Philips delay 9600 flagship TV to add latest HDR specs

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    1. Steve Withers

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      CES is 6-9 January so as long as it is close to this I will hold fire from my planned purchase. Wonder though why this isn't a firmware update to implement a standard - if it is something hardware related then we could be looking much further out and I will get itchy feet before then!
       
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      I'm confused about that too. I would have thought that all the hardware is nailed down by now if they were originally launching around now. Seems like there must be some hardware changes and a re-release/announcement at CES which would normally mean spring availability :(
       
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      I thinks its more of an issue with why build them and have to charge a high amount when all the other flagship tvs have been out 7 months and will be cheaper.

      Not to mention the OLEDs are now very cheap.
       
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      Maybe they'll release it a year late as a 2016 flagship
       
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      Maybe they want their TVs to leave the shop being HDR capable once it becomes a 'buzzword' I was speaking to a senior salesman in John Lewis a few weeks ago about their Samsung 9500 demo, I asked if it was displaying HDR content (it was) he said that the Samsung rep who set it up told him that he shouldn't mention HDR so I guess manufacturers are planning some sort of marketing push in the new year.
       
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      He mentioned it once but I think he got away with it
       
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      Gutted and impressed by this decision. Whatever we say, HDR standard not finalised completely. This tv is amazing subject to seeing it in the flesh. Marketing must be behind this but you have also to appreciate the desire to get it right. Another point that we seem to forget, android OS still not there. 2 months are precious to stabilise it a bit more.
      Just hope they release a 55 version of this baby. 2016 is looking hot and finally ripe from a technology standpoint
       
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      Badda bum, tish.

      It could be good sign of course that Phillips wants to hold off and maybe a sign that a conglomerance (?)is happening between the manufactures maybe?
       
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      I am very disappointed. It has a Deja vu feeling. I can see why they have taken that decision but also puts the seeds of doubt in my mind. Philips has a bad record in the UK.

      Next year all manufacturers will have their new toys as well and the competition will be more intense. If we see it here in the UK then it will be spring time at the earliest.
       
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      Perhaps Philips were scared off by the hisense 65XT910 I mean it's practically made this redundant hasn't it...
       
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      Not quite, the Philips has nice features as well specially the ambilight. Even both are Chinese I would think that Philips carries some higher level of trust.
       
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      The HDR standard will be finalised at ces 2016. Disappointed people should take solace in the fact that a manufacturer is trying to get it right. Marketing also behind it but I am really pleased where all this is going. Next year, expect top tv with improved features, top HDR and nit peaks, FALD zones with increased numbers. The latter is where we will see an interesting race...
      Can't wait to test the Philips in particular. Oled can wait 2-4 years for me, no problem :)
      Sometimes it feels like watching a DBZ movie...sayan, super sayan, ultra sayan, God sayan....just switch sayan to led. Good we all
       
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      The price is going to be key here. Given the choice between the two I'd take the Philips, because they do indeed have an established level of trust and the ambilight is a feature I'd like. But by the time the 9600 does come along the HISENSE will probably be readily available for under £2k. The Philips needs to come near £2500 to compete in my opinion
       
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      Phil 9xx series always very good! sine with Sharp panels and now goes on...

      but very "pricey" in this segment! and most off people go to Sony and Samy
      even LGE...

      TPV should try to good price!

      ++

      HiSense,keep and follow those Chines giant!

      hereafter I'm not willing to pay any penny to "BRAND"!! kind enough

      bye++
       
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      Whats the difference between the 9600 and the
      PHILIPS 65PUS8601? Its quite difficult finding much information about philips sets. The 8601 seems to be launching at £2500 with 4 sided ambilight which is tempting me but not sure if i should wait.
       
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      The 9600 was to be the high-end does everything set. Sadly it seems to be on 'the back-burner' for Philips and we may well be waiting some considerable time for it. I was sold on the 9600 and prepared to buy day-1 but the initial delay was due to ensuring it met the HDR standards but it has now gone very quiet. I suspect the earliest we will see such a set is after this years IFA with a release to follow. For now best to get the 8601 unless you want 3D (which I do) as the 8601 doesn't do 3D.
       
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      oh wow. i assumed at that price that it would have 3d. jebus. same issues with LG OLEDs. :(
       
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      Unless you are married with Philips. Suggest you try pana dx900. Subject to reviews of course
      I will not jump this year too fast as competition is strong and lots of contender. Pana in ahead in LCD potentially this year. Lg in Oled but pricey. Phillips screwed again by not releasing the 9 series
       
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      I would have got this day 1 when it was meant to be released last year. Not sure what they're thinking here but I'm kind of glad they have abandoned it as I'll be getting the DX902 - I will be jumping fast though @Goldorak! Fingers crossed it's as good as we are all hoping.
       
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      i do like the Philips Hue and tbh, i had planned on replacing all my spotlights to hues.
       
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      Guys, hope you are all well.
      Not sure this thread is still alive but best place to ask the question

      The fact Philips is releasing an Oled is not a secret anymore. What people think of Philips electronics? Upscaling and motion relative to lg and pana?
      They seem to offer a lot for the price with android, magnetic speakers and ambilight.

      Interested to hear from Philips owners in particular.

      So you think they may release a premium LCD FALD like Sony or just stick to Oled?
       

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