From 2024, Philips will switch to a new OS system for its LCD TVs, which is called Titan OS. This puts an end to the use of Google TV, but also basic Smart TV systems for cheap series. The change only applies to LCD models, premium OLED TVs will retain the Google TV system.
That you don’t know the new system, and who is behind it? Titan OS SL is a European company that has developed an independent operating system to give manufacturers the ability to offer a more customized Smart TV platform – including offering major global streaming options and a wider selection of local content. Titan is built on Linux, according to company representatives, the new system is faster, more personalized and more intuitive.
As for the offer of applications, all well-known streaming platforms such as Disney+, Netflix, Rakuten, Prime Video, etc. are not missing. Applications can be installed, deleted and sorted as desired. The order of the individual applications is determined by the order of the rows below, and if you don’t have a service and don’t want it, just remove it and you won’t even see ad previews, as is usual with Google TV.
The Xtra and The One
The new operating system will initially be part of two models, the PML9009 MiniLED TV and the PUS8909 premium LED TV, which will be launched in the first half of 2024.
The MiniLED TV PML9009, which Philips refers to as The Xtra, of course has a MiniLED backlight, the peak brightness should be 1000 nits. There is Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.1 inputs with 4K120P, VRR and 4K/144Hz support. Ambilight will be three-sided here. It is to be sold in sizes 55″, 65″, 75″, and this year for the first time it will also be available in 85″. Image processing is handled by the P5 Gen7 processor.
Below this model will be the more affordable, but still premium The One, LED TV PUS8909. It will already have a classic LED backlight with local brightness control. The equipment will be practically the same, i.e. all HDR formats are supported (Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10 and HLG), there is also Dolby Atmos.
Gamers will be pleased with HDMI 2.1 inputs with 4K120P, VRR and 4K/144Hz support. Ambilight will also be three-sided here. The sizes are to be produced in 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″ and 75″. According to available information, Philips will again fit different panels in different sizes. IPS will be in 55″ and 75″, the rest will have a VA panel.
Choose your new TV carefully. Do you need smart features, or is the TV enough without them? What will be the most suitable diagonal, resolution and what type of display panel? Be sure to read the manual How to buy a good TV.
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