Philips has announced its 2024 TV lineup. This includes his two new models in the OLED+ series, the OLED+ 909 and his OLED+ 959, both of which promise to use new generation OLED panels to reach peak brightness of 3,000 nits. I am. There will also be a new mid-range OLED, a new mini-LED model, and a new affordable “The One” model. Price and release date have not yet been officially confirmed, but we expect that Philips will not be available in the US as usual.
Available in a 65-inch size, the Philips OLED+959 promises this new level of brightness as it features the latest OLED panel with Micro Lens Array (MLA) technology and META 2.0 brightness processing algorithm . Some of the best OLED TVs of 2024.
The OLED+959 also features new Ambilight technology called Ambilight Plus, which Philips says provides immersive lighting with the ability to project up to four rings of light at different levels of depth based on what's on screen. The feeling is said to be even higher. It will also feature his 102-watt 5.1.2-channel sound system designed and tuned by Bowers & Wilkins.
Available in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes, the OLED+909 is powered by an 81-watt 3.1 sound system, also developed by Bowers & Wilkins, and features a new slimline tweeter that allows for a low-profile design. It does not include Ambilight Plus technology, but will have his Ambilight on all four sides.
Both OLED+959 and OLED+909 are powered by the 8th generation Philips P5 processor, but OLED+959 has a more powerful dual-engine version, and both support 144Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision gaming . It also comes with a Philips Game Bar that allows you to customize your gaming settings.
The OLED lineup also includes the Philips OLED 809, the successor to the excellent Philips OLED808, one of the best TVs of 2023. Available in a wide range of sizes from 42 inches to 77 inches, it features 3-sided ambilights and 144Hz gaming. Features plus higher brightness – Philips says it can reach a peak brightness of 1,300 nits, which will bring it closer to the Samsung S90C. It will also have an 8th generation P5 processor.
Finally, the Philips PML909 uses a mini-LED panel that Philips says has a peak brightness of 1,000 nits and is available in sizes 55, 65, 75, and a new 85-inch model. Also supports 144Hz gaming.
There's also the PUS8909, known as The One, which serves as a premium LED model available in sizes from 43 to 75 inches and also supports 144Hz gaming.
Below, we take a closer look at each model in the lineup.
According to Philips, the 2024 Philips flagship OLED, the Philips OLED+959, is equipped with an 8th generation P5 AI dual-engine processor, which combines with the latest generation LG Display OLED panel to generate up to 3,000 nits. Masu. LG Display and Samsung Display (the makers of all OLED TV panels around the world) have both announced 3,000 nit displays in 2024, which have so far been promised to reach this number. It's the only TV. The LG G4 uses the same panel, but LG hasn't promised specific numbers for its brightness. The Samsung S95D probably also uses a 3,000 nits panel, but it explicitly says don't expect the TV to reach that level. So if Philips can squeeze all the potential out of its screens (the company is typically strong on OLED brightness), it could end up creating something amazing.
The OLED+959 is available in 65-inch size only, with wall-mount and floor-mount options.
According to the company, the new P5 AI dual engine chip will be able to display 8-bit color depth videos at 14-bit depth levels thanks to the Smart Bit Enhancement V3 algorithm. If this doesn't mean anything to you, that's okay too. In theory, it should help with color banding, especially in dark areas. In this area, the video doesn't contain enough color data to have subtle gradations between colors, making it appear blocky. Color banding is one of the biggest drawbacks to image quality due to limited streaming bandwidth, so we hope Philips can improve this issue.
As for gaming, the OLED+959 supports 144Hz, Dolby Vision gaming, and Philips TV's new Game Bar. This allows you to fine-tune your settings to suit the game you're playing, similar to game modes from LG, Panasonic, and Samsung.
The OLED+959 has a built-in Bowers & Wilkins 5.1.2 slimline speaker system, housed within the frame of the OLED959+ itself. The system uses a total of 18 speaker drivers, including a forward-facing speaker, left and right speakers, and an upward-facing driver for Dolby Atmos. It sounds similar to what you'll find in the Panasonic MZ2000, which is a great speaker setup.
The Philips OLED+909 also features the same next-generation OLED panel as the OLED+959, promising 3,000 nits of peak brightness. The single-processor version of the 8th generation P5 chipset includes a number of processing upgrades with the addition of “AI” mode, a standard feature in 2024.
Featuring a 3.1-channel speaker system developed once again by Bowers & Wilkins, the slim profile 30 x 55 mm drivers are designed to fit within a narrow OLED frame without adding extra bulk to the design. . In terms of size, the OLED+909 comes in 55-, 65-, and 77-inch models.
For gaming, the OLED+909 supports 144Hz, VRR, the new Game Bar, and Dolby Vision gaming.
Philips hasn't said how many HDMI 2.1 ports these TVs will have, but we're guessing they'll have two HDMI 2.1 ports out of a total of four, just like last year. Masu.
The Philips OLED809 is a mid-range OLED, the successor to the OLED808, and likely to be comparable to the LG C4 and Samsung S90D in terms of specifications.
Featuring an OLED EX panel, Philips claims peak brightness reaches 1,300 nits, which if true would not only be much better than the LG C3, but also come close to the LG G3, which we measured at 1,449 nits. become. This will also exceed the peak brightness of the Samsung S90C, which is a QD-OLED and is the TV of the year for 2023.
As for gaming, it once again supports 144Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision gaming, and a new Game Bar system.
It features a 3-sided ambilight design, as opposed to the 4-sided ambilight design of the more premium OLED+ models.
The OLED809 is available in 42-, 48-, 55-, 65-, and 77-inch sizes and features a 70-watt, 2.1-channel speaker system (50W on 42-inch). The 42-inch and 48-inch sizes are expected to be no brighter than the 1,300-nit figure. This is because these sizes are always included in all other OLED TVs that include them (because the pixels are densely packed).
Philips PML9009 is a mini LED model in the Philips 2024 TV lineup. Dubbed “The Xtra,” the PML9009 comes in 55, 65, 75-inch and his new 85-inch options for 2024, and is claimed to output 1,000 nits of brightness. This is actually lower than other mini-LED models we've reviewed in the past, such as the Hisense U8K, which we tested with a peak brightness of over 1,500 nits, which would be fine if it came at a lower price point, but as we said, we don't have a price yet.
The PML9009 supports 144Hz for gaming and also uses the new Titan Smart TV platform. We hope to be able to provide more details on this soon. It is also equipped with a 3-sided ambilight.
Part of 'The One' series, the Philips PUS8909 is an LED model in sizes 43, 50, 55, 65 and 75 inches.
It features a 3-sided ambilight and also supports 144Hz for gaming alongside the latest P5 processor. If the price is right, it could be one of the best gaming TVs in terms of value.