Philips TVs had a stellar 2018, boosting the corporate’s Ambilight line with high quality LCDs and top-of-the-line OLED televisions we’ve ever seen, the Philips OLED+ 903. Facing stiff competitors this yr from the Panasonic GZ2000 and LG’s barmy rollable TV, will Philips have sufficient to entice with its 2019 vary because it seems to take care of its frontrunner place among the many pack?With Philips having skipped out on CES 2018 in favor of its personal worldwide showcase, we’ve now seen a very good chunk of what the corporate has deliberate for its vary of 2019 TVs – or at the least up till the summer season schedule for its releases, after which it’ll be prepping an all-new flagship successor to the showstopping OLED+ 903 in time for IFA 2019 within the fall.Read on for all the small print on Philips 2019 TV vary to date. For the time being, there aren’t any agency launch dates or pricing data to share on the forthcoming Philips TV units, so anticipate to see them land in some unspecified time in the future round May.Philips additionally has extra TVs due later this yr – we’ll be updating this submit as quickly as they’re introduced.Philips 2019 TV expertiseWhile the likes of LG, Samsung, Sony and Vizio have doubled down on third-party content material assist for this yr’s TV vary with newly-acquired compatibility with Apple’s AirPlay 2 and HomeKit sensible house requirements, Philips is focussing on core image and audio high quality for its 2019 vary.While nearly all of the corporate’s top-flight TVs will probably be working Android TV and have voice-control assist for Google Assistant and Amazon’s Alexa, it’s with the third-generation P5 Pro picture processing engine the place it’s making the most important adjustments.Before we get to that although, some key specs to notice: virtually the whole lot of Philips 2019 line-up helps all the key HDR codecs (HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision), in addition to having assist for Dolby Atmos overhead encompass requirements (down-mixed for onboard audio system).Philips’ new P5 third technology processor will transcend its predecessor in a lot of key methods. The Perfect Natural Reality software will enhance pores and skin tones, a revised Detail Enhancer will tweak its Detail meter to take away jaggy edges on over-processed SD upscaled imagery, an Improved Digital Noise Reduction system will guarantee “mosquito” distortion received’t happen predominantly in detail-heavy footage – in different phrases, you’ll have the ability to see the timber for the wooden. HDR high quality will probably be improved too, guaranteeing that darkish scenes will not be solely darkish, however filled with element within the shadows, too. Likewise, you’ll see much less shade clipping in vibrant scenes – a summer season’s sky will retain its blue hues, fairly than being a washed out flash of white mild.Philips has additionally labored on its first-party audio techniques, boosting the mid-range and widening the soundstage for its 2019 fashions to be able to higher benefit from new assist for Dolby Atmos mixes. But its with the Philips 8804 LCD the place you’re more than likely to need to pay attention in – it’s taking a leaf out of final yr’s Philips OLED+ 903 display screen and together with a Bowers and Wilkins soundbar. More on that later.Philips 2019 4K OLED TVsWhile we await a real successor to the Philips OLED+ 903, we’re wanting ahead to spending extra time with the Philips OLED 854 and OLED 804 screens. Identical other than stand variations (the 854 centrally mounted, the opposite with a pair of legs) these 4K screens will probably be obtainable in 55 and 65-inch sizes.They’re similar to final yr’s Philips OLED+ 903, besides with one key omission – they lack the spectacular Bowers and Wilkins sound system, choosing a Philips-own construct as an alternative. Running Android TV, working with Alexa and Google Assistant and with all 4 of their HDMI ports HDR-ready, these Ambilight screens will probably be ones to look at for these wanting top-notch OLED visuals.For a deeper take a look at these screens, learn our arms on: Philips OLED 804 / OLED 854 evaluation.Philips 2019 4K LCD LED TVsThough OLED TVs have grow to be Philips’ showstoppers, nearly all of its vary nonetheless consists of LCD TVs. Though LCD can lack the richness of a well-tuned OLED TV, they shouldn’t be sniffed at in their very own proper – Philips has finished some stellar work not solely within the image stakes, but in addition with audio, due to a partnership with Bowers and Wilkins.First up then, the Philips 8804 – probably the most promising LCD screens we’ve seen shortly. It’s 4K visuals will probably be obtainable in 50, 55 and 65-inch sizes, and can have the complete home of HDR10+, HLG and Dolby Vision assist, in addition to Dolby Atmos sound. It’s additionally the one display screen revealed to date this yr from Philips to incorporate that show-stopping Bowers and Wilkins sound system once more. For extra data, learn our arms on Philips 8804 TV evaluation.If type is extra essential than sound high quality, take a look at the Philips 9104. It’s one other 4K LCD panel, however has been designed at the side of design home Georg Jensen, and has putting chrome end aluminium ft. It too has customary HDR assist coated however drops HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, solely options Dolby Atmos audio passthrough, and can solely are available in a single 55-inch display screen measurement. It has a 3 sided Ambilight although, so this can be one to take a look at for its aesthetic worth.Next up is the TV Philips is pushing most closely for this half of the yr – the Philips 7304 Performance Series, which they’re nicknaming ‘The One’. Why? Because it’s ‘the one’ TV they assume will go well with most individuals, ticking tons spec containers will aiming to return in at a mid-range value level. The Ambilight 4K LCD display screen will are available in a spread of measurement – 43, to, 55, 58, 65 and 70-inches – has the complete suite of HDR choices and options Dolby Atmos. For extra data, take a look at our Philips The One first look impressions. The Philips 7504 seems set to be the same display screen, coming in 50 and 55-inch display screen sizes, buying and selling a much less putting stand for beefier 25W 2.1 inbuilt audio system. The One solely has two-channel 20W audio system.From right here down the vary of LCD Philips TVs, you lose entry to the top-notch P5 picture processing engine, as an alternative being left with the Pixel Precise Ultra HD processing engine. They additionally run the SAPHI working system, fairly than the extra versatile Android TV. So, the Philips 6814 will are available in 43, 50, 55 and 65-inch sizes, the 6704 in 43, 50, 55, 65 and 70 inches, and the 6504 in 43, 50, 58 and 65 inch sizes. The key variations right here? The 6814 has a T-Bar centrally-mounted mild end stand with 3-sided Ambilight, whereas the 6704 has Ambilight, a darkish body end and two ft supporting it. The 6504 seems just about the identical because the 6704, however doesn’t have any Ambilight options.Philips 2019 HD TVsIt says lots concerning the dominance of 4K TV now that, not solely is there solely a single non-4K TV in Philips vary this yr, nevertheless it’s not even 1080p – only a 24-inch HD-ready 1366×768 display screen. The Philips 4304 has no sensible options, no HDR, and solely two HDMI port ports. This may be very a lot one for the kitchen, or a “my first TV” for the children’ bedrooms.