Philips OLED908 TV: Meta panel (MLA Meta Booster), P5 Gen7, Game Bar, Ambilight, DTS Play-Fi, 2,100 nits…

Philips has just announced at its press conference in Amsterdam the new Philips OLED908 and Philips OLED808 OLED TV series. Presentation of the first named before returning later to the second.

The Philips OLED908 series has three references, the Philips 55OLED908 (55'', 140 cm), Philips 65OLED908 (65'', 165 cm) and Philips 77OLED908 (77'', 196 cm). And, to put it simply, the specs of these TVs are, at the time of writing, unique within the brand's 2023 TV lineup.

Philips OLED908, Bowers & Wilkins sound section

We find on TV OLED908, we can mention the 3.1 soundbar with an 80 W power signed Bowers & Wilkins with a minimalist design, already present on the OLED907 references, always perfectly integrated under the screen panel. Equipped with six speakers in LCR configuration (Left, Center, Right), it delivers a wide sound stage and perfectly intelligible dialogues. It is supported by a large subwoofer located at the back of the TV accompanied by four passive membranes.

Also, the three-sided Ambilight function is still in place. As a reminder, since last year the latter has been managing the color diodes placed at the back of the TV, around the edge of the panel, independently and no longer in groups of diodes for a significantly more precise synchronization with the images displayed on the screen. 'screen. Finally, the new Ambilight Aurora gallery feature, rich in numerous embedded images and videos, allows as many exclusive artistic atmospheres in your living room.

P5 Gen7, the heart of Philips OLED908 TVs

On the menu of all these TV series, and featured, the seventh generation of the P5 processor with artificial intelligence for a magnified HDR experience. We therefore find all the features associated with this new chip: Imax Enhanced Label, ambient light sensor, anti-marking system (to counter the Burn-In phenomenon)… Plus an improved version of the Ambient Intelligence process intended to adjust in real time brightness, gamma and colorimetry adapted to ambient lighting. This is based on a new light sensor that is much more precise to offer a white point that perfectly matches the lighting of the moment. Namely, the Super Resolution function, also improved, offers unprecedented sharpness and a great wealth of detail. Not to mention two HDMI 2.1 inputs (plus two HDMI 2.0) with eARC, VRR (from 40 Hz to 120 Hz), HFR 4K/120, ALLM, FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync compatibility.

Namely, the Game Bar is still present on Philips OLED908 TVs. This allows users to quickly access game-related settings, changing them on the fly without wasting time.

Philips OLED908 TV, Oled Meta panel

As announced in the title of this news, the Philips OLED908 screens feature an Oled Meta panel, the latest from the manufacturer LG Display, which should offer an absolutely magnificent spectacle. Indeed, the Oled Meta technology implements the MLA (Micro Lenses Array) technology on the one hand, the Meta Booster function on the other hand to display a sharply increasing light peak, 2,100 nits. Another significant advantage inherent in Meta panels is lower energy consumption (see our CES 23 news > LG Display Oled Meta, 2,100 nits for these 3rd generation panels).

Philips OLED908 TV, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision

Apart from the brilliant Ambilight process in its three-sided version, compatibility with HDR Dolby Vision technologies up to Ultra HD 4K and 120 Hz, HDR HLG and HDR10+ Adaptive is still required. New, the Smart TV function based on Android TV (11.0) on the OLED907 models gives way here to Google TV.

Philips OLED908 TV, DTS Play-Fi function

In addition to the 3.1 soundbar with an 80 W power already mentioned, the OLED Philips OLED908 TVs benefit from the DTS Play-Fi function allowing the configuration of a wireless 5.1 Home Cinema system or the integration TV in a multiroom system. Namely, the Philips OLED908 TV can even be used as the center channel within a multi-channel setup.

Philips OLED908 TV, rechargeable remote control

The remote control for Philips OLED908 televisions is rechargeable in 2023 (USB-C). It also offers a new keyboard shortcut, “123”, to turn its backlight on/off. The latter can also be associated with the integrated motion sensor to activate automatically as soon as it is grabbed.

Scheduled for release in the spring. Indicative prices still unknown.