Philips 2017 TV range – OLED with Ambilight and more

Philips-PUS7502Philips has revealed their new television line-up for 2017. They promise exceptional PQ performance, the best of European Design and the power of Android. Naturally, their rear lighting system, Ambilight, makes a welcomed appearance too.

The “first half of 2017” range includes the new flagship OLED TV the 9002.

Outstanding OLED flagship

The 55POS9002 is the second 55-inch OLED TV and second UHD Premium accredited set from Philips.

The 9002 is powered by the latest M version of the Android Smart TV system. Features include a unique combination of the new P5 picture processing engine and the 3-sided Ambilight system. This, combined with the pure black levels of OLED, create a new reference level for TV picture quality.

Pure black levels also allow the OLED TV to reproduce a more accurate and vibrant colour palete. The 9002 has bragging rights to an incredibly wide colour gamut (99% DCI-P3 WCG).

The P5 picture processing engine adds to the inherent qualities of OLED by offering 25% new processing features and 25% more processing power.

Philips says that this chip has an overall 50% performance improvement compared to last year’s Pixel Precise Ultra HD Engine.

philips-55pos9002Sound quality should be decent too. The set is loaded with Philips patented and powerful triple ring technology and DTS HD Premium Sound compatibility.

It’s a bit of a looker too. The brushed aluminium open frame ‘Cradle’ central stand gives the 9002 a floating look. The razor thin chassis and super thin narrow bezel finishes it off beautifully. Want!

The rest of the 2017 range

The new range also includes the 2017 7000 series with the 7502, and from the 6000 series the 6482, 6412 and 6402 models.

The 7502 (available in 49-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch versions) features Philips’ new P5 processing chip. You also get a front-facing soundbar with 45W of output. It’s running Android TV version M 6.0.1, and supports Netflix with full HDR (HDR10) support. HLG is also supported as an HDR standard.

There is also the three-sided Ambilight technology. For some reason Philips has opted for an IPS panel rather than a VA panel. It dishes out a peak brightness output of just 400 nits, which is far short of the 1000 nits required for UHD Premium certification.

The 6482 is equipped with the front-facing soundbar and three-sided Ambilight, but the set loses the P5 chip in favor of the existing Pixel Plus Ultra HD chipset. This set will be available in 49-inch and 55-inch versions.

The 6412, meanwhile, drops the peak nit brightness from 400 to 350, while its Ambilight system covers just two sides rather than three. It also lacks the redesigned remote the comes with the more premium models, featuring last year’s remote instead.

Finally the 6402 is the Full HD model for those not bothered with 4K just yet or want a second telly.

All 6400 products are powered by the latest M version of the Android Smart TV system which now allows HDR content playback from Netflix. 6482 and 6412 sets come with 16GB of internal memory.