Philips 2015 TVs

Philips' 2015 TV line-up - full overview

21 Mar 2015 | Rasmus Larsen |

Philips has unveiled its 2015 TV line-up. The first big theme is Ultra HD, which will expand to more models than ever. The second big theme is Android TV, which Philips will embrace fully and integrate as its TV platform into two thirds of the line-up. FlatpanelsHD brings you a full overview of the 2015 TVs.

Updated 10.10.2015: Philips 9600, 8900, 8700 and 8600 added to the overview
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Philips' 2015 TV line-up

As always, Philips will have a wide line-up of TVs for Europe from the very low-end to very high-end. Most of the new TVs will be released in the second quarter, but you will have to wait until summer or autumn for the higher-end 8000 and 9000 series that have yet to be revealed.

The design of the new TVs is elegant and modern, yet unsurprising. It follows the trend of reducing a TV to a picture frame with a just tiny bezel. It looks pretty but makes it hard to incorporate great sound into TVs. Some of the higher-end Philips TVs will have slightly more powerful speakers, but if you want the audio experience to match the ultra-sharp visual experience, you need to connect extra speakers.

Philips 2015 TVs

Ambilight has been a unique feature of Philips’ TVs for years, and it will obviously continue in 2015. Not every TV will offer Ambilight but you can expect it to be included in most mid-range TVs and all high-end TVs, either on 2 or 3 sides. Ambilight can dynamically adjust its color tone to the pictures on-screen, but you can also adjust it to serve as a kind of “bias” lighting that is relaxing for your eyes. If you own the Hue lighting system you connect it to your Ambilight TV to extend the mood experience to your entire living room.

Ultra HD will make it into more TVs than ever and is one of the big themes for 2015, but Philips has not abandoned Full HD TVs either. Later this year, Philips will also take the first step into 4K HDR (high dynamic range) with its high-end models, but right now details are scarce. Ultra HD will start from the mid-range 6400 series.

Philips is embracing Android TV in a big way in 2015; two thirds of its TVs will use it


The other big theme for Philips in 2015 is Android TV. Developed by Google the goal is to turn Android TV into a cross-device platform that is integrated in TVs, media streaming boxes, and game consoles. Think of Android TV as the equivalent of Android on phones, just for TVs. Android TV has its own dedicated app store where only TV-optimized apps are available. This will ensure a great user experience on the big screen.

Philips Android TV


Philips is embracing Android TV in a big way in 2015; two thirds of its TVs will use it. And more will be added later this year. After using a smartphone version of Android in last year’s TVs, the new Android TV is a dedicated TV platform with apps, streaming video and music, games, and a voice search function. Android TV incorporates most of the components that you need for a great “Smart TV” experience, including HEVC. VP9 decoding is only available in the new 8 and 9 series TV. The first is required for 4K streaming from Netflix and Amazon, and the latter will make it possible to stream YouTube in 4K for the first time ever on a TV screen.

Last year’s TVs will not be updated to Android TV.

With Android TV Google controls software development and app approval, not the TV manufacturers. This also means that other Google technologies will be incorporated directly into the TV, including “Chromecast” - or to be more precise; Google Cast. It has never been easier to push video and music form a phone or tablet onto the TV screen. It works with Android and Apple iOS devices.

Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube apps will all be available in Philips’ Android TVs, but a comprehensive list of apps is not available yet. You can also expect to find games such as The Walking Dead – which is also available on game consoles - and Badlands in the app store.

Philips 2015 TV line-up


7600 has a twin tuner that lets you to record one show while watching another
Philips will use two different chips to power Android TV; either a quad core or dual core depending on which TV you buy. The first will offer 16GB of storage, whereas the other will offer only 8GB, which is not a lot for apps, especially not if you also want to install games.

However, you can expand storage by buying an USB hard drive. The same USB drive can be used for recording of TV channels. The 7600 series even has a twin tuner that lets you to record one show while watching another.

As always, Philips is talking up its advanced picture systems. A so-called “Pixel Precise Ultra HD” system will handle picture processing of all inputs, including up-scaling of non-4K content. The Natural Motion system will make motion smoother by inserting artificial pictures into the video - if you prefer the soap opera look. A Micro Dimming Pro system aims to improve contrast and blacks, but be aware that none of the TVs (7600 and down) have full-array local dimming.

3D is forgotten but not completely gone. If you want it you will have to by a 7 series TVs, either the 7100 or 7600 that use passive and active 3D systems, respectively. Passive 3D uses the same glasses as movie theatres, whereas active uses expensive glasses with batteries (and flicker).

Philips 2015 TVs

Philips’ 2015 TVs will launch in Europe starting in Q2, and the yet-to-be-unveiled high-end models in Q3 or Q4 of 2015. We will update this overview with more details as we get them.


Philips 9600

Philips 9600 (4K HDR)

Philips’ flagship for 2015 is 9600. It is Philips' first TV with support for HDR (high dynamic range). It also has built-in Android TV and 4-sided Ambilight.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Perfect Pixel Ultra HD
  • HDR
  • Micro Dimming Premium (local dimming)
  • Up to 1000 cd/m2
  • Ambilight (4 sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Hex core processor
  • Twin tuner (+ twin CAM)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 50W speakers
  • Premium remote

    EU prices
  • 65" Philips 65PUS9600


  • Philips 8901

    Philips 8901 (4K)

    Philips takes Ambilight to the next level with AmbiLux. The TV uses tiny pico projectors to project the Ambilight onto the wall behind the TV. The TV also comes with Ultra HD and Android TV.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • AmbiLux
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Quad core processor
  • Twin tuner (+ twin CAM)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 30W speakers
  • Premium remote

    EU prices
  • 65" Philips 65PUS8901


  • Philips 8700

    Philips 8701 (4K)

    Philips is adding a single curved TV to this year's line-up. It is more or less identical to the flat 8600.

  • Curved
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Ambilight (3 sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Quad core processor
  • Twin tuner (+ twin CAM)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Performance sound
  • Premium remote

    EU prices
  • 55" Philips 55PUS8701
  • 65" Philips 65PUS8701


  • Philips 8600

    Philips 8601 (4K)

    8601 is an elegant new TV from Philisp with detachable speakers that you can place either on the side or on seperate stands. It comes with UHD and Android TV.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Ambilight (4 sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Hex core processor
  • Twin tuner (+ twin CAM)
  • HEVC
  • VP9
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Detachable speakers
  • Premium remote

    EU prices
  • 55" Philips 55PUS8601
  • 65" Philips 65PUS8601


  • Philips 7600

    Philips 7600 (4K)

    7600 is an Ultra HD TV with Ambilight and Android TV with 16GB of built-in storage for apps. It will be available in up to 65 inch sizes.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • 1400 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Ambilight (3-sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Quad core processor
  • Twin tuner (+ twin CAM)
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Active 3D
  • Remote with keyboard, swipe pad

    Europe: 48” 48PUS7600, 55” 55PUS7600 and 65” 65PUS7600


  • Philips 7100

    Philips 7100 (4K)

    7100 is a step down from the 7600. It still has Ambilight, but only the two-sided version. It also has Android TV with 16GB of storage for apps, but ditches the twin tuner capabilities.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • 800 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Ambilight (2-sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Quad core processor
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Passive 3D
  • Remote with keyboard

    Europe: 43” 43PUS7100, 49” 49PUS7100 and 55” 55PUS7100. Philips will also release design variants called PUS71x0.


  • Philips 6400

    Philips 6400 (4K)

    A member of the 6000 series, 6400 will be a mid-range TV with Ultra HD resolution and Android TV. It has no Ambilight and no 3D.

  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Pixel Precise Ultra HD
  • 700 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming Pro
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Dual core processor
  • HEVC
  • HDMI 2.0

    Europe: 40” 40PUH6400, 50” 50PUH6400 and 55” 55PUH6400


  • Philips 6500

    Philips 6500

    With 6500 we are stepping into Full HD territory. It appears to have a higher number than the 6400 UHD because 6500 offers Ambilight. It also has Android TV.

  • Full HD
  • Perfect Pixel HD engine
  • 800 Hz PMR (500 on 32”)
  • Micro Dimming
  • Ambilight (2-sided)
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Dual core processor
  • HEVC
  • Remote with keyboard

    Europe: 32” 32PFT6500, 40” 40PFT6500, 50” 50PFT6500, 55” 55PFT6500 and 65” 65PFT6500.


  • Philips 6300

    Philips 6300

    Philips 6300 is a mid-range TV for those of you who want a TV without all the smart features. It no longer offers Android TV, but still has Ambilight.

  • Full HD
  • Perfect Pixel HD engine
  • 700 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming
  • Ambilight (2-sided)

    Europe: 40” 40PFT6300, 48” 48PFT6300 and 55” 55PFT6300


  • Philips 5500

    Philips 5500

    The 5500 is the most affordable TV with Android TV from Philips, and possibly the most affordable Android TV from any manufacture in 2015 r. It is a Full HD model with less advanced picture systems.

  • Full HD
  • Pixel Plus HD engine
  • 200 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming
  • Android TV
  • Google Cast
  • Dual core processor
  • HEVC

    Europe: 32” 32PFT5500, 40” 40PFT5500, 48” 48PFT5500 and 55” 55PFT5500


  • Philips 5300

    Philips 5300

    5300 is a mid-range TV without Android TV. However, it still offers “smart TV” features based on Philips’ old in-house platform from 2014.

  • Full HD
  • Pixel Plus HD engine
  • 200 Hz PMR
  • Micro Dimming
  • ”Smart TV”

    Europe: 32” 32PFT5300, 40” 40PFT5300 and 50” 50PFT5300


  • Philips 5300

    Philips 5210

    5210 is a white TV that will be available only in a 24 inch size. It is a very basic TV for smaller rooms.

  • 1366x768 pixel
  • USB recording

    Europe: 24” Philips 24PHK5210


  • Philips 4000

    Philips 4000 / 4100

    The 4000 and 4100 TVs are low-end TVs with the most basic TV features. These are basically just TVs with some inputs and USB recording capabilities.

  • Full HD
  • USB recording

    Europe: 22” 22PFK4000, 24” 24PFK4000, 32” 32PFK4100, 40” 40PFK4100 and 48” 48PFK4100






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