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Philips Launches Blu-ray 3D Players

Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has launched its 2011 lineup of Blu-ray Disc (BD) players.

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Philips introduces its 2011 range of Blu-ray players featuring Smart TV and YouTube optimized for TV

Barcelona, Spain – Today, Philips reveals its 2011 range of Blu-ray players, spearheaded by the introduction of the new 7000 and 5000 series Blu-ray players. Both players feature Philips’ latest development in the field of connected entertainment: Philips Smart TV. With one of the most comprehensive smart TV packages available, this range of Philips Blu-ray players turns every TV into a connected media portal that can hook you up with online content; stream music, photos and videos from your tablet, smart phone or laptop.

The range is complemented by a new 3000 series Blu-ray player, offering the latest YouTube innovation for TV, which Philips is proud to launch as the first brand in the European Blu-ray market. The range is headed by the high-end 9000 series Blu-ray player introduced at IFA 2010 which offers the best possible audio and video quality in its class and will remain the flagship this year.

Philips 2011 Blu-ray player 7000 series with Smart TV
The new 7000 series Blu-ray player with Smart TV features Philips’ proprietary CinemaPerfect HD engine for superior Blu-ray quality and sophisticated upscaling of DVD and other sources. To deliver the ultimate movie soundtrack experience as well it features full 7.1 decoding and multichannel output of all HD audio formats. And of course it’s fully Blu-ray 3D capable.

The build-in WiFi-n connection and the Smart TV feature deliver the fastest NetTV experience to date with a large selection of apps including video on demand offerings, smart phone remote control app support and easy content sharing in your home via DLNA. Executed in a new slim design with elegant touch controls, it not only delivers on performance but also on style.

Philips 2011 Blu-ray player 5000 series with Smart TV
Its smaller brother, the 5000 series Philips Blu-ray player with Smart TV comes with the same great combination of Blu-ray 3D and Philips Smart TV, featuring fast Net TV, smart phone remote control app support and easy content sharing in your home via DLNA. For ease of setup it features build-in WiFi-n and is executed in a new slim design which will stylishly fit any room.

Philips 2011 Blu-ray player 3000 series with YouTube Leanback
The new 3000 series Philips Blu-ray player complements the new range, providing more reasons to step into Blu-ray now. Next to the high definition quality that Blu-ray brings to your living room, it is WiFi-Ready for easilyconnecting it to your home network and offers the latest YouTube innovation for TV, with a simplified interface and full screen-viewing that lets you sit back, relax and be entertained.

All Philips Blu-ray players in the 2011 range are DivX Plus™ HD certified and offer support for one of the widest ranges of audio and video formats available, ensuring they play virtually everything, either from disc or via USB or DLNA.

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 119,000 employees in more than 60 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 25.4 billion in 2010, 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.