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Philips Launches Fidelio SoundBar Home Theater

Royal Philips Electronics announced its new Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound technology at IFA 2012.

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Philips Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound technology fills your room with sound from one source

Berlin, Germany – Philips launches the new Philips Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound technology*, the ideal solution for those looking for an immersive cinematic experience in a compact design. Sleek and super-slim, this clutter-free solution uses Ambisound technology to fill your room with high-fidelity sound, providing an authentic cinematic experience.

“The Fidelio SoundBar is our thinnest Blu-ray SoundBar with Ambisound yet”, said Erwin Schuiling, Home Cinema Sound at Philips. “At just 87mm deep it’s a five-amplifier, six-speaker powerhouse that delivers an immersive 5.1 surround sound experience.”

Perfectly clear sound from every corner of the room
With Philips’ Ambisound technology you get an authentic surround sound experience no matter what shape or size your room is and without the clutter of multiple speakers and cables. Ambisound differs from other SoundBars due to the six dedicated amplification channels with class D amplifiers across the 5.1 channels. Precisely angled drivers positioned within the SoundBar and the subtle tuning of the array processing create an embracing multi-channel surround sound effect.

Philips Ambisound gives a wide sweet spot so everyone can enjoy the surround sound experience no matter where you sit and regardless of the shape of the room. With a traditional 5.1 home cinema system you have speakers at the rear of the room. Philips Ambisound uses a combination of sophisticated techniques to create an authentic surround sound experience from a single SoundBar positioned under the television.

The Philips Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound comes with Philips MySound, a feature available on the MyRemote app, which lets you customize the audio setup until you find your perfect sound balance. For ease-of-use, preset modes allow you to intuitively adjust the equalizer in the home theater via the remote control or through your smartphone, putting you in full control of the sound.

Authentic design
Super slim and made with the highest quality materials, including real aluminum, the sleek design fits perfectly with a 40” or larger flat TV and is ideal for wall mounting. At just 87mm thick, it has an elegant curved profile designed to enable the most authentic sound experience.

Philips SmartTV Plus
Instantly connect to a host of online media apps and services with innovative Philips SmartTV Plus, made possible thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi. You can access a host of special Philips services including Net TV, SimplyShare and MyRemote. Net TV brings a wide range of information and entertainment to your TV including video-on-demand services, while SimplyShare allows you to wirelessly access all your photos, music and movies stored on your PC or other Wi-Fi connected devices. The Philips MyRemote app lets you share and control your home theater with ease by turning your smartphone or tablet into an intuitive remote control.

Bringing your movies to life
To complement the high fidelity sound, Philips’ patented CinemaPerfect HD sets a new standard in clear and sharp playback. By reducing noise and sharpening images, you get an unrivalled high definition image. With Full HD 3D you can enjoy your favorite moments from 3D films in perfect clarity, and if you want to enjoy the 3D experience with your existing film collection, you can automatically convert your 2D films into 3D.

Stay in touch
If you want to speak to people via Skype™ Video calls you can. Simply purchase a selected Skype™ camera which connects to your home theater system allowing you to make your video calls in HD with excellent sound quality – the perfect accessory for keeping in touch with family and friends.

Features overview

Philips Fidelio SoundBar Home theater with Ambisound technology (HTB9150)

• Ambisound (5.1 channels)
• Voice Clarity enhancer
• Depth of just 87mm
• 3D Blu-ray Smart TV
o    Net TV with Video on demand
o    Apps
o    SimplyShare DLNA (DMP & DMR) (pull & push)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• Audio In (3.5mm)
• iPhone/iPod dock
• FM tuner
• Internet radio
• 2D to 3D conversion
• CinemaPerfect HD
• Skype™ ready


About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare.