Philips’ parent company, TP Vision, has announced the new OLED807 television featuring LG’s OLED EX panel. It is the first television manufacturer to announce a 2022 model with the new technology. The new panel is made with deuterium compounds instead of hydrogen-based ones for improved efficiency and up to 30 percent brightness increase over previous OLED panels.
It’s always a difficult but ultimately enjoyable challenge to try and improve upon a product that most experts consider to be the current superstar TV.
TP Vision is rising to that challenge in 2022 by introducing a wide series of performance improvements to ensure that the new OLED807 Ambilight series retains the previous model’s position as the specialist reviewer’s favourite TV.
Philips OLED807 Details
The OLED807 comes with features to cover virtually every base, from reference film viewing to gaming. The 6th Gen P5 AI processor has been improved upon to include more modes such as AI Auto Film Mode, Filmmaker Mode with seven versions, and can automatically switch to Dolby Vision Dark settings when detecting Dolby Vision content. Supported HDR versions are HLG, HDR10, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, and Dolby Vision. There is also an IMAX Enhanced mode that detects IMAX content and adjusts settings accordingly.
IMAX Enhanced versions of movies use IMAX Digital Media Remastering technology (DMR) to reproduce the highest-quality, sharpest 4K images by utilizing an advanced algorithm to remove image imperfections and present the film exactly as the filmmaker intended – DMR and Philips 6th Gen P5 AI will together optimize that content to its IMAX aspect ratio and to the much higher-quality and higher-brightness of an IMAX Enhanced certified display.
For gaming, the panel supports up to 4K (4:4:4 12-bit) 120 Hz VRR with either FreeSync Premium or G-SYNC via 2x HDMI 2.1 48 Gbps ports. There are Auto Game and Auto-Low-Latency modes along with a new on-screen Game bar to provide “quick access to picture and sound settings via a simplified menu that allows game settings to be quickly checked or adjusted while gaming.”
Philips also uses its own anti-burn-in technology that incorporates “advanced logo detection function to monitor a grid of zones to accurately detect static content and gradually reduce the intensity of its local light output to avoid burn‐in – and without compromising the output of other parts of the screen.”
The OLED807 also features a 70W 2.1 speaker system that utilizes a dedicated triple ring, rear-facing bass driver, with four passive radiators. DTS Play-Fi wireless technology is also supported. A new feature will allow for a soundbar or other surround sound system to be used, and then the speakers from the TV can be configured as the center channel.
Smart TV options are powered by Android 11 TV OS, which includes Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility. A backlit remote that has a silver metalized finish and flush is included. The remote sides and rear are also “wrapped in responsibly sourced leather from Scottish leather specialists Muirhead for the ultimate touch of luxury.”
Philips has said the OLED807 will be available in 48-, 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes, and it is roughly 3- to 4-mm thinner than previous models. There are a total of 4x HDMI 2.1 ports, but only two feature full bandwidth support for gaming. Brightness specifications, pricing, and availability have not yet been revealed.