• The 165cm (65’’) Philips 65PFL9708 brings top-class UHD TVs to a lower price point – making them a realistic choice for more consumers
• The Philips 9000 series features two UHD TVs with screen sizes of 165cm (65’’) and 213cm (84’’) and three-sided Ambilight
• Multi-core Ultra Pixel HD engine delivers EISA award winning picture quality on both native UHD and Full HD content
Amsterdam, 5th September, 2013 –Today, TP Vision unveiled its new 9000 series of ultra high-definition (UHD) Philips TVs. The combination of large UHD screens with 3840 x 2160 pixels (4K), top-notch picture quality features including high-class upscaling and a very attractive price point make Philips UHD TVs an excellent choice for consumers. The range features 165cm (65’’) and 213cm (84’’) sets, which are available in Europe and Russia now. The suggested retail price for the 65PFL9708 is 4,999 euros and for the 84PFL9708 14,999 euros.
Ultra Pixel HD engine delivers absolutely realistic pictures
The clear, sharp and brilliant Ultra HD picture quality of the Philips 9000 series builds on the combination of a top-end panel featuring more than eight million pixels and the power of an Ultra Pixel HD Engine. The engine efficiently orchestrates the UHD sets’ powerful picture enhancement features.
Upscaling Full HD resolution to UHD quality
As availability of native UHD content is still limited, TP Vision has identified upscaling features as the way to give consumers the TV experience they expect from an UHD TV even when watching content from Blu-ray, DVD or broadcast services. Making use of the Ultra Pixel HD Engine, the Philips upscaling technology – Ultra Resolution – is able to transform the Full HD pixel information to create a detailed, clear, and sharp UHD image.
Further improving native UHD content
Picture upscaling on Philips UHD TVs is also beneficial when applied to native UHD content as it further improves brilliance, sharpness and detail rendition. This allows viewers to enjoy Hollywood blockbusters recorded in UHD resolution at an unprecedented quality. Photographers can display photos they’ve shot at 8 million or more pixels on the large UHD TV screen and they will be absolutely bright and sharp. The same goes for native 4K content from the internet such as online maps or Youtube videos.
Sensor controlled local dimming provides great contrast
An embedded light sensor feeds the Micro Dimming Pro algorithms with information about the ambient light conditions. This allows Philips UHD TVs to dynamically adapt their LED backlight intensity and deliver the highest possible contrast.
Precise and sharp picture motion
Displaying fast moving scenes precisely and naturally on a UHD screen is a challenging task. The power of an Ultra Pixel HD Engine along with the motion sharpness delivered by panels featuring 900Hz Perfect Motion Rate (PMR)* delivers smooth and natural motions on Philips UHD TVs independent from the source.
Exquisite ultra HD images deserve vibrant cinematic sound
To deliver the ultimate TV experience, UHD picture quality needs to go hand in hand with great sound. Philips 9000 series TVs have carefully designed tweeters and sub-woofers fed by high-class sound enhancement features for a powerful and vibrant stereo sound sensation.
Easy access to new cloud based Philips Smart TV services
Navigation is easy through the Philips Smart TV offering, which was expanded with Cloud TV features recently. Philips 9000 series UHD TVs come with remote controls with integrated full keyboard to make inputting text straightforward. A pointing application allows users to choose applications on their home screen easily and navigate through menus and web sites.
Broad selection of streaming features
Embedded Wi-Fi means that wirelessly hooking up with smartphones, tablets and notebooks around the house is hassle free. Philips 9000 series UHD TVs support Wi-fi Miracast™ and SimplyShare to give easy access to the many photos and videos stored on consumers’ smart devices. Both applications allow users to stream content from their smart mobile devices onto the large UHD TV screen. Again, real-time upscaling enhances the picture quality of content streamed from connected devices to the UHD TV. To push content to other screens, the new Philips UHD TVs feature Wi-Fi Smart Screen and Multi-room viewing.
“Our 65 inch Philips 9000 series UHD TV stands out from the crowd with its award-winning picture quality and its very attractive price. With a recommended retail price of 4,999 euros, we have opened up a new price segment for well-equipped top-class UHD TVs. Large-screen UHD TVs are suddenly an option for a much broader audience.”
Maarten de Vries, CEO at TP Vision
“Offering an Ultra-High Definition TV means more than providing a TV with eight million pixels. To meet users’ high expectations on UHD it is absolutely vital to implement world-class picture processing features as we have on our new Philips 9000 series UHD TVs.”
Scott Housley, Global Head of Product Strategy at TP Vision
* Perfect Motion Rate is the combined result of video processing capabilities, number of frames per second and refresh rate of each frame, perfection in dimming capabilities, and backlighting technology. A higher PMR number contributes to higher contrast and better motion clarity.
About TP Vision
TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling i.e. new materials and slim design. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TV for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 70% owned by TPV and 30% by Royal Philips, headquartered in the Netherlands. TP Vision employs around 2,600 people in several locations around the globe.
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