TP Vision launch their Philips TV line-up for 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.
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