Philips supersizes Ambilight TVs for 2021, offering high performance OLED and Mini LED screens at XXL sizes

Philips is supersizing its TV range this year, offering a gigantic 77-inch premium OLED screen for the first time, as well as a cinematic 75-inch telly based around cutting-edge mini-LED technology. The brand joins LG and Samsung in offering the new picture technology on both 65- and 75-inch screens to launch later this year.

The 77-inch OLED806 leads a new AI-enhanced line-up that covers 48-, 55-, 65- and for the first time, 77-inches. A stablemate 865 model will be available in 55- and 65-inch screens sizes.

As we’ve come to expect from Philips, the company continues to emphasise high-end European Design, with Kvadrat cloth, leather and steel materials. The brand is also extending its popular Ambilight mood lighting feature to all four sides of the screen, ideal if you plan on wall-mounting your new flatscreen.

As we’ve come to expect from Philip the company continues to emphasise high-end European Design…

The 9636 is the first Philips Ambilight TV to use Mini LED technology

Both the OLED806 and OLED856 share the same razor thin, zero bezel design. The 806 comes with reversible dual tone finish feet, allowing you to see either silver or dark chrome feet. The OLED856 alternatively offers a narrow dark chrome T bar stand.

Both the OLED806 and upcoming  9636 and 9506 series Mini LED TVs will use a 5th Gen P5 picture processing engine, with enhanced AI and new fast motion processor, appropriately dubbed Motion Clarity. So image quality should be outstanding.

The 5th Gen P5 AI adds a new Film detection mode to the existing five AI categories and also incorporates the TV’s light sensor to ensure that contrast for SD or HDR content is always optimised to suit ambient light levels.

HDR10+ Adaptive uses real-time ambient light information to automatically optimize brightness levels, based on your viewing environment. Great if you don’t always watch in a dark room.

The 9636 Mini LED TV also boasts a high end multi-speaker 3.1.2 Bowers & Wilkins sound system that combines Dolby Atmos speakers with the unique Tweeter-on-Top technology, so it should sound as good as it looks.

All the sets offer universal HDR support – Dolby Vision and HDR10+, with Mini LED and OLED sets adding HDR10+ Adaptive.

The new models are primed and ready for next gen gaming, as they offer leading edge HDMI connections and support 4k at 120fps. They also boast a low input lag of 18ms.

Smart functionality comes from the Android 10 TV OS, with support for Google Assistant Built-in and Alexa.

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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