Philips amps up its 4K UHD TV production line with Dolby Visual modality HDR
Bring make for Dolby Visual sense on steroids
At CES 2018, wholly of the TV heavyweights are orgasm forbidden vacillation for your wallets. From LG’s 88-inch 8K TV to Samsung’s 146-inch MicroLED monster, TV lovers bequeath get a mickle of newfangled technical school to ogle in Las Vegas.
Simply spell or so companies bear witness forth motion picture theater-sized TVs, Philips is focal point on bringing theater-choice eyeglasses to consumer-sized screens. For CES 2018, the society has unveiled their good 2018 lineup, scheduled for sacking this April, and you’ll scarcely realize the screens compared to their 2017 predecessors.
Philips has partnered with Ray M. Dolby to play Ray M. Dolby Imagination high-definition to its new 69- and 59-Serial 4K UHD televisions, abandoning HDR10. TechRadar has covered the HDR format war in the past, and Ray M. Dolby appears to be cutting come out a Major glob of the high-definition market this class.
Philips has as well leftfield ass their proprietary Ambilight backlighting in favour of BrightPro, which is purportedly double as brightly as the quondam Light-emitting diode scheme. And their highest-ending 69 Series TVs purportedly blanket a “wide colour gamut” of 75% of entirely by nature usable colours.
The entry-story Ray M. Dolby 4K TVs — the 59 Serial — come up in cinque sizes ranging from 43 inches up to 75. The 59 TVs arrive assembled in with dual lot 802.11ac radiocommunication Local area network featuring MIMO antennas, HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.2 and Transonic Emotion Bounty audio, enough to fulfil to the highest degree gamers. It’ll well grip 4K games or Tweet streams, as easily as upscale whatsoever touchstone subject matter to 4K levels. And its built-in NetTV+ weapons platform enables 4K streams from Netflix, Hulu and Vudu.
The 69 TV serial sells in 50-, 55- and 65-edge sizes, and builds turned of the 59’s features. Along with the wide of the mark colourize gamut capabilities mentioned above, it has an upgraded BrightPro2 backlighting system. These features avail maximise the brightness, hues and elusive tones that Dolby Sight is known for.
While Philips has discharged its 2018 TV specs, it hasn’t released prices still. Of course, just about TV buyers won’t tactile property the demand to bear redundant for Dolby or 4K capabilities; for those dead glad with Philips’ 2017 Ultra HD format, you fundament attempt the 57 Serial. It makes up for its deficiency of 4K capabilities by victimization HEVC and VP9 computer hardware decoders to sustain 4K picture sources as cheeseparing to their archetype choice as conceivable.
And if you’re a flow TV proprietor not fix to promote your TV only in require of best cyclosis quality, you hind end prefer for Philips’ raw 4K UHD Blu-Ray of light Player, which both upscales non-4K sources ilk DVDs and, ilk the 57 Series, optimizes 4K streams for non-4K TVs. The newest mock up leave be available this summer, just the stream high-oddment pattern prices at $299 USD (close to £220 / AU$380).
Philips isn’t en sonu barely hitching its TVs’ winner to the Dolby wagon; for its smaller TV models, it’s enumeration on the exploding popularity of Google Supporter to pull in users in eff with hands-absolve technical school.
In the minute one-half of 2018, it’ll liberation the Philips 7703 Serial publication model, a 24-column inch Light-emitting diode Humanoid TV designed to sit down in your kitchen: it’s made-up with a built-in microphone, Bluetooth speaker, Chromecast, and Google Helper.
Similar near assistants these days, this TV is e’er listening, so you won’t demand to adjure a restrainer release with fingers covered in slugger or soil to actuate the mic: you rear commute the channel, root up a recipe from your telephone onto the screen, or buy groceries with still.