After Samsung announced its first 3D televisions for March, now Philips is presenting its line-up of televisions for 2010. Newcomers include the 7000, 8000 and 9000 LCD TV ranges, which offer models with screen diagonals of 32 to 52 inches.
The models in the 8000 and 9000 series are "3D ready", i.e. they are fundamentally suitable for the display of 3D content. However, those wishing to enjoy images in 3D will need an optionally available 3D upgrade package. This package includes two pairs of active shutter glasses and a wireless transmitter for synchronisation between the television and the glasses. If you need additional pairs of glasses, these can be purchased individually from retailers.
The models in the premium 9000 series offer Full-HD resolution, LED backlight and 400-Hz technology. The following tuners are included: DVB-S2, DVB-C and DVB-T as well as support for CI Plus-Module. The 9000 series comes in the sizes 32, 40 and 46 inches.
The models in the 8000 series offer 200-Hz technology and differ in appearance. The 8000 series includes models in sizes of 37, 40, 46 and 52 inches. The 7000 series does not offer 3D playback and in addition, only 100-Hz technology is supported. The 7000 series comes in the sizes 32, 37, 40 and 46 inches.
Philips presents 3D-ready televisions. (Picture: Philips)
Philips will begin the market launch of the new ranges in April with the 32-inch model in the 9000 series, which is expected to cost 1,599.00 Euro. The remaining models and ranges will be launched on the market by July. No further price details are yet known.