NEWS: Philips expand OLED TV line-up with three new models

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    1. Steve Withers

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      But where are they going to be sold ??
      I have not seen a Philips TV on sale anywhere for years now !!
      I would love to actually view one and see just how well on not it works.
       
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      if the 803 is priced well it could be a big hit....if you can find one anywhere
       
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      The 803 looks the best to me, design wise with it's new minimalist design. And I'm guessing the 900 nits claimed light output is in Vivid mode...:eek::laugh:

      Interesting but I am more swayed by the 65/77" C8 from LG this year with it's (Auto Cal /3D LUT) and new Alpha 9 Processer..
      I feel that will be the highlight for me in 2018 for OLED..:)
       
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      I hope that the 803 has an decent price. I will contact the authorized distributor in my country to check will it be available in retail.
       
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      Overpriced and overrated.
       
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      no prices yet and not reviewed?????
       
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      And yet another company decides to screw up the industry with HDR10+ support and no DV.
       
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      3 sided ambilight... would it have really killed them to do 4? Going to look weird for wall mounted sets.
       
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      I have some suggestions for the full serial numbers that are in keeping with last years 55POS9002, the 65WTF973 & 65LOL873. Similar hilarity but less self deprecating.
       
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      I wonder if the OLED models will be based on the new LG panel (x8) or the older 2017 version?
       
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      In post #6 lgans said:
      To which davidcharles responded in post #7:
      I'm with @davidcharles. For @lgans316 to condemn something for being overpriced when the price has specifically not been mentioned yet is one of the worst examples of prejudice (in the literal meaning of pre-judging) that I have seen on this forum for years, in this case against the Philips brand. And as for saying they are over-rated when they have not been reviewed yet, words fail me.
       
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      Finally 65" from Philips!
      The 803 looks great, if it's the one in the last pic, like the legs better than the 9005 (55"), but I don't think I can wait until "later this year", have waited as it is :/
       
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      ....or better off dropping the flashing disco lighting gimmick and reducing the price of the tvs....
       
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      Meh, I like it. Or at least I would for the first week before getting tired of it and permanently switching it off.
       
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      It isn't always possible to use four sided Ambilight, the 973 for example has a built-in sound base so there's nowhere to put the LEDs.
       
    17. WhyDoIBother

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      If you buy one of these TVs it's very unlikely you'd turn ambilight off, even if you don't like the lights tracking what's on the screen the bias lighting settings are very pleasant.

      From 2005 until January of last year I had only bought Philips' 9000 series TVs with their various ambilight incarnations. I bought the first one as it was deemed a CRT killer not because of the light feature but hooked there after.

      It is a great feature and once you've experienced it it's hard to go without (currently have a 65" LG E6 but that's developed a fault so seriously considering the 9002 even though it's smaller and less feature rich). Anybody who writes ambilight off as just a gimmick should be ignored. Also 3 sided is more than enough.

      Can't actually see 4 sided as being practical for most people unless cables in the wall and stands/furniture removed from where the light reaches. Always had my TVs wall mounted and never thought 2 or 3 sided looked stupid especially with soundbar and stand situated below.

      The only real negatives I've experienced with Philips are their mid range TV quality, release dates and availability...
       
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      I jest. The 3 sided light puts me off since I'm already rocking all-round bias lighting ;)
      https://i.imgur.com/JslLgl8.jpg

      4-sided ambilight would make it a contender for me, not so this way.

      I of course understand that around here we're not normal people though. Integrated soundbars put me off as well. Frankly, I'd rather do without speakers entirely, and tuners, and smart features, and wifi, and so on.
       
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      That's a bit of a wild claim. Do you work for Philips? ;)
      I understand that some people like it, but it really is a question of taste. I can guarantee you I would never desire such a feature on a TV.
       
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      Philips only ever make concept TVs, don’t they ?
      They never ACTUALLY release them into our market.
      So how do they justify/afford/bother designing/promoting new TVs annually ?!? o_O:confused::p
       
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      Sweet setup, I used to have 705s for my hifi. Wish I had kept them for my cinema room when I upgraded to 805s and sold the 600 series instead. Cinema room also gone now so who knows when any of that kit will see the light of day again... :(

      4 sided would maybe work ok for you but I suspect that recess would probably lessen the effect below screen somewhat anyway. The effect can be a good bit more fun and still effective than static bias lighting, very cool when a lightsabre or the like goes across the screen and the lights track it. As long as you don't have it on it's more extreme reactive settings I'd say it adds more to the experience than distracts or detracts.

      Not affiliated to Philips or any other TV/AV manufacturer in any way :)

      It's not a wild claim though, had lots of friends, family and randoms (some of whom would describe themselves as AV enthusiasts) laugh or even put on a display of purist snobbery over the years when I spoke of it only to quite quickly change their mind once they had a proper demo.

      Missed ambilight for some time after I purchased the E6 even though I was very happy with that TV while it lasted, better half also liked the light show a lot and seemed quite happy at the mention of purchasing another so could be a win win situation there.

      Apologies if I seem a little bit too full on pro ambilight but just had my heart broken with the E6 only to then have it ripped out, stamped and then sh*t on by LG's awful support. Fortunately the retailer sent out their own support this week and promptly condemned the TV so I'm back in the market and the possibility of having ambilight again brought a little smile to my face which has been trippin for almost 2 months now.

      Right now I'd still prefer to have a fully working E6 and not 100% sold on the 9002 or any of these future releases, would prefer them to offer Dolby Vision and a different OS but unlikely I'll be purchasing another LG while the burn is fresh.
       
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      I owned the one of the lovely 21:9 Philips sets a few years ago and I thought the Ambilight was ridiculous.

      Currently using a CinemaQuest Ideallume bias light which is superior in every way (in my opinion).
       
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      Fair enough
       
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      At the end of the day mate it's what you personally enjoy the most :thumbsup:
       
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      100% agree, that first post of mine highlights that I'm probably overly excited right now at the prospect of not being lumbered with an expensive polished turd stuck to my wall for the foreseeable future.

      It's been almost exactly a year since I last had an ambilight TV, going from the E6 back to a smaller TV with or without the light show might not have the end result I'm looking for right now and I'll be back to asking myself: Why do I bother?..

      Cheers
       
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      If the 803 is reasonably priced, will definitely buy one.
       
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      If it did DV and 3D I would be interested. Until then I’ll make do with my LG OLED.
       
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      Hey everyone.
      I have a 2008 Philips plasma tv that I really like w/o the amblight. Bought it at Costco the weekend Olympics was to be on.
      A quick question. Anyone know about the privacy policy on this oled units from Philips?
      For instance Samsung records your voice/viewing habits unless you go to settings and turn off WiFi. Sony let's you opt out. Vizio was caught selling your surfing habits to third party thus fined by the FTC.
      If any TV record your viewing habits I find that fair game to perhaps suggested & make your viewing a little better.
      Recording your voice and listening in on conversation in your living room? That's where I draw the line. I don't have Google home or Alexia for this reason.
      If anybody can dig into this I'd appreciate it.
      Thanks.
       
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      Doesn't actually look all that bad. The light kind of spreads and you still get the immersive Ambilight effect. You could also buy a Hue strip and link it to the TV. Hue+Ambilight is an amazing combo for certain types of content.
       

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