TP Vision (a joint venture between Philips and TP Technology) has just announced its latest DesignLine TVs. In terms of aesthetics, the Philips PDL8908 is truly in a class of its own with a unibody glass chassis that stretches all the way to the floor.
This design eliminates the need for a separate stand, while the progressively translucent glass surface is another special touch. Adding to the series' overall good looks is an alluring halo that mirrors the onscreen colors and is created by the onboard Ambilight function.
In terms of features, the PDL8908 supports active-shutter 3D glasses, smart TV functions, and Wi-Fi access. Its 1,400Hz Perfect Motion Rate technology is another key differentiator, delivering "superb motion sharpness," according to the company. The press release does not mention NFC and other advanced user interactivity, such as voice control. What we do know is that the set supports MiraCast wireless A/V streaming and the PDL8908 will be bundled with a remote featuring pointing capabilities.
Available in 46- and 55-inch models, the Philips DesignLine PDL8908 TVs will be launched in Europe and Russia in the second quarter of this year. Pricing and availability for other areas are still pending confirmation.