Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips' 2013 TV line-up - full overview

15 Mar 2013 | Rasmus Larsen |

Philips has unveiled its 2013 line-up of very slim and minimalistic TVs. The high-end model is still the 9000 series and throughout the TV ranges you will see features such as Ambilight, Smart TV, built-in WiFi and elegant design. Philips also has a spectacular design TV with the new DesignLine.

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Philips’ 2013 TV line-up

In 2013, Philips will focus more on the “smart” aspects of its TVs. More models than ever will have Smart TV features built-in and even though 3D is also included in most of the mid-range to high-end models, Smart TV is what Philips wants to promote and talk about.

Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips’s 2013 TVs


All models have been announced except the 9000 series that is said to be a range of Ultra HD TVs with four times the pixel count as Full HD. The 9000 series will be announced at IFA 2013 in September, according to sources.

Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips’s 2013 TVs


Next we have the 8000 and 7000 series with slim-bezel designs and Philips’ signature feature; Ambilight. Ambilight also extends to some of the other TV models and can either illuminate the back wall with a clear, white color or according to the colors on-screen. Ambilight has in the recent years started using LEDs instead of CCFLs which obviously also applies to the 2013 TVs. The use of LEDs helps reduce power consumption.

Philips DesignLine
Philips unveils its new Design TV called DesignLine


Philips will also be releasing a variant of the 8000 series called DesignLine that is quite unique. Philips moves away from the usual TV design norms and has created a TV without a base. Instead the TV is the base. Philips believes that the new design will be a hit in modern residential areas.

Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips’s 2013 TVs


The Smart TV features are heavily advertised this year. The 6000 series and up feature Philips’ Smart TV Premium platform with more features and a faster dual-core processor. One of the new features is Miracast support that allows owners of Android 4.0 (or newer) devices to push media content such as video, images and music to the big screen. Miracast also lets you clone your screen from your smartphone or tablet onto your TV screen. Wi-Fi is integrated in all TVs

The Smart TV platform naturally also offers TV apps, including Netflix and other regional European TV services. Philips is part of the Smart TV alliance that hopes to create a unified Smart TV platform where TV apps can be “developed once and run everywhere”. Panasonic, LG, Toshiba, Sharp, Bang & Olufsen and Loewe are also members of the alliance.

Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips’s 2013 TVs


If you connect a USB hard drive you will be able to record TV programs and pause live TV shows. Another new feature is the so-called Multi-room function. Multi-room allows you to stream TV channels and recordings to other Philips TVs in your home or stream TV channels to smartphones and tablets on the same network via the Philips MyRemote app. It should work for pay TV channels, according to Philips, but the TVs only come equipped with one TV tuner so you can only watch one show at a time.

Philips 2013 TV line-up
Philips’s 2013 TVs


When it comes to 3D, Philips still offers two solutions. The 8000 series has “3D Max” which basically means an active 3D system. The 5000-7000 TV ranges instead use “Easy 3D” which is passive 3D that only requires the inexpensive 3D glasses from movie theatres. Philips tries to improve the 3D depth through a picture analyzing algorithm called 3D Super Resolution. Another feature is Dual View that lets you watch two different images in a multi-player video game by using the 3D glasses. 2D-to-3D conversion is also built in - if that is your thing.

Philips DesignLine
The remote control for the high-end models


The remote control for Philips’ new TVs has been redesigned and has a full QWERTY keyboard as well as a cursor control. Philips promises to make “internet browsing and navigation hassle-free and easy”.

Lastly, Philips advertises its many picture systems, including 1400 Hz Perfect Motion Rate (PMR) on the 8000 series. The high Hz number includes a frame interpolation system that calculates and inserts new picture frames in the video stream, backlight scanning and the actual Hz number of the panel. Only the 8000 series has a 200 Hz panel.

Watch Philips’ Ambilight promotion video below.




Philips 9008 (Ultra HD)

Philips’ new 9000 TV range is official and it is Philips’ first Ultra HD TV.

Philips 9708
Philips 9708


  • Ultra HD (4K)
  • Slim-bezel design
  • Ultra Pixel HD
  • Ambilight (3-sided)
  • 200 Hz panel (1400 Hz PMR)
  • Easy 3D (passive 3D)
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Miracast
  • Multi-room
  • USB recording
  • Skype camera
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
    65” Philips 65PFL9708

    Philips 8008

    The new 8008 TV range has all of Philips’ most advanced systems, including Smart TV Premium, Ambilight, 3D and Miracast.

