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Philips Set To Expand TV Range In OZ New Range Revealed At CES

Philips Set To Expand TV Range In OZ New Range Revealed At CES

The new range includes models with built-in speakers and smart TV apps accompany new colour-boosting technology

Philips’ new Smart Laser Backlight Ultra HDTV isn’t like all those other 4K displays you’ll see at CES this week, the company says. 

Rather than using white LEDs to backlight the picture (and correcting the standard bluish cast), a red laser and cyan LEDs combine to give the image what Philips hopes customers will find to be a richer, more accurate look. Along with backlighting technology, the new model comes with side mounted vertical full-range (but wired) speakers which can be detached.

Users can stream content from their devices and the Internet with an array of the standard and proprietary apps one expects from a “smart” television, including Miracast for streaming, YouTube, and subscription-based services such as Netflix.


Philips will offer two models starting this May, they include the 58-inch model 58PFL8900 which will retail for $3,000 + while the 65-inch 65PFL8900 is tipped to be over $4,000.