Philips Joins the 4K Display Party with 9000 Series UHD TVs in Tow
The company's 9000 Series kicks off with 65-inch and 84-inch 4K UHD TVs sporting a 3840x2160 resolution. Content for such high resolution displays is a bit lacking at the moment, though the 9000 Series will happily upscale viewing material when watching from Blu-ray, DVD, or broadcast services.
One of the touted features is an embedded light sensor that feeds "Micro Dimming Pro" algorithms with information about the ambient light conditions to the television. This allows Philips to dynamically adapt the LED backlight intensity to maintain the highest possible contrast, the company claims.
The 65-inch and 84-inch models also come with built-in Wi-Fi (supports Miracast and SimplyShare), a 15W speaker flanked by two 6W speakers (65-inch) or two 25W speakers and two 20W speakers (84-inch), and 3D support.
Philips says both the 65-inch (65PFL9708) and 84-inch (84PFL9708) models are available now in the U.K. and Russia for 4,999 euros (~$6,600) and 14,999 euros (~$20,000), respectively.