There have been rumours circulating out of Germany that Philips/TP Vision have cancelled their 65PUS9600 Ultra HD 4K TV but in a statement given to AVForums, the company confirmed that the flagship model has simply been delayed.The Philips 9600 was first announced at IFA back in September but, despite a great deal of consumer interest, has yet to appear in stores. In a statement provided today, Philips/TP Vision said:
“In 2015 we introduced new Philips TV ranges, featuring state-of-the-art 4K Ultra HD picture quality, our unique Ambilight, bold designs and the capabilities of Android – the world’s most popular operating system able to playback your favourite content. We have recently announced the Philips 9600 TV, a true picture quality flagship for the 2015 range to be available late 2015.
At Philips TV we strive to launch televisions to the market at the right moment with the relevant and innovative specifications, we have decided to postpone the launch of the 9600 to 2016 and update the set with the latest picture quality technologies. We will also make sure we integrate the latest and right HDR specifications, which are being finalised and are planned to be announced at CES in 2016. With this we enable consumers to experience Philips Ultra HD Picture Quality and HDR in the best way.”
So there you have it, the Philips 9600 is still coming but the company want to ensure that it remains as cutting edge as possible. When you consider that CES is only two months away and there will be major announcements regarding Ultra HD 4K and HDR, it makes sense to wait. It can't have been an easy decision for Philips/TP Vision to delay and thus miss the key Christmas period but it does show that, in these changing times, the company remains committed to giving consumers the best possible product.
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