Philips TVs have something that the rest do not have. The experience of light and color is beyond the TV itself, thanks to its Ambilight system. And if you add to that the quality of OLED technology in its panel, plus an elegant design and a price that does not soar like other models, a Philips OLED 806 is what you are looking for. A TV with a starting price of €1,350 that you can find in 48, 55, and 65-inch formats. With many virtues to become a reference TV for those looking for the best value for money in a 4K model. And with that unique touch of light that expands to all four sides.
The Philips OLED 806 features the latest generation of Philips P5 processors and includes Android TV, a twist on the Android operating system with a more practical and intuitive interface and faster performance. In this article, we tell you the main keys that make this TV one of the most attractive proposals in 2022.
Philips OLED 806 Datasheet
|Philips OLED 806|
|Diagonal||48, 55, 65 inches|
|Resolution||4K 3840 x 2160 pixels, Aspect ratio 16: 9|
|Image enhancement technologies||99% DCI / P3 Enhanced Wide Color Gamut, Dolby Vision, HDR10 +, Perfect Natural Motion, AI Image Quality Mode, CalMAN Ready, ISF Color Management, Perfect Micro Dimming|
|Panel type||OLED 4K Ultra HD|
|Processor||Fifth-generation P5 AI Perfect Picture Engine processor|
|Operating system and pre-installed applications||Android TV. Google Play Movies, Google Play Music, Google Search, YouTube, BBC iplayer, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney +, Fitness App, Spotify|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Sound||2 x 10W mid / high speakers, 30W subwoofer|
|Audio enhancement technologies||AI Sound, Clear Dialog, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Bass Enhancement, Dolby Auto Volume Leveler, Night Mode, AI Equalizer|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 2 × 2, dual-band. Bluetooth 5.0. Common Interface Plus (CI +), Digital Audio Out (Optical), Ethernet-LAN RJ-45, Headphone Out, Satellite Connector, Service Connector. HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC (on HDMI 2)|
|Weight||48 inches: 14.2 kilos|
55 inches: 19.4 kilos
65 inches: 27.2 kilos
|Dimensions (with base)||48 inches: 629 x 1068 x 280 millimeters|
55 inches: 719 x 1227 x 280 millimeters
65 inches: 843 x 1448 x 290 millimeters
|Energy-saving functions||Sleep timer, Light sensor, Total picture off for radio listening, Eco mode|
|Others||Four-sided Ambilight with integrated Ambilight + Hue, Music, and Ambilight functions, Game mode, Adaptive to wall color, Lounge light mode, AmbiSleep, Dawn alarm, FreeSync Premium.|
Light is the Way
If you want a TV different from everything else, opt for a Philips TV is a great way. The Dutch company has spent years betting on its Ambilight technology to offer a much more complete experience when watching TV. This consists of a system of lights that are placed on the sides (in the case of the Philips OLED 806 is on all four sides) and that projects light on the sides and the wall creating a halo. The magic of these lights is that the TV can analyze in real-time the colors of the scene and project the corresponding light, which creates the feeling that the image expands beyond the TV.
It’s one of those technologies that you have to try to feel what it conveys. Is it for you? There is only one way to find out, but I can already tell you that this halo conveys a feeling of intimacy that is very special, it will be very rare to leave you indifferent. By the way, the Ambilight lights do not stop at following the image, there are also advanced functions to squeeze all the juice out of the lights, such as a lounge mode to set the mood in your living room for parties or Ambisleep, to simulate sunlight at dusk and help you fall asleep.
OLED Screen with Great Image Quality
There is no doubt that another of the points where this TV stands out is its image quality. Through its OLED panel, you will enjoy an experience that in my opinion cannot be achieved with LED TVs (despite the constant improvements that manufacturers are adding). Especially in dark scenes, that sharpness is priceless if you are enjoying action and horror movies or series. In addition, in the case of the Philips OLED 806, the company has introduced a series of improvements to boost its performance even more, such as Perfect Natural Motion for smoother images.
This model is capable of displaying up to 99% of the DCI/P3 color spectrum, so you are assured of more vibrant colors that are true to the source. And all this with support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and today’s leading industry standards.
And For Gamers?
With the new generation of consoles now with us, it’s clear that gaming is going to be one of the most important buying arguments when you’re upgrading your TV. And the Philips OLED 806 comes with several technologies designed to bring the gaming experience up to par. Starting with the presence of next-generation HDMI 2.1 connectors. To give you an idea, this new version of HDMI triples the bandwidth that HDMI 2.0 could handle. And passing by AMD’s Freesync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync technologies, which are aimed at avoiding the effects of tearing or horizontal stripes experienced by traditional panels in games where there is a lot of action. Another technology that you will find is VRR or Variable Refresh Rate, which adapts the fluidity of the images to the framerate of the games so that no tearing occurs in the image. And completed with the Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM), which is launched every time it detects that a game is opened to reduce the response time of the screen to the keystrokes we give with the controller.
Android TV and Remote Control with Light
In the guts of this TV is Android TV in its latest version. An improved platform that allows you to move between Android applications quickly and intuitively. And with the advantage that you can send the content of your mobile apps with much more simplicity than if you handle other external platforms.
In addition, to take control of everything you have the Philips remote control. A classic and elegant control in silver color where you could not miss the light so you can press the buttons without making a mistake when the room is dark. And with a dedicated button to open the voice assistant that you have configured at home, both Alexa and Google.
Elegant Design with Reversible Stand
And what about the design? Another advantage of OLED TVs is that by not needing extra layers to backlight the pixels, we can enjoy a very slim design. The Philips OLED 806 takes advantage of this opportunity and we have a very thin TV, which only becomes thicker at the bottom to house the various connectors and the processor and memory. Its minimalist touch can also be seen in the frames, which have been reduced to a minimum (even the bottom frame, which is usually thicker).
The distinctive touch is found above all in the pedestals, which are metallic and very thin on both sides of the TV. The genius at this point is that they have been made reversible, with a lighter silver design, or a dark one so that it can marry better depending on the furniture you have.
Best Value for Money?
If you want to make a powerful investment in your new TV but not leave your pocket shivering, the Philips OLED 806 is a great choice. For picture quality, minimalist design, and the unique touch of its Ambilight lights, which will give you a lot of play and will wrap your home to create a more intimate experience. All this with a price starting at 1,350 euros.
In the words of EISA officials, who have given it an award as EISA’s Best OLED TV Buy for 2021-2022: “The Philips 55 OLED 806 is a 4K HDR TV with excellent value for money, it features technology that until now was reserved for the company’s high-end models, such as four-sided Ambilight intelligent lighting and anti-scald technology. These new features join HDR10+ and Dolby Vision playback, the app-laden Android 10.0 platform, and advanced HDMI specification to create an OLED TV with broad appeal. Designed for gamers, streaming TV fans, and movie lovers (the latter benefit from automatic Filmmaker Mode or Home Cinema Mode selection), this mid-range model offers exceptional picture performance.”
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