Philips adds AI to boost image quality on 2020 OLED 805 models

posted on Tuesday, 16th June 2020 by Steve May

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Philips is looking to AI to boost image quality across its 2020 OLED TV range, confirming its OLED805/855 models will feature the fourth Gen P5 processor boasting Philips new Artificial Intelligence functionality.

The 4 Gen P5 uses neural networks and machine learning to analyse millions of PQ test clips from a unique database created in-house by the Philips TV development team over the past 30 years.

The AI software considers source, colour, contrast, motion and sharpness elements of an image, frame by frame, to create a more nuanced and authentic picture which the brand says more closely mirrors real life.

TP Vision’s PQ experts define the system’s overall parameters which the AI software then uses to divide content into five categories: Landscape/nature, skin tone, sports/motion, black/contrast and animation. Smart AI then analyses those five picture elements, to adjust the balance between them.

The new 805/855 models continue to be Multi-HDR compatible, offering support for both Dolby Vision and HDR10+, adding a Philips’-flavoured Dolby Vision dynamic HDR content processing option, under a special Dolby Bright mode.

Philips 805 OLED

Philips proprietary Perfect Natural Reality promises improved specular detection function with better region classification in conjunction with inverse tone mapping. The result is improved contrast, more depth impression and a more realistic reproduction of reflections. It suggests this makes its treatment of SDR gives a true HDR-like picture.

The brand has also boosted audio performance. The set’s 50-Watt system features a new woofer design, with the inclusion of four passive radiators for extra, deeper bass. The two front speakers integrate new mid-range drivers and upgraded tweeters.

In addition to Dolby Atmos decoding, there’s a Dolby Atmos Virtualizer function and Dolby bass and dialogue enhancement.
Smart connectivity comes via Android TV v9 (aka Pie), with the Google Assistant built-in and Works with Alexa capabilities.

What’s the difference between the Philips OLED805 and OLED855, you may well ask.

The two model variants are actually separated by design. The OLED805 features the new chamfered stand, finished in dark chrome. while the OLED855 has a central stand angled to the table, also in dark chrome.

The remote control is equally premium, with flush, backlit keys, in a metalized finish. For added luxury, the sides and rear of the Remote Control are wrapped in responsibly sourced leather from Scottish leather specialists Muirhead.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology specialist who also writes for T3TechRadarHome Cinema Choice, Trusted Reviews and The Luxe Review.

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