Philips 2012 TV line-up
Philips 2012 TV line-up - overview

05 Mar 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

Philips has unveiled their 2012 TV line-up. The high-end 9000 is still unconfirmed but Philips has released complete details on the 8000, 7000, 6000, 5500, 4000 and 3000 series. You can expect highlights such Ambilight, elegant design with slim bezels, 3D, Smart TV and more.

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Philips 2012 TVs

Philips has unveiled their new TVs that will be available from the second quarter of 2012; the high-end versions from autumn 2012. With the new line-up, Philips has focused on minimalistic designs with extremely slim bezels, just like most of its competitors.

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Philips 8000 range

Philips has made further improvements to their picture systems and promises better 2D and 3D pictures than ever. The most expensive models incorporate the Perfect Pixel HD engine and the mid-end ranges will utilize Pixel Precise HD, meaning that the picture enhancement chips move to cheaper ranges in 2012. Philips also boasts an 800 Hz PMR (perfect motion rate) system that optimizes reproduction of moving images through a frame interpolation and scanning backlight combination.

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Philips Smart TV Premium-platform


In 2012, Philips plans to step up their Smart TV offerings with a new platform dubbed Smart TV Premium. The platform will offer TV apps, Skype calling, and much more. The App Gallery is Philips’ app store where users can download new apps and Philips also promises new video-on-demand partners. Additionally, most TVs come with built-in WiFi and USB recording functionality. The recording function allows users to record TV shows, pause live TV and rewind. It just requires an external USB hard drive connected to one of the USB inputs.

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Philips 7000 range

Philips’ signature technology is obviously still around. Ambilight comes in different formats and can be set to follow the on-screen action or simply display a constant color on the wall behind the TV. And like last year’s line-up, Philips is now utilizing LEDs for Ambilight for lower power consumption and a wider color spectrum.

3D is still around, too. Philips continues to hedge its bets and will release both active 3DTVs (3D Max) and passive 3DTV (Easy 3D) – the latter with inexpensive and flicker-free 3D glasses. Philips has also enabled the cool two-player full screen technology on all 3D models. The function allows users to enjoy two completely different images on the same TV, simultaneously. It obviously requires 3D glasses.

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Philips new remote for the 8000 TVs. The 7000 TVs come with a similar remote made from black plastic


Lastly, Philips highlights their new remote control. This also means that Philips ditches the oval-shaped remote control that came bundled with the TVs for a few years.

Philips 9000

Philips’ new 9000 range has not been unveiled yet. We will update this article with more information as soon as possible.

Philips 8000

Philips’ 8000 range has traditionally been one step down from the flagship and this is also the case in 2012. It offers Ambilight Spectre XL, active 3D technology, Perfect Pixel HD and a very sleek design.

Philips 8000 range
Philips 8000 range


  • Slim frame
  • Perfect Pixel HD
  • 800 Hz PMR
  • Ambilight Spectre XL
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Active 3D
  • Two-player full screen
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi
  • ISF calibration

    Philips’ 8000 range is available in 40, 46 and 55 inches called 40PFL8007, 46PFL8007 and 55PFL8007.

    Prices
  • 40” Philips 40PFL8007
  • 46” Philips 46PFL8007
  • 55” Philips 55PFL8007

    Philips 7000

    The new 7000 range is just below the 8000 range and will not include Philips’ most advanced picture engine. It still includes Ambilight but only two-sided.

    Philips 7000 range
    Philips 7000 range


  • Slim frame
  • Pixel Precise HD
  • 800 Hz PMR
  • Ambilight Spectra 2
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Active 3D
  • Two-player full screen
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Philips’ 7000 range will be available in 40, 46 and 55 inches called 40PFL7007, 46PFL7007 and 55PFL7007.

    Prices
  • 40” Philips 40PFL7007
  • 46” Philips 46PFL7007
  • 55” Philips 55PFL7007

    Philips 6000

    The 6000 range is a mid-end model with passive 3D that Philips introduced in 2011. Ambilight is also included in the package.

    Philips 6000 range
    Philips 6000 range


  • Slim frame
  • Pixel Precise HD
  • 400 Hz PMR
  • Ambilight Spectra 2
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Passiv 3D
  • Two-player full screen
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Philips’ 6000 range will be available in 32, 37, 42 and 55 inches called 32PFL6007, 37PFL6007, 42PFL6007 and 55PFL6007.

    Philips 5500

    The 5500 range is a cheap active 3D-based TV with Philips Smart TV platform built in but without Ambilight.

    Philips 5500 range
    Philips 5500 range


  • 400 Hz PMR
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Active 3D
  • Two-player full screen
  • USB recording

    Philips’ 5500 range will be available in 32, 40, 46 and 55 inches called 32PFL5507, 40PFL5507, 46PFL5507 and 55PFL5507.

    Philips 4000

    Philips 4000 range has been designed for the price-conscious consumers and it comes without 3D. The Smart TV platform is still included.

    Philips 4000 range
    Philips 4000 range


  • 200 Hz PMR
  • Smart TV
  • USB recording
  • Wi-Fi Ready

    Philips 4000 range will be available in 32, 37, 42 and 47 inches.

    Prices
  • 32” Philips 32PFL4007
  • 37” Philips 37PFL4007
  • 42” Philips 42PFL4007
  • 47” Philips 47PFL4007

    Philips 3500

    The 3500 model is a low-price TV that will be available in supermarkets. It still offers Smart TV.

    Philips 3500 range
    Philips 3500 range


  • 100 Hz PMR
  • Smart TV
  • DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Ready

    Philips’ 3500 range will be available in 19, 22, 24, and 32 inches; some with 720p and others with 1080p resolution.

    Prices
  • 22” Philips 22PFL3507
  • 24” Philips 24PFL3507

    Philips 3000

    Lastly we find a cheap 3000 range that will be available in 32, 37, 42 and 47 inches without 3D and without Smart TV.

    Overview

    See the overview table of the most important specifications below.

    Philips 2012 TV specifications



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