TP Vision has presented the Philips OLED + 935. The 65 “version of this OLED TV will cost 3499 euros. Later this year, the manufacturer will also release a 48” version. The model is characterized by the built-in soundbar from Bowers & Wilkins and an improved P5 image processor.
In terms of design, this latest top model of the Philips OLED TVs is very similar to its predecessor, the OLED + 934. Just like this television, the new OLED + 935 has an integrated soundbar from Bowers & Wilkins that also serves as a base, but this time the so-called ‘tweeter on top’ concept has been added. This externally mounted tweeter concept has been adopted from the hi-fi speakers of the British audio brand and has also been applied to the OLED + 984 released last year. It should lead to a better sound experience. This is partly because the placement outside the speaker cabinet must lead to limited or absent damage to the higher tones.
It is also possible to connect an external subwoofer. The internal subwoofer is larger than with the OLED + 934. In the new television, the sub has an oval shape with dimensions of 65x100mm. TP Vision talks about a total of ten drivers in a 3.1.2 system with three front channels, a bass channel and two height channels. That was another 2.1.2 system with the OLED + 934, with which a specific center channel has been added to the new television for, among other things, the reproduction of voices. There is support for Dolby Atmos and each speaker is processed in a separate speaker housing, according to TP Vision. There is also support for DTS Play-Fi, with which audio from the television can be forwarded to wireless speakers with this technology.
The new television contains the fourth generation of the P5 image processor, which includes a separate AI chip. The addition of artificial intelligence support means that TP Vision has collected data from a database with many different images. These are processed via a neural network into a system in which the displayed image is characterized in five categories: nature, face, movement, dark and other. If such a category is detected in the displayed content, the television will apply the corresponding video processing based on a frame-to-frame analysis.
According to the manufacturer, this leads to a more realistic and natural-looking image. For example, the sharpness in certain parts of the screen can be increased. That is also the case with the perfect natural realityfunction, where SDR images are displayed as if they were provided with HDR metadata. According to TP Vision, this function has been further improved, among other things by increasing the sharpness and contrast. This AI enhancement appears to be active in all picture modes, although its degree can be adjusted in the settings menu. This so-called ai + functionality is not active in the current filmmaker mode, in which in principle all image processing techniques are switched off.
This fourth generation of the P5 will not only end up in the OLED + 935 this year, but the ai + functionality is exclusively available with this television. In addition to the dynamic addition of extra sharpness, this also includes a special function to recognize static elements and to reduce their brightness, in order to further reduce the risk of burn-in.
The OLED + 935 has a four-sided Ambilight, where most OLED TVs from Philips do not go further than three-sided Ambilight and therefore have no LEDs at the bottom. The television still has to do with four HDMI 2.0 connections, where only auto low latency mode is supported. There is support for all relevant hdr standards: hlg, hdr10, hdr10 + and Dolby Vision. The remote has recessed and illuminated buttons on the front, a leather back and side, and the television runs on Android TV 9.
In October, TP Vision will also release a 48 “version of the OLED + 935, but no price is yet known. The 55” and 65 “version of the television will be available this month for 2499 and 3499 euros.