The previous 984 model now has DTS Play-fi so I'd say the 986 will from the off.Would be good to know if these sets will support the recently launched DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre protocol as it is expected to show up on devices launching in Q3. Either out of the box or via firmware update. It would be awesome to add wireless rear speakers to the B&W in-built sound bar.
I've got the 984 and the sound is amazing - easily comparible to soundbars costing towards the £1000 mark.I like the idea of a dedicated soundbar, should hopefully be better than a lot of the sub £200-300 systems.
The fact it's integrated should ideally minimise any sync issues as well.
I think quite a few recent Philips models now support DTS Play-Fi, but they can only be used as part of a DTS Play-Fi Multiroom system. They can't serve as Master of a DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre system, despite the fact that TVs such as 935 or 984 have an in-built sound bar. Hopefully this will change with these new models coming in.The previous 984 model now has DTS Play-fi so I'd say the 986 will from the off.
Keep in mind that HDR works with absolute brightnesses and that those differences therefore do not have such a huge effect. In SDR you often limit the brightness to a modest 200 nits, so you will often only notice the difference with predominantly white images.
If you're after a 48" set and HDMI 2.1 is not of any interest then last year's model is the solution, it was heavily praised all around with the lack of HDMI 2.1 and the high input lag pretty much the only Cons.So is there any (real) difference except 2.1 hdmi and input lag between the 48 inch 936 and last years 935.. And I'm not a gamer so. The new LG EVO panel is not made in 48 inches so.
Thanks for this. Good to know the option is there. The set up needs a Master to work though and from what I've seen in other discussions, TVs have not been able to serve as Master so far - a separate DTS Play-Fi enabled sound bar or receiver was required. However, it would make sense for TVs that already have an in-built sound bar to serve as Master.I dont know about the new OLEDs but it appears to be part of the new Philips firmware. The below pictures are from my 9636 and then downloading the Play-Fi app. I dont have any speakers yet to test it on unfortunately but it at least has the options within DTS play-fi menus. When i select through the app it detects the TV but errors when it cant see any surround speakers or sub.
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