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. With Ultra HD content it offers astonishing depth and clarity and its upscaling talents improve the quality of Blu-ray, DVD and direct broadcast sources. Passive 3D images on this 65-inch TV also look razor-sharp thanks to the screen’s greater resolution.
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. Although Ultra HD TVs are becoming more common, they’re still very expensive, so one of the most attractive features of the 9708 is its price. At £4,499 the 65PFL9708 is much cheaper than Ultra HD TV sets from rival manufacturers such as Sony, Samsung and LG.
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. And while that should be a huge minus against any 4K TV, that’s an entirely different issue. For if you want to get ahead of the game and enjoy upscaled high-definition Blu-rays then, believe us, 65-inch 4K in the home looks incredible.
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?
Conclusion: As first steps into the world of 4K go, the 65PFL9708S is a pretty spectacular effort. For despite being comfortably the cheapest 65-inch 4K TV to date, Philips' 4K debutante is not by any means a basic, stripped-down affair. On the contrary, it boasts a completely new 4K-friendly processing system, Philips' most complete Ambilight system, DLNA/USB multimedia playback and access to Philips' latest (admittedly content-light) Smart TV platform.
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 time, and it's fair to say that 4K images have never looked sharper.
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. Philips does things a bit differently to other TV manufacturers.
Excerpt: Die Frage, welchen HD-Standard der nächste Fernsehapparat unterstützen soll, dreht sich mittlerweile nicht mehr um 720p (HD ready) oder 1080p (Full HD) sondern eher um 4K oder nicht 4K. Die auch Ultra-HD genannte Auflösung bringt viermal so viele Pixel auf den Schirm wie Full HD, allein fehlt es noch an Angeboten der Fernsehsender, welche die neuen Möglichkeiten ausschöpfen.
Summary: Prix en boutique (hors frais de port) Philips 40PFL6605H LED - TV LCD 40 à 44 Fnac.com Marketplace 499.00 € Philips 40PFL4508H - TV LCD 40 à 44 Fnac.com Marketplace 640.80 € Voir tous les prix ! Philips 65PFL9708 : un écrin de luxe Le Philips 65PFL9708 est un bon écran ultra-HD / 4k… ne tournons pas autour du pot, sa mise à l’échelle est au niveau d’un Sony X9005 qui fait toujours mètre étalon chez nous en ultra-HD.
Pros: Mise à l’échelle convaincante, Image naturelle en HD comme en UHD
Cons: Gestion des mouvements décevante, Lourdeur de l’interface