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Philips Launches BDP9600 and BDP8000 Blu-ray 3D Players

Royal Philips Electronics announced that is introducing several new Blu-ray 3D players at IFA in Berlin.

According to the statement, these include the flagship BDP9600 and slot-loading BDP8000, which join the BDP7500MkII launched earlier this year.

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Unedited press release follows:


Berlin, Germany – With Philips’ 2010 range of 3D products it’s easy to take home the amazing experience you just had at the cinema. Blu-ray is the best choice for 3D movie playback at home in Full HD quality. Philips Blu-ray players deliver superior performance through cutting edge 3D technology as well as numerous features that enhance your cinema at home experience.

The new flagship 9000 series Blu-ray 3D player (BDP9600) comes in a 3mm solid aluminium housing and delivers pure unrivalled quality with unbelievably life-like 3D video and audio performance. Enhanced by completely customizable Qdeo  video processing technologies, this player produces the finest, most natural images with an enhanced sense of depth that transports you to the heart of movies. Best-in-class TI Burr-Brown digital-to-analogue converters produce rich realistic sound through 7.1 channels, immersing your room in highly detailed surround sound from all of your favorite movies. As the range’s flagship model it also includes all the other advanced features found in the rest of range.

Also new is the 8000 series Blu-ray player (BDP8000) which offers a rich entertainment package in a sophisticated slot loading design, with the focus on Net TV supporting online video stores and built-in WiFi-n for the easiest connection to the Internet. With over 150 online services, it offers the widest possible choice of movies and TV shows in the comfort of your living room. It also supports Blu-ray 3D, just like its sibling launched earlier this year, the new 7000 series (BDP7500MkII).

With the addition of these two new models to the Philips Blu-ray lineup, Philips now offers a large selection of Blu-ray 3D players. All of them deliver an unforgettable 3D experience, with expert performance, flawless design, and advanced technologies to turn your living room into the ultimate entertainment arena.

Movies shine thanks to Philips CinemaPerfect HD, a suite of picture quality technologies that build on Philips’ decades of knowledge and technical expertise.

To really enjoy the effects of a good movie you will also be looking for great sound. Therefore Philips includes Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio to deliver amazing HD 7.1 surround sound. Philips is also the first brand in the world to feature DivX PlusTM HD in our new Blu-ray players, the new High Definition DivX standard.

Most models in the range provide you with an array of simple to use connectivity features, including WiFi and DNLA Network Link to bring your collection of movies and photos straight to your TV.

Combining superior performance, seamless design, and effortless connectivity, the 2010 range of Philips Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc players give you a wide variety of options to recreate the incomparable feeling of being immersed in the movies right in the comfort of your own home.

Philips 9000 series
Blu-ray Player (BDP9600)
Philips 8000 series Blu-ray Player (BDP8000) Philips 7000 series Blu-ray Player (BDP7500MkII)
Why would I buy it? I want the best quality without compromise on the latest features such as 3D I want a superior Blu-ray player with 3D and great Internet features I want a good performance Blu-ray 3D player in a sleek design
Qdeo Video Processing Yes - -
CinemaPerfect HD - Yes Yes
TI Burr-Brown DACs Yes - -
7.1 channel dedicated audio output Yes Yes Yes
Blu-ray 3D Yes Yes Yes
WiFi-n Yes, built-in Yes, built-in Yes, via optional dongle
DNLA for video/photo/music Yes Yes Yes
NetTV with over 150 online services Yes Yes Yes
Support for online video stores Yes Yes No
DivX Plus HD support (including MKV/AAC) Yes Yes Yes

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity”. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 116,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 23 billion in 2009, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in flat TV, male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.