TP Vision Announces Philips Android TVs with Quad-Core and Hexa-Core

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TP Vision has announced its new TV line under the Philips brand name. The manufacturer’s most comprehensive model will be a UHD TV with Android, which has a hexacore processor, and will be released in the second half of the year.

According to TP Vision, the Philips 8000 models are the first TVs with Android available in Europe. The manufacturer combines access to Google Play and other Google services such as Video and Music with its own Smart TV platform, which includes Dropbox and the Cloud TV channel service.

The 8000 line features Ambilight with a new game mode for quick response to color changes and operation can be done via pointer, cursor navigation, text input, speech and gestures. There is also support for the Philips TV Remote app, Miracast and SimplyShare for streaming to mobile devices, while the Multiroom functionality allows streaming to another TV.

The 8100 and 8200 lines consist of a 48″ and a 55″ model with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, four-sided Ambilight and quad-core processor. The 8800 model is a 55″ TV with UHD resolution of 3840×2160 pixels, three-sided Ambilight and hexacore processor. Of the four HDMI ports, one is of the 2.0 generation with support for HDCP 2.2. All models run Android 4.2 .2 Jelly Bean and apps such as Chrome and YouTube are already pre-installed, while the apps TV Libraries and TV Player are also already present.According to TP Vision, there is 2.7GB of free storage space for installing apps.

TP Vision sources its processors for TVs from Marvell and MediaTek. The hexacore is probably the MT6591 with a clock speed of up to 1.5GHz. The 8800, with its more extensive specifications, is a bit thicker than the other two: 38mm compared to 13mm.

All models have three USB ports, four HDMI ports, a scart connection, Ethernet port, WiFi, two CI+ slots, EasyLink and a twin tuner.

In addition to the 8000 series with Android, Philips is also announcing the 7000 and 6000 generations, which run on the manufacturer’s own Smart TV platform. Of these TVs, only the 7800 is a quad core udh TV. This line will be available in 42″, 49″ and 55″ formats and again one of the four HDMI ports is a 2.0 variant. The other 7000 TVs are Full HD TVs with dual cores that come in the same formats The 7100 line has to make do with two-sided Ambilight, with the 7500 and 7800 there is colored LED lighting on three sides.

Of the four TV series in the 6000 line, two have Ambilight. The sizes vary from 40 inches to 55 inches and the resolution is in all cases 1920×1080 pixels. In all cases, it also concerns smart TVs.

The TVs mentioned will be on the market in the second half of 2014. The prices are not yet known.

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