IFA 2017: Philips Quantum Dot 8602 LED TV launched

QD meets P5

by hodg100 Aug 31, 2017 at 11:08 AM

  • Philips has announced the introduction of Quantum Dot technology to the 8000 series – with the launch of the new 8602 set.
    Available in a 55” or 65” model the 8602 adds Quantum Dot technology to the already high specification including the new P5 Perfect Picture engine and the three-sided Ambilight system.

    The 8602 also carries the Philips hallmark ‘best of European design’, with the use of real materials including a super-slim aluminium bezel and Visible Sound via integrated, front firing sound bar encased in European Kvadrat cloth.

    In case you didn’t know, Quantum dots are nano-sized crystals that are smaller than the 1/10,000 of the width of a single strand of human hair. But, while they maybe tiny, Quantum Dots have some exciting properties when it comes to the both the absorption and emission of light.

    Depending on their size, each Quantum Dot will emit a different coloured light – red, green, or blue – when white light is shone on them. The additional light from the Quantum Dots boosts the overall output of the LED backlight, while also enhancing colour saturation and the viewing angle of the panel.

    The new Philips P5 processing engine is claimed to deliver a 50% performance improvement over the previous Perfect Pixel Ultra HD engine to enhance Sharpness, Colour, Contrast and Motion.

    The ‘floating’ sound bar features two front firing drivers – mounted in the aluminium enclosure – giving clarity detail and presence to the mid and high range sounds while bass is handled by a rear firing Double Ring speaker – with an integrated bass port – to enhance bass performance. For the final touch of sophistication the Soundbar is wrapped in high quality European Kvadrat speaker cloth.

    The 8602 is powered by Android TV system running M version of the OS and is certified by Google, giving access to all TV orientated apps, services, and content in the Google Play Store while also complementing the existing Philips Smart TV offering available in the Philips App Gallery.

    Both the 55 and 65-inch versions are scheduled for October 2017 with price TBA.

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