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TP Vision launch their Philips TV line-up for 2014

New models to deliver an experience "beyond the ordinary"

by Steve Withers Mar 27, 2014


TP Vision launch their first line-up of TVs since taking a 100% stake in the television business of the famous brand name.
The emphasis is very much on their proprietary Ambilight technology and Android TV, with a couple of Ultra HD models thrown in for good measure. The overall designs are fairly generic but the features look decent and we can expect some competitive pricing. So given that last year's models were actually quite good, we'll be interested in seeing how the new line-up performs now that it's completely TP Vision.


The flagship 8000 Series includes the 55-inch PUS8809 Ultra HD TV with edge LED lighting, active shutter 3D, Quad Core processing and 3-sided Ambilight. The 8809 uses Perfect Pixel Ultra HD, 1000Hz Perfect Motion Rate Ultra, Micro Dimming Pro, Perfect Natural Motion and Ultra Resolution. There's also Android TV running off OS 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) with pre-installed apps for Google Chrome and Google PlayStore apps. More traditional Smart TV features include catch-up services, Netflix, Spotify and Social Networking, along with built-in WiFi and Miracast. The 8000 Series also includes two Full HD models - the PFS8109 and PFS8209 both of which come in screen sizes of 48 and 55 inches. Aside from the lower resolution, the main other differences are that the Full HD models use 800Hz Perfect Motion Rate and have 4-sided Ambilight.


Moving down the line we have the 7000 Series, which includes three models - the PFS7109, PFS7509 and PUS7809. The first two are Full HD TVs that include passive 3D, screen sizes of 42,47 and 55 inches and Smart features such as catch-up services, Netflix, Spotify and Social Networking, along with built-in WiFi and Miracast. The PFS7109 uses 2-sided Ambilight, Dual Core Processing, Pixel Precise HD, 600Hz Perfect Motion Rate, Micro Dimming Pro and Digital Natural Motion. Whilst the PFS7509 uses 3-sided Ambilight, Pixel Precise HD, 800Hz Perfect Motion Rate, Micro Dimming Pro and Digital Natural Motion. The Ultra HD PUS7809 comes in screen sizes of 42, 49 and 55 inches and includes 2-sided Ambilight, Quad Core Processing, Pixel Precise Ultra HD, 600Hz Perfect Motion Rate, Micro Dimming Pro and Digital Natural Motion.

The 6000 Series includes no less than six different models, starting off with the PFS6109. This Full HD LED LCD TV comes in screen sizes of 42, 47 and 55 inches and includes passive 3D, dual core processing, Pixel Plus HD, 200Hz Perfect Motion Rate and Micro Dimming. There are also Smart features such as catch-up services, Netflix, Spotify and Social Networking, along with built-in WiFi and Miracast. The PFS6309 adds 2-sided Ambilight, whilst the PFS6409 includes Pixel Precise HD, 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate, Micro Dimming Pro and Digital Natural Motion. The PFS6509 only comes in a 32 inch screen size but unlike the PFS6409 it has 2-sided Ambilight and active shutter 3D. The PFS6609 and 6709 share most of the same features as the PFS6509 but include larger screen sizes ranging from 40 to 55 inches.


The 5000 Series includes five models, with the first two - the PFS5109 and PFS5209 - offering a fairly stripped down feature list, although the 5209 does include 2-sided Amblilight. Screen sizes include 32, 40, 42, 47, 48 and 55 inches and the TVs include USB recording, Digital Crystal Clear and 100Hz Perfect Motion Rate. The PFS5509 adds built-in WiFi and Smart features, along with Pixel Plus HD, 200Hz Perfect Motion Rate and Micro Dimming. The PFS5609 and PFS5709 add edge LED lighting and in the case of the PFS5709 400Hz Perfect Motion Rate and Digital Natural Motion. Finally the 4000 Series represents the entry level models with screen sizes ranging from 20 to 50 inches. The smaller screen sizes are HD Ready, whilst the larger ones above 32 inches are all Full HD. The PFS4109 and PFS4309 are basic models with Digital Crystal Clear, 100Hz Perfect Motion Rate and USB recording. The PFS4509 steps up to Pixel Plus HD and 200Hz Perfect Motion Rate and adds Smart functionality.

    1. Steve Withers

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      Be interested to see the price of the PUS8809
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      and an expert review of course ;)
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      Ok, how many models?! My head hurts :confused: Ill have to remember that lot if we sell these.

      Looking forward to the reviews.:)
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      Very 'Samsung' !
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      Planning on replacing my three year model this year, intrigued how effective Android will be. I find the smart element on my current set is passable, but definitely much room for improvement.
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      @Scooby2000 what line of work are you in then Scooby? Seem to remember somewhere you said you had access to an OLED at work too?
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      Indeed the 8000 series is, which is such as shame as being a massive fan of Philips, I'm not excited at all since they became TPV. The glory days when Philips TV's showed great individuality in their designs and features, miravision/ambilight/aureas/21:9 etc are just not there anymore, playing it safe. Where once they led now they follow, still hope that one day, they could make an OLED, 21:9 aurea TV, now that would be something!
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      Phillips due out with a upgraded design line tv for Nordic contrys .. Now in a black crome finish and a floor stand vs tilting it vs a wall...
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      It's hard to say what its going to be like as 100% TPV. Keep in mind they did keep the Philips staff/people on, so they will have some Philips DNA, just not the innovation of Philips as Philips. Look at how Ambilight is 2 sided on nearly everything - what a shame. I don't think there will be anything astonishing anymore from 'Philips'...
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      Just noticed on the philips.co.uk website a few of the 2014 models are listed, although I can't find any mention of Android.
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      Didn't they say android is only for the 8000 or 9000 series?
      As nice as they look, I'd bet money they haven't fixed any of the software issues!
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      I was speaking to TP Vision rep a few weeks ago. He said no android software in any of the new models for UK as there is some issue's which he didn't go into, but he said most European market's would have it this year. Basically what he was saying was, they can sort out all the issues in 2014 and the UK would have it in 2015 without the teething problems.
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      Typical nonsense from TPV/Philips. Was about their only major selling point, seeing as their SmartTV system has been one of the most lacking (along with Toshiba) for years now. Most of the content is irrelevant to UK users.

      They've always made it impossible to get their TVs in the UK, then had them beset by software issues and unrealistically priced and only available at a few retailers.

      I used to be a big Philips TV fan (picture and sound are usually excellent), but they had so many software issues (that I don't believe they'll ever fix or know how to fix), they're completely irrelevant in today's market.
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      Oh well, looks like I won't be buying a new TV this year. I suppose one good thing, come next year ultra HD should be a feature on their mid price models.
  • Screen

    Display LED
    Backlight Type Edge
    Display Format 1080p Full HD
    Screen Size 55 In
    Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
    1080p24 Support Yes
    3D Technology Active
    Refresh Rate 800 Hz
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Image Enhancement Engine Pixel Perfect HD

    Digital-TV

    Tuner Freeview HD
    EPG Yes

    Features

    3D Accessories Active Glasses
    Dual View Gaming Yes
    Smart TV Yes

    Sound

    Speakers Stereo
    Speaker Output 30 Watts

    Product Properties

    Release Year 2014
    Screen Size 139 cm

    Connections

    HDMI Type HDMI
    HDMI with ARC
    HDMI 1.4
    HDMI Inputs 4
    Scart Connections 1
    Component Inputs 1
    USB Ports 3
    Ethernet Port Yes
    Digital Audio Out Yes
    Wi-Fi Built-in
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