Philips launches new 9000 LCD TVs

Philips has introduced new additions to its 9000 series TVs, with two new models for the 9600 series and the new 9700 series announced for release in summer 2009.

The TVs boast full HD displays, Philips' Ambilight technology on three sides, and aluminium frames which will be black in the 9604 and 9664, and silver in the 9700 series.

The big selling point of the 9664 is that it is super-slim at 20mm thick at its thinnest point, and it joins those in the 9700 series in featuring the world's fastest LCD technology - 200Hz "Clear LCD" and a one millisecond response time. This will make for less motion blur, particularly during fast moving scenes.

Although slightly slower, the 9604 still comes in with 100Hz Clear LCD and two millisecond response time which is still pretty speedy.

Both the 9600 and 9700 series come with the 2009 version of "Perfect Pixel" HD engine, processing 500 million pixels per second, "Perfect Colours" for lifelike colour, and "Perfect Natural Motion" for smoother, judder-free pictures.

As for sound, the ranges sport two 15W speakers, with tweeters up at the front behind sound grilles and large volume bass and speaker boxes integrated into the back of the TV.

With built-in Wi-Fi, the 9600 and 9700 series are able to take advantage of Philips' new Net TV feature, that allows you to access a wide range of internet sites optimised for browsing from your sofa, including YouTube and eBay.

Finally, both TVs feature an integrated digital TV tuner and have five HDMI ports for easy connectivity between HDMI devices.

The 9604 series will be available in 32- and 37-inch screen sizes and the 9664 series will be available in 42- and 47-inch, while the 9700 series will come in 40-, 46- and 52-inch screen sizes.

No price details have been announced as yet, but we will get any details to you as soon as we get them.


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