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Philips beefs up its latest OLED with Bowers and Wikins sound
Philips beefs up its latest OLED with Bowers and Wikins sound By Dan Grabham

Philips OLED+ 903 has a lot more sonic punch than the recent Philips OLED 803 thanks to a partnership with British audio legends Bowers and Wilkins.Powered by a new second-generation P5 image processor with support for HDR10+ and Android TV, the visuals... Read more

Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level
Philips 55OLED803 takes OLED TV perfection to another level By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has made an art of sound and vision. The only TV manufacturer to combine Ambilight mood lighting with UHD visuals, its 4K screens occupy a unique position in the TV market. And with the 55OLED803, it’s produced its best UHD display yet. This... Read more

Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers
Future Philips TVs will come with integrated Bowers & Wilkins speakers By Maggie Tillman

TP Vision and Bowers & Wilkins are going to create new TVs together.TP Vision is the sole licensee for Philips TV manufacturer in the UK, while Bowers & Wilkins is one of the premier British speaker and headphone manufacturers.They have entered a multi-year... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared
Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2018: OLED 973, OLED 873, OLED 803, 8503, 8303, 7803, 7303, 6503 compared By Rik Henderson

After a successful 2017, TP Vision is betting even bigger on 4K HDR TVs this year. The manufacturer will release a stack of televisions under the Philips brand in 2018, including five new OLED models.They will all feature 4K Ultra HD pixel resolutions... Read more

Philips announces complete range of Hue outdoor lighting
Philips announces complete range of Hue outdoor lighting By Max Langridge

As promised earlier this year, Phillips has announced a complete range of Hue outdoor lighting that works in the exact same way as its popular indoor series. What Philips Hue smart bulbs are there and which should you buy? While the current indoor range... Read more

Philips Fidelio M2L review: The iPhone's ideal headphone partner
4.5 stars Philips Fidelio M2L review: The iPhone's ideal headphone partner By Max Langridge

When Apple launched the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in 2016, it sparked a wave of change. Gone was the 3.5mm auxiliary headphone jack that has featured on countless smartphones as a means of connecting headphones to listen to music.To connect a pair of... Read more

Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250
Win a Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV worth £1250 By Pocket-lint Promotion

Great news for TV fans - courtesy of ao.com and Philips TV, Pocket-lint is giving you a  chance for you to win a fantastic 55-inch, Philips Quantum Dot 8602 TV, worth £1250!The picture quality for most 4K TVs is good but on the Philips 55-inch 8602... Read more

Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights
5.0 stars Philips 803 OLED TV (55OLED803) review: Ambilight and multiple delights By Steve May

The 803 is the first Philips OLED flatscreen TV to feature the brand's second-generation P5 Perfect Processing Engine, which claims to offer twice the picture performance of its predecessor. Given that the original silicon was no slouch, that set our... Read more

HDR10+ and Google Assistant to be on Philips' 2018 TVs
HDR10+ and Google Assistant to be on Philips' 2018 TVs By Rik Henderson

Philips is embracing HDR10+ for its 2018 OLED TVs and a couple of premium sets at the top end of its LED range.The extended high dynamic range technology enhances TV and movie viewing further as it can adjust the picture properties depending on source... Read more

Philips teases next gen TV picture engine, you won't believe how good OLED can still get
Philips teases next gen TV picture engine, you won't believe how good OLED can still get By Rik Henderson

Philips has announced that its latest picture processing chip, the P5 Picture Engine, will be used in 23 different sets across its 2018 TV range; including LED models as well as the higher end OLEDs.However, during its dedicated TV launch event in Amsterdam,... Read more

Philips OLED 803, 873 and 973 expand 2018 OLED TV range greatly
Philips OLED 803, 873 and 973 expand 2018 OLED TV range greatly By Rik Henderson

Philips has unveiled a couple of new OLED TV models during a launch event in Amsterdam. They join a flagship 65-inch set already announced during the IFA consumer electronics trade show last year, although it now has a name: The Philips OLED 973.The other... Read more

Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you?
Which P5 and Ambilight Philips TV is right for you? By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has been a premier TV manufacturer for many years and its latest sets are among the greatest in the world. That's thanks to many factors, including premium design and the Android smart TV platform, but two stand out more than most: the P5 picture... Read more

Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience
Why ambient light is key to your TV viewing experience By Pocket-lint Promotion

When setting up a brand new television, such as the Philips 9002 OLED TV, you have to be aware of where it will be placed. That's not just so that everyone gets a great view - with OLED's super wide viewing angles, that's less of an issue these days -... Read more

Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want
Why the Philips 9002 is the flagship OLED TV you'll want By Pocket-lint Promotion

There are some incredible recent television innovations that make the latest TVs the best we've ever had, but of them all, the technology that most impresses is OLED.The display technology is by far and away the biggest breakthrough for picture quality... Read more

Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice
Why great sharpness is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

Unless you've had your head buried in AV sand the past couple of years, you'll know that the world has gone crazy for 4K. Pretty much every TV you can buy now is 4K Ultra HD. There are 4K Blu-ray players and discs. Netflix and Amazon stream in 4K. Even... Read more

Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice
Why great picture source processing is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to great TV picture quality, it all starts at the beginning.If a TV doesn't immediately recognise the type and quality of the source images it's receiving and deal with any inherent flaws they might contain right away, any subsequent attempts... Read more

Why great motion is important for your next TV choice
Why great motion is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

The single most defining feature of video is motion. In fact, the whole idea of stitching lots of still frames together to make video is to create pictures that move.Unfortunately for AV fans though, as well as being fundamental to the very definition... Read more

Why great colour is important for your next TV choice
Why great colour is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

The picture quality of any TV you buy depends on five key elements: contrast, colour, sharpness, motion clarity, and source recognition/adaptation.We recently looked at the first of these, contrast, in the context of Philips' stunning new P5 picture processing... Read more

Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice
Why great contrast is important for your next TV choice By Pocket-lint Promotion

Philips has a long and proud heritage of using powerful picture processing to improve the picture quality of its TVs. And the stellar work over the years has lead to the pinnacle of image tech in its new P5 Picture Engine.The company has managed for the... Read more

Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus
Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus By Chris Hall

Amazon announced the Echo Plus at an intimate event in its Seattle headquarters today, evolving the successful voice-controlled speaker into something that's quite different. The Echo Plus is described as a more advanced device and while it looks like... Read more

Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights
Lifx goes after Philips by adding HomeKit support to its smart lights By Elyse Betters

"Siri, turn off my Lifx light."When it comes to smart lighting, you probably think of Philips first, but there are other options, such as Lifx. It makes Wi-Fi enabled smart lights, including ones that change colour. And it has finally added support for... Read more

Philips’ new Quantum Dot and OLED TVs are a taste of the future
Philips’ new Quantum Dot and OLED TVs are a taste of the future By Cam Bunton

At IFA 2017 in Berlin, hundreds of companies took to the showfloor to give us a sneak peak at what's around the corner in the world of consumer electronics. Among them was Philips, showing off its range of new smart connected bulbs, toothbrushes and -... Read more

Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room
Philips Ambilight explained: Why you need to light up your living room By Pocket-lint Promotion

Any technology that can immerse you deeper in your home TV and movie viewing is great in our book. The most obvious one would be sound, but Philips has a proprietary technology that glues you to the screen.That technology is Ambilight, and it refers to... Read more

Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets
Changing the way we view TV: TP Vision's head designer talks about styling Philips' sets By Pocket-lint Promotion

Televisions have not only radically changed in performance in recent times, they have also changed in style. Where once we had a massive beast dominating the corner of a living room, we now have a super-slim flatpanel either hanging on a wall or stealthily... Read more

How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound
How Philips rediscovered the lost art of TV sound By Pocket-lint Promotion

While there are many things to celebrate about the shift from hulking CRT televisions to sleek LCD and OLED TVs, sound quality is not one of them.Having so little bodywork for audio engineers to work with has all too often led to today's glorious TV... Read more

How Philips is putting picture quality first
How Philips is putting picture quality first By Pocket-lint Promotion

