Though they’ve yet to officially reveal it, Philips’ first UHD TV set is already winning gongs, with the 65PFL9708 set having been outed publically by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) awards.
A 65-inch set, its been revealed to use passive 3D glasses tech, edge LED lighting, strong upscaling capabilities and the brand’s signature Ambilight room-illuminating tech.
“With Ultra HD content the Philips 65PFL9708 offers astonishing depth and clarity and its upscaling talents improve the quality of Blu-ray, DVD and direct broadcast sources. Passive 3D images on this 65-inch TV also look razor-sharp thanks to the screen’s greater resolution,” said the EISA judges.
“Other picture quality highlights include a robust edge LED system and superb brightness, contrast and motion performance, while Ambilight XL illumination makes the whole experience more immersive.”
While Philips promise to reveal more during their IFA 2013 press conference at the start of September, they have teased a relatively affordable price point for the set, telling would-be buyers to expect to pay “significantly lower” than what’s currently offered by rivals. With the Samsung UE65F9000 priced at £5,999, we’d say to brace yourself for a price tag somewhere around the £5,998 mark.