Philips 4K HDR TV decisions for 2019: OLED+ 903, OLED 804, OLED 854, 8804, 7304, 6814 in contrast

Philips has confirmed its line-up of latest TVs for 2019, refreshing loads of the 2018 fashions and making them extra compelling. There are extra OLED units and an growth of the Bowers & Wilkins partnership.

There’s additionally The One, the TV that Philips thinks you are most probably to purchase, and advocate, to pals. However how do all these TVs evaluate and which ought to pique your curiosity?

Listed below are Philips’ prime TVs, from the brand new fashions 2019 to these from 2018 you must also take into account. We’re not protecting all of the fashions, simply those who stand out based mostly on their options and positioning.

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Philips OLED+ 903

Display sizes: 65in, 55in
OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+
Worth: £three,499 (65in), £2,499 (55in)

The Philips OLED+ 903 is a 2018 OLED set to be reckoned with. Not solely does it ship on the OLED promise with deep blacks and nice image processing, nevertheless it provides a increase with the Bowers & Wilkins sound system – among the best that you’re going to discover as a built-in possibility on a TV. Whereas Ambilight stays distinctive, including color scenes to your room past the display of the TV itself, it runs the P5 Image Engine, providing nice 4K HDR efficiency, with an Android TV interface.

The draw back is that there is no Dolby Imaginative and prescient help, so the brand new 2019 OLED 804 and OLED 854 provide a function that this flagship OLED does not. These new OLEDs additionally increase the processing, so the image efficiency will increase – particularly in HDR supply. As an all-in-one system the OLED+ 903 delivers, however whether it is image high quality you need, then look to the 2019 OLED fashions. We additionally suspect that Philips will replace this mannequin later within the 12 months – maybe at IFA 2019.

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Philips OLED 804/854

Display sizes: 65in, 55in
OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+, Dolby Imaginative and prescient
Worth: £TBC (65in), £TBC (55in)

Philips introduced two new OLED units for 2019 – the OLED 804 and the OLED 854. These TVs are the identical, the one distinction being the stand that they sit on. The OLED 804 replaces the 2018 OLED 803 – and it boosts the image efficiency – so we might advocate the brand new mannequin over the previous. 

The Philips 2019 OLED fashions provide 4K HDR, however quite a bit has gone into boosting the HDR efficiency. There is a new dual-chip model of the P5 image engine, bringing with it help for Dolby Imaginative and prescient, but in addition providing help for HDR 10+. They run Android TV, provide Google Assistant voice management and are suitable with Alexa. It additionally provides Dolby Atmos help.

The draw back in comparison with the OLED+ 903 is that it lacks the Bower & Wilkins sound system so that you would possibly need to add your personal sound system. Naturally it has three-sided Ambilight.

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Philips 8804

Display sizes: 65in, 55in, 50in
Direct lit LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Imaginative and prescient, HDR10+
Worth: £TBC

The brand new flagship LCD TV from Philips is the 8804. The massive factor about this TV is that it adopts the Bowers & Wilkins sound system from the OLED+ 903, so it has a 50W 2.1 system built-in that sounds implausible. Philips says that the “expertise” of this TV – nice image and sound – makes for a successful mixture.

The panel itself is direct lit LED, 4K and providing HDR help protecting each Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR 10+ – one thing that Philips is providing throughout the vary, which most different producers do not – in order that’s a giant tick. A spread of sizes makes it appropriate for a lot of totally different houses, and though we have not seen the total efficiency of this TV, we’re excited to this point. 

It runs Android TV, provides Google Assistant and helps Alexa, in addition to three-sided Ambilight.

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The One: Philips 7304

Display sizes: 70in, 65in, 58in, 55in, 50in, 43in
Direct LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, HDR10+, Dolby Imaginative and prescient
Worth: £TBC

Should you look again to 2018, the 7303 does not appear to supply quite a bit – nevertheless it was Philips’ finest promoting TV and that tells you a large number. A lot in order that Philips has appointed this TV as “The One” – the one you are doubtless to purchase as a result of it’s a stability of efficiency and worth. All of the TVs above are technically superior in image high quality, however the 7304 would possibly do every thing you need. It is also obtainable in additional sizes than another Philips mannequin.

You get 4K HDR, Dolby Imaginative and prescient and HDR 10+, which arguably lifts the image efficiency to rival these naturally superior units above. It has a primary sound system, nevertheless it nonetheless helps Dolby Atmos. We would say it dominates Philips entry-level units, providing Android TV (which the units beneath do not) and the format helps that the above do – simply at a extra agreeable worth. Sure, it does Ambilight too, so it is undoubtedly the one to look at.

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Philips 6814

Display sizes: 65in, 55in, 50in, 43in
Direct LED, 3840 x 2160 pixels, Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR10+
Worth: £TBC

The 6814 seems to be quite a bit just like the 7304 by way of design, however entering into the 6000 sequence it foregoes one of many interesting features provided on different fashions – and that is Android TV, with Google Assistant. As a substitute it makes use of Saphi to energy it, Philips’ personal system, and it has Alexa built-in so that you get voice management by the distant.

With that stated, it is nonetheless a 4K HDR TV, supporting HDR10+ and Dolby Imaginative and prescient, nevertheless it loses the P5 Image Engine and takes a step down in image high quality general. It additionally drops from 4 HDMI to 3, nevertheless it retains three-sided Ambilight. Drop decrease within the 6000 sequence of Philips TVs and also you begin to lose extra options, so we might say that that is in all probability the place you do not need to go any decrease in spec as you will begin to miss out.

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