Philips (TP Vision) has today unveiled its OLED TV line-up for the first half of 2022. OLED807 features a next-gen 'OLED EX' panel with 30% higher brightness, 4-sided Ambilight, Android TV, and IMAX Enhanced.
Philips 2022 OLED TVs
Philips has unveiled two new 4K OLED TV ranges today, OLED807 and OLED707. The company confirms that OLED807 will feature LG Display's 2022 'OLED EX' panel that was announced ahead of CES 2022.
- "In addition to an improved 6th Gen P5 AI processing suite the OLED807 will feature the latest OLED-EX panel which replaces hydrogen-based compounds within its construction with more efficient and stable deuterium to offer an increase in light output of 30% over a standard OLED panel," announced Philips.
Philips 2022 OLED TV
New for 2022 will be the addition of IMAX Enhanced support. IMAX Enhanced is not a new format but rather a type of certification along with a picture preset in the TV. Philips 2022 OLED TVs come with multi-HDR support with Dolby Vision, HLG, HDR10 and HDR10+ and HDR10+ Adaptive.
Philips is not yet transitioning to Google TV but the company said that its new Android TVs will come with Android 11 pre-installed. This includes Google Assistant and built-in Chromecast. Android TV provides access to popular streaming services like Disney+, HBO Max and Netflix.
The TVs will be equipped with two HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K120 and VRR (plus FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync Compatible) for gaming with game consoles like Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. There is a new 'Game bar' that gives users quick access to gaming-related settings. Other HDMI 2.1 features include ALLM and eARC.
The new Game bar in Philips 2022 OLED TVs
The TVs are powered by Philips' 6th generation P5 video processor. Philips said that it has enhanced ambient intelligence to "adjusts brightness, gamma and colour in real time to suit changing ambient lighting conditions". There is also an extended 'AI Auto Film' mode.
- "A new version of AI Auto Film Mode is included in the 2022 OLEDs and extends the number of alternative smart picture modes from the original two to seven when a movie is detected – including Filmmaker Mode. If the TV is already in Filmmaker Mode the set will automatically switch to Dolby Vision Dark settings when detecting Dolby Vision content."
OLED807 will be available in 48, 55, 65 and 77 inches. They have a thin design with a metal frame, 4-sided Ambilight where each LED can now be controlled individually, and a swivel stand (except 77"). There is a 2.1-channel 70W sound system built-in and support for Dolby Atmos decoding. If buyers want to connect external sound systems they can use either HDMI eARC or wireless DTS Play-Fi connection to rear speakers and subwoofer.
The new 7 series OLED model is called OLED707 and will be available in 48, 55 and 65 inches with Android TV 11, HDMI 2.1 with 4K120 and VRR, and many of the other new features. It has 3-sided Ambilight. OLED 707 does not feature the new 'OLED EX' panel.
Both TV models feature WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.
Philips has not commented on its plans for smaller 42-inch 4K OLED TVs or larger 83- and 97-inch 4K OLED TVs.
Philips OLED807 and OLED707 will launch in Europe in the first half of 2022. Additional models will be announced in the second half of 2022.