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Philips 8800 TV is first UHD 4K TV with Android

Philips has introduced the 2014 Philips 8800 TV as the first UHD 4K set to feature in-built Android.

The Philips 8800 UHD 4K is part of the Philips 8000 series, which all offer the Philips Ambilight feature and Android.

Within the 2014 8000 series is the top end Ultra HD 4K resolution 8800 series and full HD 8100 and 8200 TVs. These models will be available from Q2 2014 in Europe.

“We innovate our Philips TVs continuously to create a better TV experience,” said Marc Harmsen, Philips’ Global Marketing Lead. “With Ambilight and Android we are able to go beyond the ordinary. It is not about pushing technology to the limits, but about how technology can be used to design a TV that adds genuine value to users’ lives.”

“By combining Android’s strengths with our existing Philips Smart TV offering, we will massively enrich the TV experience and make it smarter”, said Albert Mombarg, Head of Smart TV at Philips.

Philips 2014 range also includes the Smart TV 6009 series, standard TV 4000 and 5000 series, and the film lover-focused 7000 series with a new Ambilight Gaming Mode to make your gaming experience a little more immersive.

Philips 8800 4K TV Features

The Philips 8800 offers a 55-inch 4K Ultra HD 3840 x 2160p LCD display with Ambilight.

It features Active 3D functionality with Premium2D to 3D conversions and auto 3D detection.

To help improve picture quality it uses a 1000Hz Perfect Motion Rate Ultra plus Ultra Resolution for motion sharpness. The 4K TV also features Local Contract and Micro Dimming Pro technology for dynamic LED backlight adjustments.

The first 4K TV to deliver Android, the 8800 can upscale content in real time to UHD resolution via Ultra Resolution.

Like all the TV models within the Philips 8000 series, the 8800 features the Philips Ambilight and a newly integrated Gaming Mode, allowing the lights to quickly respond to fast moving action or sports games.

The 8800 also features an integrated camera to automatically detects you and adjusts the sharpness of the display according to your distance from the TV set. This camera also enables you to control the set using gestures, cursor navigation, typing and talking.

Read more: Best TVs 2014

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