Excerpt: Offering four times the resolution of Full HD, Ultra HD is clearly the future of home entertainment, and the Philips 65PFL9708 is an accomplished and surprisingly affordable debut from the brand.
Excerpt: The Philips 65PFL9708 will let you watch Ultra HD content on its massive 65in screen, though at present you're more likely to be upscaling Full HD content to the Ultra HD resolution of 3,840x2,160.
Conclusion: There’s a chicken and egg thing going on with 4K. People are keen on the idea - as are we - but the delivery of native Ultra HD content lacks. Well, it’s as good as non-existent in the consumer space for now.
Pros: That price, 4K picture amazing with right source content, ambilight technology a real highlight and point of difference, lots of user control to tweak picture styles (inc. ISF presets), booming sound quality, well built and good looking set, smart features slowly getting there
Cons: Upscaling of some content is crude, slow menu system needs tweaking, clouding visible in some over-bright settings presets, no ambilight from bottom edge, some time-out and auto-off issues, are we ready for 4K in the UK yet?
Summary: And so the price war begins with this stunning 4K TV from Philips
Pros: Mostly excellent picture quality, Ground-breaking price, Effective Ambilight configuration, Good audio, Ambilight is a great feature once you get used to it, the set's native 4K and HD pictures are excellent, and there's even a pretty powerful, clean audio system to keep the pictures company. The...
Cons: Set up requires extreme care, Processing can be over-ambitious, Limited viewing angle, Limited online content, Philips' set tends to push sharpness a bit hard with its presets, motion can look a little distracting during 3D viewing, there aren't many useful services on Philips' online platform, a...
Excerpt: TP Vision is the last of the big TV retailers active in the UK to announce a 4K set, but we finally got our first look at it this week during IFA. The Philips 9000 series, available in 65in (65PFL9708) and 84in (84PFL9708) models, adds Ultra High-Definition resolution to the range for the first...
Philips 65PFL9708 TV eyes-on: 4K is here and it looks stunning with Ambilight
5 September 2013
Excerpt: We knew that a Philips 4K television was on the way, but the company has been somewhat coy when it's come to the details. Wait no longer, as the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin was used as the platform to show off the latest 65-inch PFL9708.