Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by Steve Withers, Feb 28, 2013.
Philips introduce their new TV line-up for 2013 at a press event in Amsterdam.
Thank you for all the info. I feel a new bedroom tv is in the offing.
Interesting that they are no longer making the speakers in the stands...hope audio doesn't suffer.
Hopefully AVForums will have some models in test, see whether the joint venture with the Chinese would bring about more or less quality in the picture department...panels are likely to be mostly MVA, I suppose??
Yes, hopefully we'll be getting a good look at the new line-up and based on what I saw on Wednesday the panels appeared to be MVA, although we'll confirm that later.
On the 7008 and 8008 series the speakers are on the rear as opposed to under the stand, if you look on the philips 2013 tvs thread you see in the too of the photos posted of both the 7 and 8 series tvs the speakers appear to be on the back side of the tv.
Thankyou Ninjafoot. It was the 46"8007 (have tried the 7007 40"..but too small). I only seem to find the 8007 at Brighthouse, but am still waiting for the return of my money on my initial buy
The current moth-eye 9000 set seems to be hard to find. Is it on general release?
I am intrigued by the suggestion of a 60"+ 4K resolution 9000 series... Looking at other manufacturers 4K sets I presume that this will be around the same price, and significantly more expensive than the 8000 series at around £10k-£15k?
It is a real shame that we won't be getting any full array LED backlit TV's from Philips that are within the means of mere mortals!
Whilst I haven't seen any actual pricing on 55" and 65" 4K TVs yet, I'm expecting them to be around the £7,000 - £10,000 mark.
Ah, so a little smaller than Sony's 84" 4K TV then. Exciting stuff, but probably a little out of my budget for a TV!
Still, a little disappointed that Philips won't have a 1080P 50"-60" full array LED backlit TV in their 2013 line-up. It sounds like the current 9000 series won't be replaced until these 4K sets are released, and the only 9000 TV the UK got was the 46" version. A 60" version was once listed, but we didn't seem to get it here.
I saw the Sony 84'' @ the Bristol show and it had problems with light uniformity even in native 4K. I really cannot see myself paying that amount of money for a TV that will spoil PQ. In addition, we have the lack of content but even if we have the content I do not think that people who would consider this type of TV will be willing to pay that price and have these sort of problems.
Anyway thanks for the Philips article, really enjoyed it.
Thanks Steve for your very good news post. It's looking like some good products on the way.
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