TV technology is in such a state of flux right now that it's hard to keep up. There are, though, two things that thankfully never seem to change. First, TV buyers always pick outright picture quality as their most wanted TV feature, and second, Dutch... Read more

Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing
Why OLED is important and why it's the next big thing By Pocket-lint Promotion

There has never been a better time to buy a television.Technologies such as 4K Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) provide extraordinary clarity, contrast and colour representation. And we are blessed by the availability of one of the greatest breakthroughs... Read more

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush
Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart wants to make oral care sexy with connected toothbrush By Chris Hall

Philips is preparing to supercharge your oral care with the launch of a new connected toothbrush, the Sonicare DiamondClean Smart.Revealing the new electric toothbrush at the IFA Global Press Conference 2017, the new toothbrush isn't due to launch until... Read more

Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection
Ikea goes after Philips Hue with own budget smart lighting collection By Elyse Betters

Ikea just introduced a "Smart Lighting" collection.The range, which will arrive in UK stores in April, includes energy-efficient LED bulbs, as well as lighting panels and doors. These different products can be managed remotely via an app, called Tradfri,... Read more

Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights
4.5 stars Philips 9002 review: Stunning OLED and Ambilight with P5 processing delights By John Archer

After scoring a critical hit with its debut OLED TV, the 901F, it's hardly a surprise to find Philips wasting little time returning to the OLED fray with the 9002.What's more, this 55-inch set improves on its predecessor in most ways, while costing less,... Read more

Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon
Philips TVs won't support Dolby Vision anytime soon By Rik Henderson

Whenever there is a new TV image technology there is always a period of consumer confusion as multiple standards and formats appear. HDR is no exception.There are now four competing high dynamic range standards, with 4K Ultra HD televisions adopting any... Read more

Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared
Philips 4K HDR TV choices for 2017: 9002 OLED, 7502, 6482 and 6412 compared By Rik Henderson

TPVision, which releases televisions under the Philips brand, has unveiled its 2017 range of sets and it has a healthy range of 4K HDR options coming to the UK.They will hit British stores from April/May, with some coming in June, mainly because TPVision... Read more

Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut
4.0 stars Philips 901F OLED TV with Ambilight review: A cracking 4K OLED debut By Steve May

This year is fast shaping up to be the year of OLED, with a raft of hot new TV screens set to join LG's vanishingly thin vanguard. Both Panasonic and Sony will offer high-end OLED screens as part of their 2017 line-ups, but the first brand convert out... Read more

Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs
Hive takes on Philips Hue with colour changing light bulbs By Max Langridge

Hive, the smarthome subsidiary of British Gas, launched its first Active Lights back in June, instantly making it a major smarthome player. The ability to control heating and lighting from one app and using one hub makes it incredibly simple and accessible.Today,... Read more

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions
Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions By Mike Lowe

Wearables and health monitors are nothing new: we've seen bundles of fitness trackers, bands, smart scales and more from a variety of manufacturers. Which is why Philips' personal health programmes suite of products is an interesting take on the health... Read more

Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant
4.0 stars Philips AmbiLux PUS8901 review: Projector-laden 4K TV is mad, but brilliant By Steve May

When we first clapped eyes on Philips AmbiLux, back in 2014, we thought the engineers responsible had lost the plot. Sure, we've always had a soft spot for Philips Ambilight, the LED edging that casts puddles of coloured light onto surrounding walls,... Read more

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250
Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250 By Britta O'Boyle

Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... Read more

Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more
Philips 2016 TV range: Full HD, Ultra HD 4K, HDR, Ambilight, and more By Elyse Betters

Philips TVs have returned with a new, varied range.The new range includes sizes going from 24-inches to 75-inches and include sFull HD TVs as well as Ultra HD 4K sets. The 4K TVs run the latest version of Android TV OS, and some of them support high dynamic... Read more

Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed
4.5 stars Philips PUS8601 4K TV with 4-sided Ambilight review: Colour us impressed By Mike Lowe

It can take quite a lot for a TV to stand-out from the crowd. Philips' approach? Plonk some LED lights around all four sides of its rear - aka Ambilight, used to real-time project coloured lighting in sync with the image on screen - and, no doubt, you've... Read more

Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit
Philips Fidelio Soundbar crams Dolby Atmos overhead audio into one unit By Luke Edwards

Philips has managed to cram the overhead surround sound supremacy of Dolby Atmos into a wire-mess-free soundbar.The Philips Fidelio Soundbar was announced at CES 2016. Samsung also announced a Dolby Atmos soundbar but its unit requires two wireless rear... Read more

Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter
Philips Fidelio E6 hands-on: 5.1 surround without any of the clutter By Luke Edwards

Philips unveiled its Fidelio E5 system last year to much love. The idea was to offer a 2.1 system with detachable speakers that made it 5.1 surround, minus the wires.It has taken this successful idea to the next level with this year's Fidelio E6 system.Upgrades... Read more

Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection
Philips AmbiLux 8900 hands-on: Expand the viewing area through projection By Luke Edwards

Philips has announced the latest creation in its Ambilight range. Unlike it predecessors the AmbiLux uses pico projectors to extend the TV image onto the wall behind it.Where the previous Ambilight effort simply created a halo of light this new creation... Read more

Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced
Philips E6 Fidelio wireless surround and Izzy multi-room speakers announced By Luke Edwards

Philips has taken the wraps off its latest E6 Fidelio wireless surround cinema speakers at IFA 2015 and announced its Izzy multi-room system.The Fidelio E6 follows on from the E5 system using the same wireless smarts to dot speakers about a room for either... Read more

Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen
Philips AmbiLux TV uses nine rear projectors to turn your wall into a mega screen By Luke Edwards

Philips has announced a world first in its AmbiLux TV projection system. This uses nine pico projectors to bring the wall behind the television to life.The 65-inch 4K television uses its built-in Ambilight projection system to project the onscreen image,... Read more

Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles
Let it go! Frozen's Elsa and Olaf SoftPals lights vie for your kids' cuddles By Stuart Miles

Would you cuddle a light? That's what Philips and Disney are hoping your kids will do with a new range of family-friendly lights that are suitable for snuggling with.The company, that has all but pulled out of anything other than lighting and healthcare,... Read more

Osram's Lightify is Philips Hue's biggest competitor yet: Here is everything you need to know
Osram's Lightify is Philips Hue's biggest competitor yet: Here is everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

Osram isn't a new player to the lighting market by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, the German company has been established for around 100 years and CEO of its Lightify Innoventure Group company, Timon Rupp, claims as many as every second lightbulb... Read more

TP Vision: 90 per cent of Philips Android TVs get connected
TP Vision: 90 per cent of Philips Android TVs get connected By Chris Hall

TP Vision, the license holder for Philips televisions and one of the largest display manufacturers around, today talked about the adoption of Android TV and the impact that has on its smart TVs.Talking at the IFA 2015 Global Press Conference in Malta,... Read more

All Philips TVs for 2015 will be powered by Android Lollipop
All Philips TVs for 2015 will be powered by Android Lollipop By Rik Henderson

TP Vision has announced that all of its 2015 Philips TVs will be powered by the latest version of Android, Lollipop.Philips TVs powered by Android proved to be quite a draw at IFA in Berlin last year and they are bound to be at the CES consumer electronics... Read more

All episodes of Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV remake will sync with Philips Hue lights
All episodes of Syfy's 12 Monkeys TV remake will sync with Philips Hue lights By Elyse Betters

The television remake of 12 Monkeys just got even more awesome, thanks to Philips Hue.The new Syfy series, which is based on the 1995 time-traveling film directed by Terry Gilliam, stars actor Aaron Stanford - instead of Bruce Willis - as James Cole,... Read more

Philips Fidelio M2BT review: Small Bluetooth headphones deliver big sound
4.0 stars Philips Fidelio M2BT review: Small Bluetooth headphones deliver big sound By Mike Lowe

In our hunt for the best headphones we've been donning the Philips Fidelio M2BT Bluetooth wireless on-ears to see whether these cans deliver audio that defies their small scale.As the update to the earlier Fidelio M1BT, the latest generation M2BT makes... Read more