Philips, Funai Launch New Eco LCD Lines and BD Players
This was a first for Philips, no CES show floor exhibit. Instead, the company, post the acquisition by Funai of its TV business, held private viewings in a ballroom at the nearby Renaissance Hotel.
There the company showed off three upcoming lines of LCD TVs, most boasting Philips’ trademark EcoTV logo, as well as two new Bl-ray players and a Blu-ray home theater system. Nowhere in the new lineup will you find either plasma or Ambilight--the a feature that characterized Philips flat panel Tvs for several years.
The flagship line of TVs is the 7000 series are marked by improved styling, notably a much thinner bezel (45-percent thinner than last year). A distinct acrylic flare around the exterior is a deep smoke gray. Picture quality features include 120Hz processing, 2ms response time and the company’s Picture Perfect HD processing. The 7000 series will begin with a 32-inch model at $899 and range up to a 47-inch model for $2,299.