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John Archer  |  Oct 10, 2012  |  0 comments

Despite Panasonic revealing a new-found enthusiasm for LED this year, most serious video enthusiasts will still be carrying a torch for the brand’s new plasma TVs, particularly the flagship VT50 series auditioned here.

Steve May  |  Aug 06, 2013  |  0 comments

The Panasonic TX-P60ZT65 casts a longer shadow than its slender frame might suggest. It is, says it creators, the final word in plasma panel development. The most advanced PDP design to roll off Panasonic’s production line, albeit in limited quantities, the brand says it simply can’t take the technology further in any way than makes economic sense. So what we have here is the culmination of years of development, with a lineage that can be traced back through both Panasonic and Pioneer. The result is, quite simply, the best Full HD image you can buy today. 

Ed Selley  |  Oct 30, 2011  |  0 comments
Ultimate plasma Hallelujah! Panasonic has super-sized its high-end NeoPlasma display. Steve May basks before the glory of a 65in VT30

Size does matter. Both my wife and the Swedish au pair tell me this constantly, particularly when it comes to our home cinema.

Steve May  |  Jul 29, 2013  |  0 comments

For such a big-boned screen, Panasonic’s 65in TX-P65VT65 NeoPlasma wears its weight well. A narrow metal trim with edge-to-edge black-filtered glass lends it a clean, lean appearance. If you’ve always considered that any TV larger than 50in will be an inconceivable intrusion in your living space, then this model could well change your mind.

John Archer  |  Dec 09, 2015  |  0 comments

While there’s no doubt that we’re hurtling towards a 4K/UHD TV future, we’re not quite there yet. Much as we might love 4K, there are still a huge amount of living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and studies across the UK where 4K is either not wanted, not needed or not affordable. So it’s good to know there are Full HD sets like this Philips that still care about picture quality.

Steve May  |  Jul 11, 2012  |  0 comments

When Philips offloaded its TV division to Chinese manufacturer TPV a year ago, it seemed like it was game over for the idiosyncratic Dutch brand. Battered by declining global demand and hampered by a year without Freeview HD, some thought it had finally decided to throw in the towel.

Steve May  |  Jan 25, 2019  |  0 comments
This low-cost 6 Series 4K screen is a feature-stacked budget barnstormer – even the smart platform impresses
Ed Selley  |  Jan 27, 2011  |  0 comments
Ghosts R.I.P A man haunted by crosstalk, John Archer praises an LCD TV that might be able to handle the third dimension after all

This direct LED TV is the first 3D-capable model I’ve seen from Philips, and it’s also the first active 3D LCD TV to convince me that LCD tech might eventually conquer its crosstalk nemesis.

Ed Selley  |  Mar 19, 2012  |  0 comments
Moth-eyed magician Philips has turned to the humble moth for inspiration with its latest TV, giving John Archer a new-found respect for our fluttery friends

Philips can usually be depended on to deliver a genuine innovation or two with every new range of TVs. But this year it’s outdone itself by introducing the first commercially-released TV equipped with a Moth Eye filter. The TV in question is the 46PFL9706T. And so unique is it that not even the larger model from the same range, the 52PFL9706T, benefits from the same tech.

John Archer  |  Jan 23, 2013  |  0 comments

Going back to nature usually means buying a rural homestead with 
a couple of cows and goats, establishing a vegetable patch and donning Hessian underpants. Yet with Philips, taking a cue from nature certainly does not mean abandoning technology. While the brand’s new 46PFL9707 is inspired by a moth, 
it’s about as cutting-edge as TVs get.

Steve May  |  Mar 16, 2021  |  0 comments
Philips hits the right notes with this stylish smallscreen OLED. But is 48in big enough for Steve May?

You might be forgiven for expecting smallscreen OLED TVs to be a budget punt, stripped of extraneous frippery in order to better bring OLED technology to the mainstream. But there's no sense of any such cost-cutting compromise with this Philips, which uses the new smaller panel for a downsized version of its flagship 935 model, complete with Bowers and Wilkins sound system. Is this move inspired or a marketing misstep?

John Archer  |  Feb 15, 2015  |  0 comments

A 48in Full HD Smart TV, Philips' 48PFT5509 rides into town waving a £500 ticket in the face of potential cash-conscious buyers. Its affordable nature isn’t obvious from its design. The frame is on-trend slim, and the open metal stand mirrors much of the competition, too. You don’t, however, get Philips’ Ambilight technology, but I suppose this is a logical enough sacrifice in targeting that £500 mark.

John Archer  |  Apr 18, 2012  |  0 comments

If there was any doubt that Philips is one of the most innovative TV brands at work today, it’s been emphatically eradicated by the first two TVs we’ve seen from the brand’s belated 2011/202 range. First there was the 46PFL9706T, which used its Moth-Eye filter to deliver class-leading black level response. And now we have the 50PFL7956H, otherwise known as the Cinema 21:9 Gold: the brand’s first TV to combine its super-wide, film-friendly 21:9 aspect ratio with passive 3D technology.

John Archer  |  Jul 26, 2019  |  1 comments
Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support mean Philips puts consumers first with its latest and greatest OLED TV
Steve May  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments
hccbestbuybadgev3The 805 is the smartest Philips OLED flatscreen yet, says an awestruck Steve May

Philips' new OLED805 may look at first glance like a numerical refresh of last year's 804 model, but there's far more to it than that. This multi-HDR compatible set bristles with advanced new picture technology, and is arguably the most significant Philips launch since the debut of its P5 image processing suite.

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