Philips OLED808: 4K Ultra HD TV, updated specifications

One week after their presentation at a European press conference in Amsterdam and our first news published about them (see our Philips OLED808 TV news: Oled EX panel, P5 Gen7, Game Bar, Ambilight, DTS Play-Fi …), we now know almost everything about Phillips OLED808 televisions. The opportunity for the editorial staff of to update the specifications of these screens.

Compared to the Philips OLED807 series marketed in 2022, the Philips OLED808 series will therefore have five references, with the new 42'' (107 cm) diagonal for the Philips 42OLED808 reference (see photo below) which completes the Philips 48OLED808 (48'', 122cm), Philips 55OLED808 (55'', 140cm), Philips 65OLED808 (65'', 165cm) and Philips 77OLED808 (77'', 196cm).

Philips OLED808 TV, the main developments

In short, the main differences between Philips OLED808 TVs and OLED807 TVs lie in the presence of the Smart Google TV 12 function instead of Android TV 11, a sound section equipped in 2023 with DTS:X compatibility (precisely, a Dolby Atmos decoder and a Dolby Atmos Virtualizer function are still required), and support for HDR Dolby Vision gaming up to 120 hertz.

P5 Gen7, heart of Philips OLED808 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 functionalities associated with this new chip: 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 the brightness, the 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, and change them on the fly without wasting time.

Philips OLED808 TV, Oled EX panel

Like the Philips OLED807 screens, we find that the OLED808 diffusers have an Oled EX panel that appeared in 2022 with light performance around 30% higher (peak light of 1,000 nits announced) than that of a panel Classic Oled (see our CES 22 news > New Oled EX TV panel by LG Display, 30% more brightness?). Please note, like last year, Philips 42OLED808 and Philips 48OLED808 televisions are not equipped with a classic OLED panel and not OLED EX.

Philips OLED808 TV, Ambilight 3 sides and HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR HLG and HDR Dolby Vision

Compatibilities with Dolby Vision HDR technologies up to Ultra HD 4K and 120 Hz, HDR HLG and HDR10+ Adaptive are still required. New, the Smart TV function based on Android TV (11.0) on the OLED807 models gives way here to Google TV.

Also, the three-sided Ambilight function is in order. 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 by group 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.

Philips OLED808 TV, 2.1 70W sound system

As for the OLED807 in 2022, the OLED Philips OLED808 TVs incorporate a 2.1 audio system with a total power of 70 W (50 W on the 42''). The triple-ring type subwoofer is complemented by four passive cones to enhance bass impact. Precision, a Dolby Atmos decoder and a Dolby Atmos Virtualizer function are also required.

Still on the sound side, the Philips OLED808 TVs benefit from the DTS Play-Fi function allowing the configuration of a wireless 5.1 Home Cinema system or the integration of the TV into a multiroom system. Namely, the Philips OLED808 TV can even be used as the center channel within a multi-channel setup. Last precision, the Philips OLED808 TVs are equipped with a pivoting central foot, except for the 77'' which has new flat metal stick feet in satin chrome.

Scheduled for release in the spring.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Philips 55OLED808:

• 10-bit panel

• 100 Hz panel

• Ultra HD 4K panel

• Oled EX panel (except on the 42 ''/48'')

• Processor: P5 Perfect Picture Engine Gen7 (AI)

• P5 Perfect Sharpness Ultra Resolution function

• P5 Perfect Contrast function

• P5 Perfect function Color (WCG, Wide Color Gamut)

• Ambilight + Hue function

• Perfect Natural Reality function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM function (Auto Low Latency Mode)

• 4K HFR 120 function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• HDR10+ compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• DTS:X compatibility

• Fransat compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• Wi-Fi ac Dual Band compatibility

• G-Sync compatibility

• DTS Play-Fi compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HDR10+ Adaptive compatibility

• FreeSync Premium compatibility

• C HDR Dolby Vision 120 Hz Gaming compatibility

• HGiG compatibility

• Imax Enhanced certification

• Filmmaker Mode certification

• Outputs: 1 optical

• Inputs: 2 HDMI 2.1, 2 HDMI 2.0, 1 Composite, 2 USB ports (including one 3.0), 1 Ethernet port, 1 CI+ port

• Google Assistant multimedia

• Works with Alexa multimedia

• Google TV multimedia

• Perfect Natural Motion motion compensation

• Input Lag: 16 ms with 60 Hz signal, 8 ms with 120 Hz signal

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 2.1

• Power: 70 W