Philips unveiled its new Ultra HD TVs yesterday, but the manufacturer also has Full HD models with Android TV in the new line-up. The 5500 series will be the most affordable with Android TV. Philips has also announced new 6000 and 4000 series TVs.
Philips’ mid-range and low-end TVs
Android TV will come integrated in two-thirds of Philips’ 2015 TV line-up, and if you are looking for an entry-level model with the Android TV experience the new 5500 might be of interest to you. It will likely be the most affordable TV with Android TV from any manufacturer.
5500 will be available in sizes from 32 to 55 inches with access to the Google Play store that offers apps, game and more. It also incorporates many of Philips’ other multimedia features such as Multiroom that lets you stream recordings to other TVs in your home. The price has not been announced but the 5 series models traditionally hit the market at entry-level price points. 5300 and 5210 series will also be available without Android TV.
Next up are Philips’ new 6000 series TVs. Besides the new 6400 UHD TV, Philips will also launch 6300 and 6500 Full HD TVs. The 6500 will offer Android TV in all of its glory and will enhance the visual experience with Ambilight. As all other Ambilight TVs it can integrate with your Philips Hue home lighting system to further enhance the viewing experience.
The cheaper 6300 is a “dumb” TV with none of the Android or multimedia features. However, you will still be able to record TV shows onto a USB hard drive. It will be available in 40, 48 and 55 inch sizes; all with Ambilight; none with 3D.
Lastly, we have the 4000, 4100 and 5210 series TVs, which are very basic TVs. All of these new low-end and mid-range Philips TVs will start shipping in Europe within the next few months.