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Philips Unveil New TV’s for 2012


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Philips has unveiled the first of its new TV’s for 2012 with the announcement of four new ranges covering the budget to mid-range sector of the TV market.

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All of the new sets are due to be available in the 2nd quarter of 2012 and carry the Philips hallmark of superb picture quality, powerful sound and exceptional design with high quality materials and finishes. Smart TV functionality – including for the first time smaller screen sizes – features heavily within the new line-up which also includes both passive and active 3D technology.

First is the 3000 series (available in 32”,37”,42” and 47”) which are Full HD (plus a 32” HD version) LCD TVs with 100HZ picture processing (PMR), 28.9 billion colour reproduction, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, a single USB slot for  multimedia playback and 3 HDMI inputs, with Easylink.

One step up is the 3500 series (available in 19”, 22”, 24” 32”, 37” and 42”) the first of Philips LED sets with a superb 500,000:1 contrast level. The 3500 series is also Philips first range to add Smart TV and DLNA functionality with wireless connectivity via an optional USB adaptor and adds a second USB slot for multimedia playback.

The 4000 series (available in 32”, 37”, 42” and 47”) adds Philips acclaimed Pixel Plus HD processing and 200Hz Perfect Motion Rate for super images. The TVs are also LAN ready and can access the internet via the multimedia home network. This opens a world of rich content accessible via online video stores, digital media libraries, YouTube, and the open internet. Catch up TV Apps ensure that users can watch their favourite movies, shows, sports events and daily soaps whenever they want.

The 6000 series (available in 32”, 37”, 42”, 47” and 55”) is the first Ambilight range in Philips new TV line-up featuring the Ambilight Spectra 2 system and an improved 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate.

Other features added by the 6000 series include integrated Wi-Fi connectivity and voice and video calls via Skype. The series is also the first in Philips new range to include 3D technology via the passive Easy 3D system which also features both two player gaming and 3D depth adjustment.

Finally, the 7000 series (available in 40”, 46” and 55”) adds Philips superb Pixel Precise HD processing and 800Hz Perfect Motion Rate plus the active shutter 3D Max system.

Prices will be confirmed on product availability.

More info when we get it.

Andrew Edney
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