Philips TV Lineup 2021 Comparison
|Image||Series||Panel Panel Type||Sizes Available sizes||Resolution|
| OLED706 |
| OLED806 |
Upper Midrange TV
48", 55", 65", 77"
| OLED936 |
| OLED (48")|
OLED.EX (55", 65")
48", 55", 65"
| OLED986 |
Premium Design TV
|The One Performance|
| PUS8506 The One |
| VA (43", 50", 58", 70", 75")|
43", 50", 58", 65", 70", 75"
What characterizes this product line? OLED technology is one of the most advanced technologies on the market and is also represented by the Philips brand. Typical is the perfect black and the theoretically infinite contrast, as the organic pixels can light up individually. However, OLEDs usually cannot become as bright, which is why they unfold their great picture quality especially in dark rooms.
The OLED 706 is suitable for anyone who wants a good TV with great picture quality and Ambilight in their living room. Thanks to the OLED panel, the TV achieves perfect blacks and theoretically infinite contrast, making the device best suited for dark rooms.
This is where the Philips trademark really shines, as the OLED 706 features 3-sided Ambilight, whose intelligent LEDs surround the TV and react to the actions on the screen. However, since only three sides are illuminated, it is not recommended to mount it on the wall, as the Ambilight will not be as effective.
The OLED also offers everything you could want in the gaming area. Compared to last year, this has been greatly upgraded, so you no longer have to choose between a gaming TV and a TV with Ambilight. Two HDMI 2.1 interfaces provide everything you need for the new consoles, allowing you to jump straight into the action.
When you compare the two TVs, you can see that they differ mainly in the gaming area. This is no surprise, as while the OLED705 does not yet have an HDMI 2.1 interface, the OLED706 is already equipped with two and all corresponding features. In addition, the OLED706 can become slightly brighter, but is still more suitable for dark living rooms.
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
With the OLED806, you no longer have to choose between Ambilight and gaming features. In this respect, Philips has really stepped up its game and the OLED also offers a 4-sided Ambilight, which means that the colour play also comes into its own when mounted on a wall.
The typical OLED picture quality with a perfect black and a theoretically infinite contrast can convince everyone, even if you should prefer to use the TV in dark rooms.
Gamers will now also benefit from the Ambilight, because the OLED806 also has two HDMI 2.1 connections, making the Philips TV ready for the new consoles. Xbox users will also enjoy Dolby Gaming thanks to Dynamic HDR-format with a color depth of up to 12 Bits and Mastering of up to 10,000 Nits.
The differences to the OLED706 are small and hardly noticeable to the normal user. The only difference is the Ambilight, as the OLED806 has a 4-sided Ambilight.
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
It’s no wonder the Philips OLED+ 936 won our Best OLED TV in 2021 title! It has everything that is required of other top models from the competition, plus a few additional unique selling points that are unique to this model.
There is the built-in OLED Evo panel, which can become brighter than regular OLEDs and also counteracts the notorious burn-in risk. This makes highlights stand out more and High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) content is displayed even more splendidly.
In addition, there is the 4-sided Ambilight, which immerses the room in the colours of the action, creating an immersion that is only possible with integrated Ambilight.
Last but not least, a sound solution has already been taken care of, because flat screens usually lack bass. A sound bar from Bowers & Wilkins is used here to counteract this and native speakers cannot hold a candle to it.
So you really get everything with this OLED+ model, because gamers can also enjoy the corresponding features!
The Philips OLED+ 986 is not a stand-alone model, as it is technically on the same level as the Philips OLED+ 936. It also has a soundbar from Bowers & Wilkins, but it has a bit more going for it.
For a start, it is slightly larger and can be used separately for music playback with audiophile sound quality. This means that the OLED can also serve as a music system.
In addition, the 986 has excellent High Dynamic Range – image/video with more dynamic range (contrast range) picture quality, which is mainly due to the OLED Evo panel. This makes it a little brighter and at the same time also protects the sensitive pixels, so that the burn-in risk is further reduced.
In addition, the Philips 986 offers the infamous Ambilight, which is only available from Philips. Installed on four sides, it not only expands the field of vision, but also envelops the living room in the appropriate atmosphere for the picture shown. Gamers also finally benefit from Ambilight, because Philips TVs finally have HDMI 2.1 connections.
The One Performance
What characterises this product line? The one for everything! That’s how you could describe The One – Performance Series. Why? Philips presents this model as an all-round TV. Although the range is also aimed at film and series fans, you still have to accept limitations at the comparatively low price.
- Associated series:
- PUS8506 Series
The 8506 The One from 2021 once again wants to offer an all-embracing solution that, in addition to Ambilight, also wants to come up trumps with excellent picture quality and, this year, HDMI 2.1. Not living up to the claim, it does offer a 3-sided Ambilight and also a deep black thanks to the Vertical Alignment, type of LCD Panel panel, but the price unfortunately puts an end to this!
While the contrast benefits from the VA panel, the viewing angle suffers, causing colours to become washed out even at a slight angle to the screen. It should be noted that the 65-inch size has an In-Plane Switching, type of LCD Panel panel, which increases the viewing angle, but lowers the contrast ratio considerably.
The aforementioned HDMI2.1 may also seem fantastic at first glance, but the lack of a 120 Hertz is the derived SI-unit of frequency with 1Hz=1/s – When talking about TVs this means how many different pictures a TV can display in one second. panel means that this interface cannot be used to its full potential.
The comparison to the OLED 805 is of course serious, as both use a completely different technology. That’s why the OLED performs much better in most areas, as it is aimed even more at film and series fans.
When it comes to gaming, however, both are almost on the same level, as the OLED805 does not have HDMI 2.1 connections, but already has a 120 hertz panel built in, while the Philips 8506 is exactly the opposite.
|Panel Type|| VA (43", 50", 58", 70", 75")|
|HDMI||2 x HDMI 2.0|
|2 x HDMI 2.1|
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