    Philips 8008
    Philips 8008


  • Slim-bezel design
  • Perfect Pixel HD
  • Ambilight (3-sided)
  • 200 Hz panel (1400 Hz PMR)
  • 3D Max (active 3D) + Dual View gaming
  • Micro Dimming Plus
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Miracast
  • Multi-room
  • USB recording
  • Skype camera
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
  • 46” Philips 46PFL8008S
  • 55” Philips 55PFL8008S

    Philips DesignLine

    The Philips DesignLine is a variant of the 8000 series with a unique design twist. It has been designed from one piece of glass and leans up against the wall. The features are more or less the same.

    Philips DesignLine
    Philips unveils its new Design TV called DesignLine


  • Slim-bezel design
  • Perfect Pixel HD
  • Ambilight (3-sided)
  • 200 Hz panel (1400 Hz PMR)
  • 3D Max (active 3D) + Dual View gaming
  • Micro Dimming Plus
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Miracast
  • Multi-room
  • USB recording

  • 46” Philips 46PDL8908
  • 55” Philips 55PDL8908

    Philips 7008

    The 7008 TV range is one step down from the 8000 series. It still offers the Smart TV Premium platform but scales down to a 100 Hz panel. The 7008 TVs offer passive 3D.

    Philips 7108
    Philips 7108 is white, 7008 is black


  • Slim-bezel design
  • Pixel Precise HD
  • Ambilight (3-sided)
  • 100 Hz panel (700 Hz PMR)
  • Easy 3D (passive 3D) + Dual View gaming
  • Micro Dimming Plus
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Miracast
  • Multi-room
  • USB recording
  • Skype camera
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
  • 42” Philips 42PFL7008S
  • 47” Philips 47PFL7008S
  • 55” Philips 55PFL7008S

    Philips 7108 is a white variant and will be available in April in 42, 47 and 55 inch sizes called 42PFL7108, 47PFL7108 and 55PFL7108.

    Philips 6008

    The 6008 is a mid-range series with most of the same features as in the 7000 series but without the built-in camera.

    Philips 6008
    Philips 6008


  • Slim-bezel design
  • Pixel Precise HD
  • Ambilight (2-sided)
  • 100 Hz panel (500 Hz PMR)
  • Easy 3D (passive 3D) + Dual View gaming
  • Micro Dimming Plus
  • Smart TV Premium
  • Miracast
  • Multi-room
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
  • 42” Philips 42PFL6008S
  • 47” Philips 47PFL6008S
  • 55” Philips 55PFL6008S

    Philips 5008

    The 5008 is another mid-range TV without the Pixel Precise HD engine. It is also the first TV with a 50 Hz panel and with the “standard” Smart TV platform with a slower processor and fewer features.

    Philips 5008
    Philips 5008


  • Pixel Plus HD
  • Ambilight (2-sided)
  • 50 Hz panel (300 Hz PMR)
  • Easy 3D (passive 3D) + Dual View gaming
  • Smart TV
  • Miracast
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
  • 42” Philips 42PFL5008T
  • 47” Philips 47PFL5008T
  • 50” Philips 50PFL5008T

    Philips 4508

    The 4500 series come with the most basic 2013 TV features, including the standard Smart TV platform and 3D.

    Philips 4508
    Philips 4508


  • Pixel Plus HD
  • 50 Hz panel (200 Hz PMR)
  • 3D Max (active 3D)
  • Smart TV
  • Miracast
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

  • 40” Philips 40PFL4508
  • 46” Philips 46PFL4508
  • 55” Philips 55PFL4508


    Philips 4208

    Another low-end 4208 variant will be available without 3D and without the Pixel Plus HD engine.

    Philips 4208
    Philips 4208


  • Digital Crystal Clear
  • 50 Hz panel (200 Hz PMR)
  • Smart TV
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Prices
  • 32” Philips 32PFL4258T
  • 42” Philips 42PFL4208T
  • 50” Philips 50PFL4208T

    Philips 2908

    Lastly, we have the very low-end 2908 series that will be available from warehouses.

    Philips 2908
    Philips 2908


  • Digital Crystal Clear
  • 50 Hz panel (100 Hz PMR)
  • USB recording
  • Built-in WiFi

    Philips 2908 will be available in March in 22 inches called 22PFL2908.

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