The new Philips 9000 series has been divided into two separate ranges, the 9600 (9604) and the Philips 9700 (9704) series. There are currently very few details available on the new 9700 series, but we do know it’s one of their highest end models, stepping above the 9600 series, by adding advanced LED backlighting.
We have heard that the Philips 9704 series (9700) will be available in three sizes as the 40-inch Philips 40PFL9704, 46-inch 46PFL9704, and the 52-inch 52PFL9704. Although one of the press photos we have was named 47PFL9704, hinting at a 47-inch model, so we can’t confirm whether it’s the 46 or 47-inch model.
The main feature of the 9704 models is the LED Lux backlight engine, which provides independent LEDs to be dimmed to provide very high contrasts and very deep blacks. Philips are quoting a dynamic backlight value of 5,000,000:1, a very high number.
Other features of the LED backlit 1080p LCD HDTV are 200Hz Clear LCD technology, 1ms response time, Ambilight Spectra 3, Perfect Natural Motion technology and Perfect Pixel HD engine for image enhancement.
An interesting feature of the Philips 9704 series is it’s built in Wi-Fi. This allows connection to your home network and the Internet, without the need of an Ethernet cable. You can also access and playback media content from your networked PCs via DNLA, providing streaming media. Philips Net TV enables to set the sets to access web sites, and also stream Internet videos.
As you can see from the photo, the new Philips 9700 Series HDTVs look great, and are loaded with great features. They also provides great connectivity, offering five HDMI 1.3 inputs.
Philips 9704 Series
- Philips 40PFL9704 | 40-Inch
- Philips 46PFL9704 / 47PFL9704 | 46/47-Inch
- Philips 52PFL9704 | 52-Inch