Philips Launches New Mid-Range 4K UHD TVs With HDR And Chromecast

by on June 28, 2017

Juan Carlos Ropel, June 28, 2017

For those out there seeking a brand new home theater screen with all the buzz words of high-end 4K TVs included and aren’t willing to spend a fortune, Philips has recently launched its mid-range 5000 series LED TVs, which features true 4k UHD (3840x2160p), High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a Chromecast system built-in, all for a reasonable price.

The new 5000 series Chromecast built-in sets are available in four screen sizes: 43-inch class, 50-inch class, 55-inch class and 65-inch class, all with UHD resolution, 120Hz Perfect Motion Rate for increased frame rate smoothness and intelligent dimming backlighting for dynamic contrast.

With Chromecast built-in any mobile device can be used to search, browse, queue, and control what’s playing on the TV from anywhere. In addition, these Philips TVs work with Google Home powered by the Google Assistant. Users can control entertainment on Philips 5000 series TVs using their voice as well. A future Chromecast feature that will display information on the TV in response to certain voice commands will be functional in early 2018.

The 4K LED TVs also feature full content upscaling to 4K resolution, as well as compatibility with HDR10 (although no other formats such as Dolby Vision or HLG have been confirmed).

Philips new 5000 Series 4K HDR TVs

Regarding connectivity, the 5000 series include one USB port for direct file playback, an optical audio output, one Ethernet port, WiFi AC and three HDMI 2.0 inputs compatible with HDCP 2.2, HEVC and VP9 4K content compression decoding.

As for the 5000’s series sound, several technologies developed by Philips are included like Sonic Emotion Premium and Sonic Emotion Absolute 3D, which Philip claims that provide a more immersive and enjoyable experience.

Philips’ new 5000 Series TVs are now available from retailers in the United States this month for prices starting at $530 for the 43-inch class, $600 for the 50-inch class, $700 for the 55-inch diagonal, and $1,200 for the 65 inch class.

With this lineup of mid-range Ultra HD TVs, the Philips 5000 series will try to position -alongside other medium budget lines like Amazon’s Fire TV 4K UHD- as one of the go-to options for PS4 Pro and Xbox One X owners, Blu-Ray enthusiasts and inn a more general sense, consumers who value high-quality visuals at reasonable prices so that they don’t miss any of the 4k UHD and HDR fun.

It’s also interesting to see a return of Philip’s 4K TVs on the U.S market, where new models with or without HDR technology have been absent for at least a year or two so far under this specific brand name. The new Philips are sized and priced as follows. They’re already selling from select retailers.

  • 43PFL5922 43-inch $529.99
  • 50PFL5922 50-inch $599.99
  • 55PFL5922 55-inch $699.99
  • 65PFL5922 65-inch $1,199.99

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