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Philips Rolls Out Fidelio 5.1 Blu-ray 3D Home Theater

Royal Philips Electronics announced its new Fidelio Immersive Sound 5.1 Home theater with 360Sound at IFA 2012.

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Philips Fidelio Immersive Sound Home theater with 360Sound brings the cinema to your home

Berlin, Germany – Philips launches the new Philips Fidelio Immersive Sound Home theater with 360Sound* that showcases its best-ever cinema experience at home. The complete 5.1 system creates an unrivaled surround sound experience no matter where you are in the room.

“With our Fidelio Immersive Sound Home theatre system we wanted to bring the special feeling you get at the cinema to the home”, said Erwin Schuiling, Home Cinema Sound at Philips. “To achieve that, we designed every part of the system with the aim of creating a great experience. At Philips, we’re obsessed with sound: that’s what our Fidelio brand stands for, and that’s what lies at the heart of this system.”

Immersive sound
Philips’ patented 360Sound technology fills the room with sound from every angle, and as a result you can feel the surround sound no matter where you are sitting. The overall experience is enhanced compared to a conventional 5.1 home theater as three drivers are included in each speaker, one front-firing and two-side firing, projecting sound all around your room.

For the most life-like audio playback, an active subwoofer can be tuned separately from the combined set, letting you adjust the audio outputs to your preferred levels.

The system is built with premium acoustic components including soft dome tweeters that enhance the voice clarity of playback, Neodymium magnets and Class D digital amplifiers, all of which combine to produce high fidelity sound.

To ensure your home and space remains clutter-free you can also wirelessly install the rear speakers. Built with interference-free technology, you can enjoy high fidelity sound and the freedom to place the speakers where you want. The system also comes with a separate dock for your iPod or iPhone, which plugs into the back of the system so you can easily enjoy your favorite tunes.

The Philips Fidelio Immersive Sound Home theater 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. The audio can be auto-calibrated: this takes into account the shape and size of your room, ensuring you get the perfect acoustics and enjoy the most immersive cinematic experience.

Philips SmartTV Plus
Instantly connect to a host of online media apps and services with the built-in 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 Immersive Sound Home theater with 360Sound (HTB9550)

• 360Sound
• Active subwoofer
• 3D Blu-ray
• Smart TV
o Net TV with VOD
o SimplyShare
o Apps
• SimplyShare: DLNA DMP and DMR (pull & push)
• Built-in Wi-Fi
• USB, Audio In (3.5mm)
• FM tuner
• 2 x HDMI inputs
• Internet radio
• 2D to 3D conversion
• CinemaPerfectHD
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• Skype™ ready
• Multiview
• Auto-calibration
• iPhone/iPod dock
• Wireless rear speaker 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.