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Philips 2018 LCD LED TV line-up

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TP Vision introduces several new LCD LED TV series in 2018, the top models of which include the 4K Ultra HD resolution, NanoLED technology, Android TV and Ambilight. The P5 processor introduced last year also comes to more models this year. Philips has developed the new Saphi platform for smart TVs that do not have Android TV.

Philips 2018 lcd LED TVs

The absolute top models for 2018 are of course the OLED TVs that Philips has announced, but your budget is smaller or LCD LED is preferred, then there is still plenty of choice. The 7000 and 8000 series models this year have the P5 Picture Engine, a powerful chip, consisting of five processors that optimize source perfection, sharpness, color, contrast and movement. The 8000 series models have the NanoLED technology. This means that a layer of 1nm nanoparticles has been added that absorbs excess light waves and thus allows better color rendering and better viewing angles.

HDR10 + , the HDR standard with dynamic metadata, also in the 8000 series, in addition to support for HDR10 and HLG. We will not see Dolby Vision on any Philips TV this year. Finally, Ambilight is present on many 2018 models. Only the 6503 series has to do without the mood lighting.

Google Assistant and Saphi

The Android TV’s of 2018 (and a number of models from 2017) will get access to the Google Assistant this year. This voice assistant enables voice operation via the remote control. This allows you to search content, switch channels and control your smart home devices. The Dutch language is expected to be supported by the end of 2018.

The lower models, which come without Android TV, this year have the new Saphi smart TV platform. This is a makeover of Philips’ NetTV platform. The new interface is much faster and more user-friendly, but less extensive than Android TV. Of course there is access to services such as Netflix and YouTube.

Philips 2018 lcd led tv line-up

Below is an overview of all LCD LED TVs that Philips brings to the Benelux in 2018. Prices have not yet been announced.

Philips PUS8503 series

The PUS8503 models are the most advanced LCD LED TVs for 2018, including the NanoLED technology and a brightness of 400 nits. These models also come with a soundbar under the screen.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • NanoLED technology
  • 400 nits brightness (HDR Premium)
  • 100Hz native
  • 2900 PPI
  • 90% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • European Design with aluminum finish
  • HDR10 +, HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Visual Sound System (2 × 7.5W + 30W)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 49-inch (49PUS8503): 1,199 euros
    • 55-inch (55PUS8503): 1,399 euros
    • 65-inch (65PUS8503): 2,299 euros

Philips PUS8303 series

The models in the PUS8303 series have to be set without the soundbar, but largely correspond to the PUS8503 models. They also have the NanoLED technology.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • NanoLED technology
  • 400 nits brightness (HDR Premium)
  • 100Hz native
  • 2900 PPI
  • 90% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • European Design with aluminum finish
  • HDR10 +, HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Audio system (6.25W x 2 + 12.5W woofer)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 49-inch (49PUS8303): 1,099 euros
    • 55-inch (55PUS8303): 1,299 euros
    • 65-inch (65PUS8303)
    • 75-inch (75PUS8303): 3,299 euros

Philips PUS7803 series

A step lower, we encounter the PUS7803 models. They must do without the NanoLED technology, have Edge LED lighting and do not support HDR10 +.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Edge LED
  • 400 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 1700 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • European Design with aluminum finish
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Audio system (2x 10 Watt)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 49-inch (49PUS7803): 999 euros
    • 55-inch (55PUS7803): 1,099 euros
    • 65-inch (65PUS7803)
    • 75-inch (75PUS7803)

Philips PUS7503 series

The PUS7503 models are largely similar to the PUS7803 models but have a slightly different design and come with a soundbar under the screen.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Edge LED
  • 400 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 1700 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • European Design with aluminum finish
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Visual Sound System (2 × 6.25W + 12.5W)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 49-inch (49PUS7503): 899 euros
    • 55-inch (55PUS7503): 999 euros

Philips PUS7383 and PUS7373 series

The PUS7383 and PUS7373 models come with Direct LED lighting but a slightly lower brightness and lower PPI. However, the P5 processor is still present. The difference between the two models is purely in the design; silver metallic for the PUS7383 and dark silver for the PUS7373.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Direct LED
  • 350 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 1600 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Audio system (2x 10 Watt)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 43-inch (43PUS7383 and 43PUS7373)
    • 50-inch (50PUS7383 and 50PUS7373)
    • 55-inch (55PUS7383 and 55PUS7373)

Philips PUS7303 series

The PUS7303 models are almost identical to the models above but come with a slightly different color scheme, just between light and dark.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Direct LED
  • 350 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 1600 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • P5 Perfect Picture Engine
  • Android TV (16GB)
  • Google Assistant Ready
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • DTS HD Premium
  • Audio system (2x 10 Watt)
  • 4 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 43-inch (43PUS7303): 699 euros
    • 50-inch (50PUS7303): 799 euros
    • 55-inch (55PUS7303): 899 euros
    • 65-inch (65PUS7303)

Philips PUS6703 series

The P5 Engine has disappeared from the PUS6703 models. Instead, the Pixel Precise Ultra HD processor is used. The PPI is also slightly lower and Android TV has been replaced for Saphi.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Direct LED
  • 350 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 1100 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Saphi platform
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Ambilight on three sides
  • Audio system (2x 10 Watt)
  • 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 43-inch (43PUS6703)
    • 50-inch (50PUS6703)
    • 55-inch (55PUS6703)
    • 65-inch (65PUS6703)

Philips PUS6503 series

A little lower we see the PUS6503 models again. These TVs have a slightly different design and come with a lower PPI. Ambilight has disappeared.

Specifications

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • LCD LED technology
  • Direct LED
  • 350 nits brightness (HDR Plus)
  • 50Hz native
  • 900 PPI
  • 75% DCI-P3 color range
  • Micro Dimming
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Saphi platform
  • HDR10 and HLG
  • Audio system (2x 10 Watt)
  • 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports
  • Formats:
    • 43-inch (43PUS6503)
    • 50-inch (50PUS6503)
    • 55-inch (55PUS6503)
    • 65-inch (65PUS6503)

Full HD models

Further in the line-up we see the entry models with Full HD resolution, including the PFS5803 televisions and PFS5503 models. These TVs come in sizes from 32-inch to 50-inch and feature fairly standard specifications. In the Full HD line-up, only the PFS5803 series has the Saphi platform and that is the only Full HD smart TV. HDR support is not present in any Full HD model.

Price and availability

Philips has not yet announced prices of the above mentioned models. As soon as the prices are known, we update the overview. All televisions must appear on the market at the end of the first quarter or the beginning of the second quarter.

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