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TP Vision Unveils Philips 8601 4K Ultra HDTV

TP Vision announced its new Philips 8601 4K Ultra High-Definition (Ultra HD) television at IFA 2015.

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New Philips 8601 razor slim UHD TV combines a unique premium sound system with 4-sided Amblight, Ultra Resolution and the power of Android TVTM

•    18 speaker 50W sound system with detachable slim speakers brings superb sound back to the TV.

•    4-sided Ambilight and 4k Ultra HD provide an incredibly sharp and immersive viewing experience

•    Philips Perfect Pixel Ultra HD and BrightPro result in pictures that are sharper and up to twice as bright as regular sets while offering exceptional contrast

•    Philips 8601 range delivers an enhanced Android TVTM Smart TV experience

Berlin, September 3rd, 2015 – Today, TP Vision launched a TV at IFA that both looks and sounds as good as its stunning 4K Ultra HD pictures.

The razor slim Philips 8601 range combines exceptional picture quality and sound, beautiful European design and craftsmanship, 4-sided Ambilight and the powerful Smart capabilities of the Android TVTM operating system. The Philips 8601 range, with models of 139cm (55inch) and 164cm (65inch), will reach the shelves during the fourth quarter in Europe and Russia.

Powerful, innovative sound system powered by DTS Premium
With the 8601 range, a beautiful razor slim set was created that sounds simply fantastic. The design team has managed to include an incredible 18-speaker system featuring 16 micro-drivers and two in-built Neodymium subwoofers with a mighty total power output of 50W.

The micro-drivers are mounted in two beautiful seamless, polished dark chrome, speakers – only 17mm wide- that run the length of the left and right side of the set but that can also be uniquely detached and placed wide of the set, by mounting them on optional stands that are part of the PTA860 accessory.

The result is a set with its own wireless sound system that creates a truly immersive sound with the rich bass and crystal clear dialog while offering the flexibility to make it fit into any interior.

A DTS Premium high-end processing suite ensures that the 8601 can also deliver its performance, even at the highest levels, without clipping, fluctuations or distortion.

4-sided Ambilight completes the totally immersive viewing experience
4-sided Ambilight – in combination with the super-slim bezel and the Arch Stand – creates the illusion that the 8601 TV is floating in a halo of light. Philips’ unique Ambilight technology projects a glow of light that matches on-screen content onto the wall behind the TV on all four sides of the set. With 4-sided Ambilight the 8601 creates TV without boundaries to provide an amazingly immersive and involving viewing experience.

Exceptional brightness, sharpness and contrast from all sources
The Philips 8601 4k Ultra HD TV has the latest advanced Philips picture quality processing capabilities on board to produce incredibly sharp, and detailed pictures. The BrightPro system boosts whites and local bright areas of the picture up to twice as high as standard TVs whilst keeping darker scenes, deep and inky black to ensure superior contrast and more lifelike images. Philips’ award-winning Perfect Pixel Ultra HD engine digitally adjusts and optimises picture quality to deliver razor sharp, detailed pictures from any input. Good quality sources are optimised to the highest level of sharpness and detail, whilst poorer quality are offered noise free thanks to Advanced DNR. Ultra Resolution upscaling technology ensures that all images are reproduced with the same detail and sharpness of native Ultra HD.

Android TV with Hex Core processing for an enhanced Smart TV experience
The Philips 8601 TVs are powered by Android TVTM, giving access to all TV orientated apps, services, and content in the Google PlayTM store while also complementing the existing Philips Smart TV offering. Effortless operation and fast navigation is possible thanks to powerful Hex Core processing and an advanced remote control with QWERTY/AZERTY keyboard, swipe pad and speech recognition technology.

European craftsmanship brings a set as stunning as the pictures it creates
The razor-slim set, with a super-slim bezel and its elegant Arch Stand and detachable speakers has been beautifully manufactured from premium materials including a brushed dark metal surround and matching polished dark chrome details.

The stunning design allows the 8601 to be the one TV that is ready to take its place even in the most stylish of interiors.

About TP Vision
TP Vision is a dedicated TV player in the world of visual digital entertainment. TP Vision concentrates on developing, manufacturing and marketing Philips branded TV sets in Europe, Russia, Middle East, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and selected countries in Asia-Pacific. We do this by combining our design expertise and innovative Philips TV heritage with the operational excellence, flexibility and speed of TPV Technology. With these combined strengths, we bring high-quality TV sets to the market: smart and easy to use with sophisticated styling. We believe in creating products that offer a superior TV experience for consumers. With Philips TVs, TP Vision is a global leader in the hospitality market. TP Vision is the exclusive brand licensee of Philips TVs for the above listed countries. The TV Company is 100% owned by TPV, the world’s leading monitor and LCD TV manufacturer, selling and marketing Philips branded TVs in China. The TPV Group has been able to drive its growth over the years by leveraging its economies of scale and core competencies in R&D, manufacturing, logistic efficiency and quality. TP Vision employs close to 2,000 people in several locations around the globe.

Specification Sheet


Display resolution

4K Ultra HD LCD with 3,840×2,160 pixels

Display Brightness

700nit (typical value)

Screen sizes

139cm (55”)

164cm (65”)

Picture Enhancement:

Perfect Pixel Ultra HD, 1800 Perfect Motion Rate, Bright Pro, Micro Dimming Pro, Ultra Resolution, Perfect Natural Motion


2 subwoofers + 2x 8 microdriver speaker system

50W, wirelessly extendable to 70W (via optional accessory)

Double Ring technology, Neodymium speakers, DTS Premium

Android OS

Android 5.1 (Lollipop)

Processing power

Hex Core

Memory size

16GB, extendable

Pre-installed Google apps

Google Play Movies*, Google Play Music*, Google search, Voice Search, YouTube

Smart TV*

HbbTV,  Top Picks, TV on demand , Netflix, Spotify Connect, online apps, online video stores

Smart user interaction*

remote control with keyboard, voice, swipe


Gaming mode, Music mode, extandable with hue


4 HDMI 2.0 (1x with HDCP 2.2), 3 USB (1x USB3.0)

Broadcast reception

Twin Tuner: 2x DVB-T/T2/C/S/S2

Set dimensions (including stand)

1317mm x 758mm x 227mm (55″)

1551mm x 892mm x 270mm (65″)

Set thickness


Optional accessory

Detachable speaker base (PTA860)

Energy Class