Philips OLED908, 55'', 65'' and 77'' TV: updated indicative prices and availability

The prices of Philips OLED908 Oled UltraHD4K televisions, i.e. the models equipped with a third generation Oled Meta panel (MLA + Meta Booster technology) from LG Display are now known.

If the Philips OLED908 TV series, like the Philips OLED907 series marketed in 2022, has three references, it differs in the nature of the diagonals offered. The smallest size, the 48'' (122 cm), disappears to make way for a 77'' (196 cm) specimen. In the end, the OLED908 series therefore includes the references Philips 55OLED908 (55'', 140 cm), Philips 65OLED908 (65'', 165 cm) and Philips 77OLED908 (77'', 196 cm).

Philips OLED908 TV, the main developments

To make a long story short, the main differences between the Philips OLED908 TVs and the OLED907 TVs lie in the use of a new fabric for the soundbar with more durable materials, an Oled Meta panel (see below), the Smart Google TV 12 function instead of Android TV 11, a sound section equipped in 2023 with DTS:X compatibility (precision, a Dolby Atmos decoder and a Dolby Atmos Virtualizer function are still required) , Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility, and support for HDR Dolby Vision gaming up to 120 hertz.

Philips OLED908, sound section by Bowers & Wilkins

On OLED908 TV we find the 3.1 soundbar with a power of 80 W signed Bowers & Wilkins with a minimalist design, already present on the OLED907 references and still 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 dialogue. It is supported by a large subwoofer located at the rear of the TV accompanied by four passive membranes.

Similarly, the three-sided Ambilight function is still required. As a reminder, since last year the latter has managed 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 significantly more precise synchronization with the images displayed on the screen. Finally, the new Ambilight Aurora gallery feature, rich in numerous embedded images and videos, allows for so many exclusive artistic ambiances in your living room.

P5 Gen7, heart of Philips OLED908 TVs

On the menu of all these TV series, and featured, the seventh generation of the P5 processor mixed with artificial intelligence for a magnified HDR experience. We therefore find all the functionalities 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, much more precise light sensor to provide 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 details. Not forgetting two HDMI 2.1 inputs (plus two HDMI 2.0) with eARC, VRR (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 OLED908 TV, Oled Meta panel

As announced above, 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 process implements MLA (Micro Lenses Array) technology on the one hand, and the Meta Booster function on the other hand to display a sharply increasing light peak, 2,100 nits. Another significant advantage inherent to 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 are still required.

Philips OLED908 TV, DTS Play-Fi function

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

Philips OLED908 TV, rechargeable remote control

The remote control for Philips OLED908 televisions is rechargeable in 2023 (via 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 grasped.

Finally, we should also point out a new openwork pivoting central foot with the most beautiful effect (see photo above).

Availability planned for early October. Indicative prices: €2,299 for the Philips 55OLED908, €3,299 for the Philips 65OLED908 and €4,999 for the Philips 77OLED908.

Reminder of the key characteristics of the Philips 65OLED908:

• 10-bit panel

• 100 Hz panel

• Ultra HD/4K panel

• Processor: P5 Perfect Picture Engine Gen7 (AI)

• P5 Perfect Sharpness Ultra Resolution function

• P5 Perfect Contrast function

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

• Ambilight + Hue function

• Perfect Natural Reality function

• eARC function

• VRR function

• ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) function

• 4K HFR 120 function

• HDR10 compatibility and HDR HLG

• HDR10+ compatibility

• HDR Dolby Vision compatibility

• HEVC compatibility

• Dolby Atmos compatibility

• DTS:X compatibility

• Fransat compatibility

• Dual Band Wi-Fi ac compatibility

• G-Sync compatibility

• DTS Play-Fi compatibility

• HDCP 2.3 compatibility

• HDR10+ Adaptive compatibility

• FreeSync Premium compatibility

• Bluetooth 5.2 compatibility

• 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 a 60 Hz signal, 8 ms at 120 hertz

• Light peak: 2,100 nits (3% white)

• DVB-T2 tuner

• DVB-S2 tuner

• Sound section: 3.1

• Power: 80 W