Philips is gearing up for quite a year. After showing off the Philips/Funai marriage at CES, they unleashed even more on Barcelona, Spain at Philips Pulse. Showing what they have coined Easy 3D, the electronics giant is utilizing the principles associated with FPR passive 3D glasses in their new televisions. Giving owners the ability to conduct operations via their iOS or Andriod device shows the strides being taken regarding compatibility and the Wi-Fi capabilities of the new line as a whole.
Gold and Platinum series models are available for the ultrawidescreen 21:9 models, and the standard 16:9 units come in 7000, 8000, and 9000 lined models. Featuring Easy 3D on the 7000 and 3D Max for the two upper level products gives consumers various price points to dive into the 3D craze.
The units themselves can record to USB, furthering the computer functionality and showcasing the new smart design. Pricing has not been released, but the beautiful widescreen should be enough to lure quite a few curious consumers into the purchase.
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The 21:9 Gold Series 3DTV proves that Philips is considered passive 3D technology to be a viable option in the 3D entertainment world. With the prices of passive glasses coming in much cheaper than their active-frame counterparts, don’t be surprised if consumers find it in their hearts to embrace the passive 3D movement.
The 50-inch Gold Series screen flawlessly toggles between 2D and 3D with Philips’ “Easy 3D” mode which offers up some pretty spot on gaming features. Consider a 2 player game in which the screen in split. When playing in 2D, it’ll be exactly what you’d expect: a split screen. But, when the unit is toggled to “Easy 3D”, each player will see their gaming experience take up the entire screen. That’ll likely be a huge lure for avid gamers.
Onboard Wi-Fi gives users the ability to stream content while dabbling on social networking sites, and all of it is delivered in beautiful LED-backlighting. With what they call Ambilight Spectra 2 lighting, the lights will change color depending on what’s being shown. The European market will get their hands on the 21:9 3DTV first, so we’ll keep you posted as more information leaks.
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