Announced OLED & MiniLEDs with HDMI 2.1

The complete Philips TV lineup 2021 in a compact overview

Philips (TP Vision) has announced its TV innovations in 2021. The new 4K televisions with OLED, LCD and MiniLED technology are available in 43 to 77 inches and all support HDMI 2.1!

In this post, we would like to give you a quick overview of the newly announced TV sets from Philips for the year 2021. So far, four 4K LCD TV model series and two OLED TV model series have been announced. As many already know, this is only the “premium” for the 2021 TV lineup. In autumn, more precisely at IFA 2021, the TV manufacturer will certainly present more midrange and premium televisions. The most important innovations for this year’s lineup can also be found in a compact list at the end of the article. Otherwise we work our way from “bottom” to “top”:

Philips 8506: Performance Series (The One):

What is available in almost all inch sizes and sells like sliced ​​bread? Of course, Philips Performance Series, also known under the name “The One”. The successor to the PUS8505 is in 43, 50, 58, 65, 70 and 75 inches available and provides the customer with an optimal ratio between price and performance. The LCD panel with direct LED backlight (50 / 60Hz) is from P5 processor driven. There may even be a small chip upgrade compared to last year. At least that sets the HDMI 2.1 interface with eARC, VRR and ALLM close. Established standards such as HDR10, HDR10 +, HLG, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are on board. A 20 watt sound system, DTS Play-Fi and a 3-sided ambilight complete the package. As with all models presented here, Android TV 10 is used as the operating system. 43-58 inch is delivered with a swiveling T-foot, the 65 inch with a slimmer version (no longer swiveling) and the 70 & 75 inch are placed on two angled feet for stability. Available from the 2nd quarter. >>> Philips 8506 in detail

Philips 9206: Premium 4K LCD TV with FALD & 100Hz

Philips has always reserved the 9000 series for the premium LCD segment. In recent years, however, the high-end LCD lineup has had to give up a little. Premium was often only available from OLED TVs. This year it looks different. The 9206 is already delivering VA panel with 100 Hz, direct LED backlight with Micro Dimming Pro System, powered by the powerful P5 processor. The HDMI 2.1 interface supports eARC, ALLM and VRR with FreeSync Premium for 4K displays between 40-120Hz. HDR10 and HLG are compulsory, HDR10 +, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos are the free choice. That extended too 2.1 speaker system with the patented, free-swinging subwoofer on the back and 50 watts total power “Sounds” good. 4-sided Ambilight, DTS Play-Fi, Android TV 10 – what more do you need. Available in 55 and 65 inches from the 2nd quarter of 2021. >>> Philips 9206 in detail

Philips 9506: MiniLED entry-level with 1,500 nits

If we hadn’t trusted TP Vision now. The TV manufacturer announces one 4K “MiniLED” television with a maximum brightness of 1,500 nits at. The VA display should offer a broad perspective and 95% of the DCI-P3 color space cover. The new 5th generation P5 processor with AI optimization is also integrated into the 9506 for the first time. Scenes are optimally adjusted in terms of brightness using a light sensor. Hence the integration of HDR10 + Adaptive. HDMI 2.1 As with the 9206, it is “fully equipped”, ie 48 Gbit / S for 4K @ 120Hz, 4: 4: 4 chroma with 12-bit. The sound system is well equipped in a 2.1 configuration and with 50 watts. 4x Ambilight, Android TV 10, DTS Play-Fi, all available from summer 2021 in 65 and 75 inches! >>> Philips 9506 in detail

Philips 9636: 4K MiniLED flagship with soundbase

Take the (on paper) impressive Philips 9506 and add another shovel, then you get the 9636. Equipped with probably even more mini LEDs and additional dimming zones, the model has a brightness of up to 2,000 nits. The VA panel with stable viewing angles and the 95% DCI-P3 remain the same. P5 processor (Gen 5), intelligent light sensor for HDR10 + Adaptive and the HDMI 2.1 interface for 4K @ 120Hz content (eARC, VRR, ALLM) with HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision leave nothing to be desired. The big difference to the Philips 9506 is already purely visual, but also audible. The 9636 has a sound base that doubles as a stand. It houses a 3.1.2 sound system from Bowers & Wilkins, covered with acoustic fabric and ready for Dolby Atmos 3D sound. On top of that his additional tweeter (on top) for understandable dialogues. Android TV 10, DTS Play-Fi and finally a 4-sided Ambilight make us more than curious! >>> Philips 9636 in detail

OLED 806/856

We take 4K OLED display, connect it to the new 5th generation P5 processor and receive optimal viewing pleasure, whether in SDR, HDR10, HLG, HDR10 + or Dolby Vision. The adapted variant with the help of the integrated light sensor, HDR10 + Adaptive, is also on board. 4-sided Ambilight frames the OLED displays perfectly with the almost invisible frame. One is new Anti-burn-in technologythat recognizes static picture elements and automatically dims them. So station logos and Co. have no chance of leaving permanent damage in the OLED panel. And yes, as befits a gamer’s dream, this is also the case with the OLED 806/856 HDMI 2.1 connection including ALLM, eARC and VRR (with FreeSync Premium) available. The sound comes along 50 watts in a 2.1 configuration. Des also finds Dolby Atmos Support. Android TV 10, DTS Play-Fi, everything as usual. By the way, the differences between the OLED 806 and 856 are the base and the size selection. The 806 is available in 48, 55, 65 – and new – 77 inches with flat “chopsticks” feet. The OLED 856 has a raised T-stand and is only available in 55 and 65 inches. Both models should grace us in summer 2021. >>> Philips 806/856 OLED in detail

So again in a nutshell:

  • 806/856 4K OLED TV with P5 Gen 5 and anti-burn-in technology in 48, 55, 65 and 77 inches
  • 9636 4K “MiniLED” TV with up to 2,000 nits and Bowers & Wilkins Soundbase in 65 and 75 inches
  • 9506 4K “MiniLED” TV with up to 1,500 nits in 65 and 75 inches
  • 9206 4K LCD FALD TV with 100Hz panel in 55 and 65 inches
  • 8506 4K LCD FALD TV (The One) with 50Hz panel in 43, 50, 58, 65, 70 and 75 inches

2021 TV lineup innovations / highlights:

  • HDMI 2.1 Interface with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), eARC (enhanced Audio Return Channel) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode) in all previously announced series (LCD 8000 upwards / OLED 800 upwards)
  • New 77 inches (Diagonal) 4K OLED TV model size
  • 4-sided ambilight (from LCD 9000 upwards / OLED 800 upwards)
  • Premium 4K LCD series 9636 and 9506 with new MiniLED backlight (max 2,000 / 1,500 nits)
  • FreeSync Premium Pro (from LCD 9000 upwards / OLED 800 upwards)
  • 5th generation P5 processor / engine With AI-supported image enhancement algorithm and adaptive brightness adjustment (from LCD 9000 upwards / OLED 800 upwards)
  • Anti-burn-in technology for OLED TVs (dimming of static picture elements)
  • HDR10 + Adaptive (from LCD 9000 upwards / OLED 800 upwards)
  • Android TV 10
  • DTS Play-Fi


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