Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED TV is perfect for gaming, movies and sports

Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED TV is perfect for gaming, movies and sports
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On the hunt for a new TV that offers a complete audio-visual experience? Look no further than the new Philips OLED807 (opens in new tab)

The successor to last year's What Hi-Fi? Award-winning OLED806, the OLED807 offers a 120Hz refresh rate, a brighter OLED EX panel and gamer-friendly features such as VRR and ALLM. It's also blessed with the company's 6th Gen P5 AI picture processor, which optimises brightness and contrast in real-time – to suit the ambient lighting conditions.

Better still, the OLED807 rocks Philips' next-gen update to Ambilight. This dazzling technology projects continually-changing coloured light from the rear of the TV onto the wall behind to precisely match and enhance the onscreen action. It also gives the impression of the image extending beyond the edges of the set, reduces eye strain and creates a seriously immersive viewing experience (we're big fans, if you couldn't tell).

Of course, stellar picture quality requires stellar sound. Luckily, the Philips OLED807 promises superb audio without the need for a bulky and expensive external sound bar. This premium OLED is also one of the first TVs to support DTS Play-Fi Home Theatre, meaning you can easily expand your TV’s sound with compatible wireless surround speakers.

If you're in the market for a new, high-end TV with all the trimmings, the OLED807 should be near the top of your list. Here are five reasons why...

Improved picture

Philips OLED807

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Philips has found a way to take the OLED806's stunning picture quality up another few notches with the OLED807. The upgraded OLED.EX Panel gives up to 30% more brightness while the screen bezel is also narrower than ever, allowing a more seamless connection between the onscreen image and Ambilight.

Meanwhile, a new, sixth-generation P5 AI picture processor offers all-new Ambient Intelligence to optimise SDR and HDR picture quality whatever the light level in the room. The upgraded P5 also means even more stunning visuals across 4K HDR and upscaled HD movies, TV and games. 

Support for HDR and other enhanced picture modes is also best in class. You get Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10+ Adaptive, HDR10 and HLG and IMAX Enhanced certification – that’s new for ’22. To have support for all of those in one TV is real advantage.

Upgraded sonics

Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED TV is perfect for gaming, movies and sports

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We felt that the OLED806 offered "surprising dynamic headroom". The OLED807 promises to improve on that with even better clarity and more powerful bass. A new active crossover effectively turns a 2.1 system into a 70W 4.1 system, with support for Dolby Atmos to boot. As an added bonus, if you have  compatible wireless external speakers, the OLED807 can also act as a dedicated centre channel for your wireless sound system.

Next-gen Ambilight

Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED TV is perfect for gaming, movies and sports

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Philips makes the only OLED TVs that can extend the image beyond the edge of the screen, thanks to Ambilight. This Philips exclusive technology projects coloured light to match the onscreen image, from the rear of the TV onto the wall behind. And with the bezel of the OLED.EX panel now even slimmer on the OLED807, the connection between screen action and the immersion of Ambilight should be even more seamless.

Improved for 2022, the OLED807 features four-sided, Next Gen Ambilight with a wider range of more precise colours than ever. For the first time, Ambilight can change individual LEDs rather than groups of them, so you get an even more accurate match with the onscreen image giving an uncanny impression of the picture extending beyond the boundaries of the set.

Gamer-friendly features

Thanks to HDMI 2.1 connectivity the OLED807 supports gamer-friendly features such as 4K 120 – high-resolution, high-frame-rate gaming – and VRR. The latter stands for variable refresh rate, and it wrings the absolute best visual performance out of next-gen consoles. There’s also Game Bar, an onscreen guide to the video signal coming from your console or PC, which allows you to change visual settings on the fly.

All your favourite apps 

Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED TV is perfect for gaming, movies and sports

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The latest Android 11 TV operating system has Google Assistant built-in and access to all the major streaming apps, from Netflix to Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV.

A size to suit any room

The OLED807 is available in 48-, 55-, 65- and 77-inch sizes. If you haven’t updated your TV for a while you may be surprised how easy it is to fit the larger options into your viewing space, whether you’re wall mounting or using a stand. That’s because they are incredibly slimline, with barely-there bezels.

Find out more about the Philips OLED807 (opens in new tab) with Next Gen Ambilight now

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