Philips is launching its first OLED TVs with HDMI 2.1 ports and its first 77-inch model. Four new OLED ranges are rolling out in Europe.
2021 Philips OLED TVs
OLED is trickling down to Philips' 7-series making the self-emissive display technology more widely accessible – at least in Europe. OLED705 is Philips' most affordable model but it lacks some of the latest technologies. OLED706 adds HDMI 2.1 and other new features.
For the first time, Philips offers HDMI 2.1 ports in its TVs. At this time, only PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X take advantage of the extra bandwidth in HDMI 2.1 but more devices are expected to launch in the future. OLED706 and up support 4K120, VRR (and FreeSync), ALLM and eARC.
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Compared to last year's OLED models the 2021 generation adds a 'P5 Gen 5' video processor, anti-burn-in technology, Filmmaker Mode, HGiG for gaming, and HDR10+ Adaptive.
Moving up to the 8-series the TVs come with 4-sided Ambilight. OLED806 now also comes in 77 inches for the first time for Philips. OLED856 matches OLED806 in terms of features but has a center-aligned table-top stand.
Also read: Philips 2021 TV line-up
Philips OLED705, OLED706 and OLED806 are rolling out now in Europe, with the 77-inch model coming later. The company is expected to launch upgraded 9-series OLED TVs later this year.