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You can find comprehensive detail on the official Philips 3D TV webpage covering their current range of released models.
You'll also find a number of product description downloads at the 3D section of the Philips site.
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Founded in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, by Gerard Philips, a maternal cousin of Karl Marx, Philips originally sold light bulbs and electrical equipment. This was a good start for Philips, leading to the company expand into vacuum tube manufacturing in the 1920s. Expansion continued when Philips acquired subsidiaries Mullard, a British electronic valve manufacturer, in 1927 and Valvo, a German tube manufacturer, in 1932. Also in 1927, Philips began broadcasting a radio station called PCJ. This station was incredibly popular, only discontinuing broadcasts when Nazi Germany invaded the Netherlands. After the war, the station resumed operation under the new Radio Netherlands, and continues to broadcast around the world to this day. Philips released its first electric razor in 1939, branding it with the Philips name in Europe and as Norelco in the United States.
The company grew even further in 1950, creating Philips Records, a popular record label that released recordings from both contemporary and classical artists from around the world. Philips had another massive success in 1963 with the introduction of the Compact Cassette. While Philips experienced a slight hiccup in 1969 with Laserdisc, the reflective format they created would later be used in Compact Disc manufacturing to great success. From there, the reflective format has been adapted to DVD and Blu-Ray systems, as well. Philips even receives a royalty on every DVD manufactured thanks to its innovation.
With the recent reemergence of 3D in movie theaters, many television manufacturers are looking for ways to bring the experience home. Previously, 3D could only be produced at home through the use of red and blue anaglyph images. These images, while creating the illusion of 3D, suffered from major color and image distortion. They would even cause eyestrain and headaches if viewed for two long. Luckily, technology has found a new format for 3D in active shutter glasses. The glasses alternately darken each lens in time with a display's refresh rate, allowing only one image into each eye. This cuts down drastically on distortion, and since color filters are no longer necessary, all content appears color-correct.
Philips was ahead of the curve in this technology, however. In 2008, two years before most other companies would be announcing 3D TV models, Philips released its Quad 3D TV. The best part of this early releases was that the television was auto-stereoscopic, meaning it required no glasses to see 3D effects. Through the use of 8.29 million individual pixels, the TV could produce an image in a 3840x2160 resolution, far exceeding the 1080p available in other HDTVs. It still used the traditional left-eye, right-eye image trick, but the pixels transferred light at such a fast rate, the display produced 3D all on its own at better-than-HD resolutions. This model didn't take off, however, because there was a distinct lack of 3D content and the 56-inch model carried a hefty price tag of around $25,000.
Because of the disappointing sales and the large number of glasses-based systems announced by the company's competitors, Philips decided to discontinue 3D operation in 2009. They have not given up on 3D as the next wave in home in entertainment, but are instead waiting for customer demand to pick up. This requires access to dedicated 3D content, be it broadcast networks or Blu-Ray. The company has developed prototypes for a 3D Blu-Ray player and 3D version of its 56-inch Cinema 21:9 aspect television to keep customers aware of what Philips technology can do. The prototype television, however, makes use of the older polarized glasses system, which uses different light levels (rather than colors) to produce 3D.
It's a safe bet that when content becomes more readily available and consumers are more eager to make the switch, Philips will be ready with some superb options.
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Philips 3D TVs use active 3D technology and Pixel Plus 3D to create a crisp, clear picture in high definition 3D. The screens feature DLNA certified networks and Ambilight, as well as USB and HDMI ports. Philips only has a few 3D TVs available for sale in the United Kingdom and the company does not offer any 3D TVs in the United States.
Picture Perfect Quality Images
Philips 3D TVs use Perfect Natural Motion technology combined with Double Frame Rate Insertion to achieve a refresh rate of 120Hz per second and a response time of 2 milliseconds. The technology results in clear fluid movies that do not have any jagged scenes or blurred pictures. Perfect Pixel technology enhances each pixel to match the surrounding pixels for a picture that is perfectly HD. Philips 3D TVs can also convert regular 2D images to breathtaking 3D.
Philips 3D TVs Features
3D panels from Philips feature three HDMI inputs with Easylink as well as a USB connector with an onscreen content browser. As a result, connecting any sort of media to the Philips 3D TV screen is easy, as is watching home movies or viewing pictures from the camera. The panels also feature Incredible Surround Audio Technology and NetTV for internet access and apps. Philip screens are Energy Star qualified (v4.0), partly as a result of their low standby power consumption.
Philips LED LCD 3D TVs
Ambient Lighting Technology, more commonly referred to as Ambilight, is one of the key features of Philips LED LCD TVs. The technology, which was invented by the company, generates light effects that are intended to correspond to the video content. The technology reduces eye strain and backlight bleed, while also giving the image of a larger screen and providing a more immersive viewing experience.
The 52” Full HD 1080p LED TV Ambilight Spectra 2 has a dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1 and a response time of 1ms. The LCD screen is 132cm and used edge LED backlight. It has four HDMI ports and EasyLink, or HDMI CEC, for easy transferring. The panel also has one USB and two SCART, and is Wi-Fi ready.
The 46” Full HD 1080p LED TV Ambilight Spectra 2 has a 116cm LCD screen with edge LED backlight. It features a Perfect Pixel HD Engine, Perfect Natural Motion, 200Hz Clear LCD, and 20 W RMS Incredible Surround Sound. It is Wi-Fi ready with four HDMI ports and one USB port.
The 40” Full HD 1080p LED TV Ambilight Spectra 2 has an LCD screen that is 102cm and lit with edge LED. It has a dynamic contrast ratio of 500,000:1, 200Hz Clear LCD, NetTV, four HDMI ports and a USB port. The screen is also ECO label certified and features a light sensor, an auto switch off times, and an eco settings menu.
This 40” 3D LED-backlit LCD TV features an enhanced refresh rate of 400Hz, Perfect Natural Motion, Ambilight Spectra 3, NetTV, Perfect Color, Perfect Pixel HD, and LED Local Dimming. It has four HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and supports SD memory cards.