Philips has announced a new collection of LCD TVs, its first mid-range sets to offer LED backlighting.
The 7605s are 1080p across the range and feature multi-die edge-lit LEDs across the top and bottom edges. Philips said this provides a dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1, while offering consistent brightness across the screen and consuming 40 per cent less power than its standard CCFL LCD TVs.
Picture sharpness is boosted by the Pixel Precise HD processing engine, while judder free images are promised thanks to the HD Natural Motion system and the use of a 100Hz panel.
Ambilight has always been one of Philips TV’s distinguishing features, creating ambiance by shining lights behind and to the sides of the TV. However, it only ever worked well on white backgrounds. The 2010 version of the system addresses the problem by enabling the user to compensate for different colours by adjusting performance using an on-screen colour chart.
NetTV will provide access to games, weather, pictures and video, and is also a new addition to its mid-range TVs. There’s also a wireless dongle available for ease of hook up.
Philips claims the 7605 range offers a sophisticated and stylish design thanks to a light grey brushed metal finish and its thin 42mm depth.
The TVs are available now in 32, 37, 40 and 46in sizes, and will retail for £849, £999, £1,199, and £1,499 respectively.
Link: Philips TVs.