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Philips takes Ambilight to next level with AmbiLux TV

05 Sep 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Philips has spent over 10 years developing and selling TVs with its Ambilight system, at times in unique TVs such as the Aurea. With a new 8900 series Philips takes Ambilight to the next level by utilizing pico projectors. They call it AmbiLux.

9 small projectors creates AmbiLux

Philips' new 8900 model is different. Not because it differs a lot form the two other new 8-series on technical specifications but because it takes Philips’ Ambilight system to the next level.

On the back sits nine “pico” projectors. Philips regular Ambilight TVs use LEDs. The tiny projectors can extend Ambilight to a much larger area and, according to Philips, it will have a big impact on the viewing experience. By extending the mood of the movie, Philips believes that the experience becomes more immersive. AmbiLux can be adjusted by selecting from different profiles, ranging from the extreme to the subtle.

Philips 8900 AmbiLux


If you want to go all in you can even integrate AmbiLux with Philips connected Hue lamps. You can also hook it up to Spotify and game consoles, says Philips.

In addition to the colorful light effects, the new 8900 offers Ultra HD resolution and Google’s Android TV operating system. From the app store you can download streaming apps and games. The brain of the system is a quad-core processor and 8900 also has integrated Google Cast. A new “Premium Remote” has a full keyboard on the back.

Philips 8900 AmbiLux


Sound is delivered by built-in 30 speakers and there is a twin-tuner, too.

Ambilight enthusiasts will be able to experience the Philips 8900 AmbiLux in stores starting Q4 2015. It will be available in Europa as a 65-inch (65PUS8900) only. No pricing details were announced.


8900 specifications

4K Ultra HD LCD with 3,840x2,160 pixels
Android TV (5.1)
Pixel Precise Ultra HD, 1400 Perfect Motion Rate, Ultra Resolution, Perfect Natural Motion
400nit (typical value)
30W speakers - Double Ring technology, DTS Premium
Quad Core
16GB lagerplads, kan udvides via USB
Google Search, Voice Search, Google Play Movies, GooglePlay Music, YouTube, HbbTV, Netflix, Spotify Connect
Premium remote with keyboard, stemme & swipe
3-sided Ambilight Projection - Gaming mode, Music mode, extendable with Hue
4 HDMI 2.0 (1x with HDCP 2.2), 3 USB (1x USB3.0)
Twin Tuner: 2x DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2
1447mm x 914mm x 255mm - 17mm thickness



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