Feeds

Philips intros dual-view telly tech

Seeing double

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

Philips went tellytastic today and revealed a vast range of TV sets, several of which include the dual-view display mode that essentially makes splitscreen gaming redundant.

The Philips 6000 and 7000 series are double sided Ambilight LED-lit tellies with Smart TV, built-in Wi-Fi and dual screen capabilities. Similar to the PlayStation TV, the passive Easy 3D system enables gamers to see each of their respective viewpoints, fullscreen, on the same display.

It's a polarisation trick requiring two distinct sets of specs that telly manufacturers have been exploring heavily, with LG also touting its dual-view tech recently.

These passive polarisation features appear on the refreshed Philips 6000 series, which also converts 2D to 3D and offers full 3D depth adjustment. The Smart TV functions can also now be accessed through Wi-Fi, with the days of mandatory ethernet cables fading fast.

The 6000 series display sizes start at 32in, with 37in, 42in, 47in and 55in models included in the range. Each includes four HDMI ports, three USBs and passive 3D specs.

Moving up a notch comes the Philips 7000 series which features 800MHz Picture Motion Enhancement, as well as Active Shutter 3D tech. The same specifications from the 6000 series are brought across, along with an additional HDMI port. These are available in 40in, 46in and 55in versions.

Philips

Taking sides is easy

The company has catered for the large portion of those that remain unconvinced by 3D, though, with the Philips 4000, 3500 and 3000 series. The Philips 4000 starts at 32in sizes, with 37in, 42in and 47in also on offer and is kitted out with four HDMI ports, three USB and Wi-Fi capability.

The Philips 3500 meanwhile ranges from 19in to 42in, with support for DLNA and YouTube. Wi-Fi is limited to an optional adapter, though.

Finally - for the ultimate strip down - comes the Philips 3000. These range from 19in to 42in yet lack any 3D or Smart TV functions, limiting users to three HDMI ports and a single USB.

All of the aforementioned models will hit shelves in Q2 2012 although exact prices and availability have not yet been specified. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays
Bad computers might ask if you are Sarah Connor
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis
And goes to the Genius Bar for support
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.