Philips has announced the launch of a new range of LCD televisions in the UK - the 9664 series.

The 9664 series is available in 42-inch and 47-inch screen sizes and offers 200Hz Clear LCD technology combined with a response time of 1ms that's said to banish motion blur.

With Philips' latest Perfect Pixel HD picture processing engine the new tellies get Ambilight Spectra 2, which projects lights independently from both sides of the TV on to the rear wall, for what the company claims is a "more immersive viewing experience".

Boasting 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, the sets also feature NetTV for wireless access to the Internet through the set’s in-built networking and five HDMI ports.

Sounds-wise there's 2 x 15W output from four speakers while looks-wise the TVs get a high-quality brushed aluminium charcoal grey surround, measuring 49mm thick and have a bezel 25mm wide.

The 42PFL9664 and 47PFL9664 go on sale this month with an estimated selling price of £1699 and £1999 respectively.