Philips has just presented new TVs based on Mini LED and artificial intelligence technology. A total of 5 different models have been renewed for this year. In addition, each of them available in various screen size configurations.
Philips OLED 806 and 856
The 800 range of Philips OLED TVs receives two new models. Both the 806 and 856 models feature the fifth generation of the P5 image processor, in addition to artificial intelligence features.
This processor incorporates a new movie detection mode to the 5 AI categories that existed previously. Thanks to a new TV light sensor, the company ensures that the contrast for SD or HDR content will always be optimized according to ambient light levels.
Both models support HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, and HDR10+ Adaptive. The latter technology combines the dynamic metadata of HDR10+ with real-time ambient light information.
One of the main problems with OLED panels is burn-in. Having a fixed image (such as signage) on-screen eventually burn out the LEDs leaving a permanent mark. Philips incorporates its new anti-burn-in technology in this pair of models.
“The unique anti-burn-in solution uses an advanced logo detection function which monitors a grid of 32400 zones to very accurately detect static content and gradually reduce the intensity of its local light output to avoid burn‐in and without compromising the output of other parts of the screen,” the officials stated.
New features also include HDMI 2.1 with e-Arc, VRR for 4K from 40 to 120Hz, FreeSync Premium Pro, and automatic gaming mode.
They feature 4K resolution, a high-quality sound system, and an Android 10 TV operating system. They will be available in summer 2021 at an unknown price in 48″, 55″, 65″ and 77″ versions for the 806 and 55″ and 65″ for the 856.
Philips 9636 Mini LED TV combines a local dimmable backlight with 1024 zones with the Philips Micro Dimming Premium system, capable of creating deep blacks reaching 2,000 nits.
Like previous models, this TV incorporates the new P5 processor with artificial intelligence, support for all HLG, HDR10 and HDR10+ technologies, as well as HDR10+ Adaptive and HDMI 2.1.
For sound, Philips has decided to turn to a Bowers & Wilkins 3.1.2 audio system that combines Dolby Atmos Elevaton speakers with Tweeter-on-Top technology. The speaker system acts as a tabletop stand with a single rigid connection bar on the 65″ version and two fluted connection bars on the 75″ model.
The 65-inch model will be available from July, while the 75-inch model will come out in August.
Another proposal with Mini LED technology from Philips will integrate a panel that is capable of reaching 1,500 nits and a 50W 2.1 sound system.
It has the same Micro Dimming Pro technology, P5 processor with artificial intelligence, HDMI 2.1, Android 10 TV, and all the other proprietary accessories such as Ambilight.
The 65-inch model will be available from July and the 75-inch model will arrive a month later, in August.
Philips 9206 and 8506
We leave aside the Mini LED panels to enter the DLED world. These are the company’s most affordable models with formats starting at 43″.
The Philips 9206 TV is available in 55″ and 65″ versions and includes a 100Hz refresh rate panel, LED backlighting with Micro Dimming Pro system, P5 processor, HDMI 2.1, 50W 2.1 sound, and Android 10 inside.
For its part, the 8506 series is available in 43″, 50″, 58″, 65″, 70″ and 75″. A panel with LED backlight, P5 processor, HDMI 2.1, 20W sound system, three-sided Ambilight, and Android 10 TV. Available from May.