Philips has presented their mid-end 2011 models for the US market. These models are also expected to hit Europe but without most of the Internet services.
Three new model ranges have been announced. The entry-level 4000 series that is called 4706, a mid-end 5000 series called 5706 and a mid-end 6000 series with 3D called 6706.
Philips 2011 line-up
Philips highlights features such as a LED backlight, MediaConnect that enables users to transmit their PC desktop to the TV wirelessly, and NET TV; Philipsâ€™ Internet system with access to Vudu, Netflix, Blockbuster and FilmFresh.
Below is an overview of the three new model ranges.
Philips 4000 series: MediaConnect, NET TV, Pixel Precise HD and LED. Only the 40-55 inch models have MediaConnect and NET TV. Available from May in 19, 22, 32, 40, 46 and 55 inches called 19PFL4706 ($199.99), 22PFL4706 ($249.99), 32PFL4706 ($449.99), 40PFL4706 ($749), 46PFL4706 ($999), and 55PFL4706 ($1499).
Philips 5000 series: A step up model with LED, MediaConnect, NET TV, Pixel Precise HD and 120 Hz. Available from April in 40, 46 and 55 inches called 40PFL5706 ($679), 46PFL5706 ($899) and 55PFL5706 ($1099).
Philips 6000 series: A mid-end range with 3D, LED, MediaConnect, NET TV, and Pixel Precise HD. Available from September in 40, 46 and 55 inches called 40PFL6706 ($999), 46PFL7606 ($1299) and 55PFL6706 ($1699).
The TVs are US models but we expect the same models to hit Europe with minor differences and I think itâ€™s safe to assume that Philips will be bringing 3D to lower priced models. The full Philips EU line-up with new 7000-9000 series will be announced later.