Mini-led and large format in focus when Philips shows this year’s TV news

With a bunch of new TVs, Philips is trying to push the boundaries of the TV world. Philips Oled 806/856 is available in the more common screen sizes 48, 55, 65, but will also be released in 77-inch for Oled 806. Both 805 and 806 will be equipped with Philips latest image processor P5. The Oled 806 will also have something Philips calls “Fast Motion Clarity Mode” which will provide ultra-realistic movements and improved sharpness.

Philips Oled806
Philips Oled806

In addition to supporting Dolby Vision, hdr10 + and hlg, the Oled 800 series will also support hdr10 + Adaptive, which combines hdr 10+ dynamic metadata with room lighting conditions to then optimize the light in the image scene by scene. Furthermore, the Oled 800 series supports hdmi 2.1. Smart TV features are managed by Android. You can also use voice commands via Google Assistant or Alexa.

Philips Oled865
Philips Oled865

Philips’ new ai features in the P5 deserve their own mention. Neural networks and machine learning are used here based on an image bank with millions of image clips. Previously, there were five categories for the ai to analyze, landscape / nature, face / skin tone, movement / sports, dark / contrast and more. Now they have added a sixth category, film detection.

The Ai then automatically selects the correct category and analyzes five parameters in the image – image source, color, contrast, motion and sharpness – and then adjusts the balance between these to optimize the image. P5 will also use the TV’s light sensor to adjust the contrast for sd or hdr media.

The 9636 and 9506 models are Philips’ first TV models to use mini-LED technology and come in sizes 65 and 75 inches. The Philips 9636 combines dimmable backlighting with 1,024 zones with its Philips micro dimming premium system to create deep blacks and light up to 2000 nits. A VA panel ensures that the color reproduction delivers, in this case 95 percent dci-p3.

Functionally, these have everything in the Oled 800 series, including the new ai P5. The sound system is a 3.1.2 from Bowers & Wilkins, which uses upward-facing Dolby Atmos speakers. If you choose the model 9636, you also get it with the Philips Wireless Home System.

Philips 9506
Philips 9506

We continue with the Philips 9206 Premium 100Hz Dled TV, which is delivered in sizes 55 and 65 inches respectively. The panel is a 100Hz VA panel, with LED backlighting that will provide high contrast. Like its friends from the oled and microled worlds, the image processor P5 is mounted in the 9206.

A 2.1 sound system with subwoofer guarantees good sound while four-sided ambilight gives a cozy cinema feeling. Android handles the smart features, while Google Assistant and Alexa let you control the TV’s voice.

Philips 9206
Philips 9206

Last but not least, we have the Philips 8506 Performance Dled TV, which will be available in sizes 43, 50, 58, 65, 70 and 75 inches. Sure, this one also has most of the features listed above, including the ai news in P5. But in this is a led panel.

Philips 8506
Philips 8506

9206 and 8506 will be released during the second quarter. The other models will be released this summer.