Philips PUS8508 The One, from 43'' to 65'', Ambilight 3, HDR Dolby Vision/HDR10, HDMI 2.1, Google TV…

A look back at the Philips 2023 TV range with, after our publications of the Oled Philips OLED908, Philips OLED808 and Philips OLED708 series and the Mini LED Philips PML9008 and Philips PML9308 series, a spotlight on the two new The One series, the Philips PUS8508 and Philips PUS8808. Presentation of the first named before returning later to the second.

On the menu of this The One TV series, the Philips 43PUS8508 (43'', 106 cm), Philips 50PUS8508 (50'', 127 cm), Philips 55PUS8508 (55'', 140 cm) and Philips 65PUS8508 (65'', 165cm).

Philips PUS8508, main developments

In short, the evolutions of the PUS8508 televisions, compared to the PUS8507, concern the presence of height-adjustable stick feet on the 55''/65'' specimens, the Google TV 12.0 operating system, DTS compatibility: X, Freesync Premium compatibility and the Ultra Motion Clarity function with DLG/HSR allowing a display up to 120 Hz via a 60 Hz panel by halving the vertical resolution, for a smoother and more pleasant gaming experience .

Philips PUS8508, Main Specifications

For the rest, there is a 10-bit, 60 Hz LCD panel, associated with a Direct LED Global Dimming backlighting system for a light peak of 500 nits. HDR Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR HLG compatibility is required. At the heart of these televisions beats the P5 Gen7 processor in its version specifically adapted to LCD technology. It is he who manages the exclusive Micro Dimming function to display an always optimum contrast on the screen and the new Super Resolution function for an increased precision of the details on the screen via new algorithms of detection of the depth of field. On the sound side, the Philips PUS8508 TVs incorporate a 2.0 audio system with a total power of 20 watts. Precision, in addition to the already mentioned DTS:X, a Dolby Atmos decoder is of course present.

Still concerning the sound section, the Philips PUS8508 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 within a multiroom system. Similarly, Philips PUS8508 TVs can act as the center channel in a multi-channel setup. Apart from these technical characteristics, there is also a DVB-T/DVB-C and DVB-S2 tuner (Fransat certified) and the renowned Natural Motion motion compensation, a true signature of Philips televisions.

Philips PUS8508, Ambilight 3

The Philips PUS8508 series benefits from Ambilight 3 (active on the top, right and left sides of the screen), always able to adapt to the color of the back wall, and the Ambilight + Hue function (click to learn more about this great option!) to combine the Ambilight effect of the TV with the Philips Hue bulbs in the room, directly from the screen and no longer from a tablet or smartphone. Not to mention Ambilight Gaming Mode with extremely low latency, active with all games (via console/PC, Google Play, Cloud Gaming, etc.) to fully immerse the player in the action, and Ambilight Music (with Spotify for example ) to enjoy a nightclub atmosphere. Precision, this last mode can be active even when the TV is off. 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 PUS8508, Smart Google TV 12.0

Always present, the UPnP multimedia gateway (DLNA) via the Ethernet port or Wi-Fi ac compatibility, and a Quad Core processor. These allow you to enjoy audio, video and music content stored on a Mac/PC computer or a Nas hard drive through the home network; to connect to the internet (the television then transforming into a computer monitor) via a USB keyboard and mouse; control the screen using a free iOS and Android app; finally, to program the recording on a USB key or an external hard drive of their favorite shows.

The Smart TV Android 11 function of the Philips PUS8507 TVs therefore gives way to Google TV 12.0 for more intuitive ergonomics. Content and applications are grouped together on a single page, navigation is smoother and faster and the customization of settings allows for an appropriate user experience. Of course, VP9 compatibility and the integrated ChromeCast functionality to view content from a smartphone/tablet on the big screen via a compatible application are still in order. Finally, Google Assistant is in the game with even the possibility of controlling various connected objects certified “Works with Google Assistant” (Philips Hue lamps, Nest thermostat, etc.). Similarly, it will be possible to directly access a specific series on Netflix or a video / music on Youtube, vocally. To access Google's voice assistant, simply press the dedicated button on the TV remote control and speak. The "Works with Alexa" certification requires the use of an Amazon Echo Dot type speaker.

Also integrated, the Miracast functionality (Wi-Fi Direct + mirroring to share on the TV screen the interface of a smartphone, tablet or PC). Likewise for HBBTV compatibility. MP3, WMA, AAC, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, WMV, VC-1, AVC/H.264 and Jpeg compatibility is provided via, among other things, AVI and MKV containers. Game Bar

Namely, the remote control of Philips PUS8508 televisions incorporates a microphone for the Hey Google function. The connectors of these TVs have four HDMI 2.0 inputs compatible with eARC, VRR (from 48 Hz to 60 Hz as a reminder), ALLM and FreeSync Premium. Note again an extremely low Input Lag at 11 milliseconds. In short, perfect features to satisfy video game enthusiasts. There is also an optical output, a headphone output with independent volume and two USB ports. For its part, connectivity is associated with Wi-Fi ac Dual Band compatibility and Bluetooth 5.0.

The Game Bar that appeared last year on the Philps PUS8507 TVs is still available on the PUS8508. This allows users to quickly access game-related settings, changing them on the fly without wasting time (see photos above and below).

Philips PUS8508 series release date planned for spring. Indicative prices still unknown.

Reminder of the key characteristics of Philips 8508 TVs:

• 10-bit panel

• LCD panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• 60 Hz panel

• Processor: P5 Perfect Picture Engine Gen5

• P5 Perfect Contrast function

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

• Ambilight + Hue function

• Amazon Alexa function

• Perfect Natural Reality function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• P5 Super Resolution function

• Ultra Motion Clarity DLG/HSR 120Hz function

• HDR10 and HDR HLG compatibility

• HDR10+ compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• DTS:X compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility

• Wi-Fi n Dual Band compatibility

• DTS Play-Fi compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• FreeSync Premium compatibility

• Outputs: 1 optical

• Inputs: 4 HDMI 2.0b, 2 USB ports, 1 p ort Ethernet, 1 CI+ port

• Multimedia Google Assistant

• Multimedia Works with Alexa

• Multimedia Google TV

• Direct LED Global Dimming backlight system

• Perfect Natural Motion

• Input Lag: 11 ms

• Peak light: 500 nits

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-C tuner

• Ttuner DVB- S2

• Sound section: 2.0

• Power: 20 W