K UHD Blu-ray player (one of only three we can expect so far for 2016), Philips has also released a new line of 4K UHD TVs for CES 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.

Philips 8600 Series 4K UHD TV with HDR support, unveile at CES 2016

Philips 8600 Series 4K UHD TV with HDR support, unveile at CES 2016

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).

The Philips 6000 Series 4K UHD TV with HDR

The Philips 6000 Series 4K UHD TV for 2016 with HDR

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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  • Henrik
    January 12, 2016 at 2:45 am

    No we know the model name of the “new” 7000 Series, as i can read on the Philips website there is 7600 serie, but it dosen’t have HDR support and only are avaible in 48, 55 and 65 inch. I hope there will be a new contender to the 7000 serie 50 inch as you have written


  • potocnik1
    February 4, 2016 at 5:38 am

    No 3D on 8600 series ????????


  • David Ward
    February 21, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Does anyone know the specs for the upcoming Philips BDM4350UC 43inch 4K computer monitor ?


    • Stephen
      February 22, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      Hello David, unfortunately, those specs aren’t yet available it seems. We’ll keep an eye on the Philips BDM4350UC and post anything else we find, along with a review as soon as it’s possible to do so.


      • Matt Clarkson
        February 23, 2016 at 8:11 am

        Did the BDM4350UC just die or is it just in development? I can only find information about it in the press statement but nothing else. It’d be great if there was a refresh as the BDM4065UC is a great monitor there are a few things that would make it killer. Especially if it had FreeSync…


        • Stephen
          February 23, 2016 at 11:52 am

          What we suspect is that it’s still being held back for development or market timing reasons. We’ve seen this before with Samsung and others with their 4K monitors. A release is announced, quiet ensues and then the device only emerges several months after its initial publicity. The BDM4350UC will certainly come out sooner or later and if my previous recollection of similar shenanigans from other brands is correct, we’ll likely see it by the summer.


  • Errol
    December 16, 2016 at 5:54 am


    Does the Philips 55PUT6101 Ultra HD TV support HDR please?



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