Philips has today unveiled its new 7000 and 6000 series that will be based on LCD teknologi. These are mid-range models that feature Android TV, Ambilight, Ultra HD and support for HDR.
Philips 7502 series
TP Vision, the company responsible for Philips TVs in Europe, has today in Madrid unveiled new TVs for 2017. Amongst the new TVs are three 7000 series models.
7502 will be the new LCD flagship. It will, just like Philips’ second generation OLED TV, feature the new P5 picture processor that is 25% more powerful than the ”Perfect Pixel UHD” engine, which is supersedes.
With 7502, Philips has focused on improving picture quality through Ultra HD and HDR (High Dynamic Range). Specifications for HDR were not disclosed but the company did say that the panel supports wide color gamut and that the TV supports two HDR formats (HDR10 and HLG).
Lastly, the company emphasized that 7502 comes equipped with 3-sided Ambilight, a brushed aluminum frame, and a visible soundbar integrated under the panel with a total effect of 45 Watt. The TVs will be available in 49, 55, and 65 inches.
Additional 7000 models
Besides the 7502 series the company will launch two other 7000 models. The 7272 series will be available in 49 and 55 inches, whereas the 7202 series will be available only in 43 inches.
All of these TVs are based on LCD display technology. The main difference lies in design and the Ambilight system. 7272 features mood lighting on 3 sides whereas 7202 has 2-sided Ambilight. You can customize Ambilight in a number of ways and even integrate the system with Philips Hue lighting.
Compared to the more feature-packed 7502, the 7272 and 7202 series will feature a less powerful ”Pixel Precise UHD” picture engine but still have slim and elegant designs. All of the TVs have Android TV on board along with built-in Chromecast.
New 6000 series with Ambilight
As usual, there will be a range of different models in the 6000 line. These are affordable mid-range TVs aimed for the broad market.
All models in the 6000 series will feature Android TV.
The most technically advanced model is the 6482 series that will be available in 49 and 55 inches. It comes with 3-sided Ambilight and is based on a LCD panel with ”HDR Premium”, as Philips prefers to call it. The panel has higher peak brightness than regular LCD panels, wide color gamut, and 14-bit internal color processing.
Additionally, the 6000 range will include the 6432 series that will be available in 49 and 55 inches, the 6412 series that will be available in 43, 49, and 55 inches, and the 6402 series that will be available only in 32 inches. All except the latter will feature Ultra HD resolution.
The company added that from 6482 and down there is support for the HDR10 format. 6412 features a ”triple ring” audio system. 6432 and 6412 both have a thin design with 2-sided Ambilight.
Philips’ 2017 models will launch later this year in Europe. Pricing details were not announced.