Philips’ 4K OLED706 series is the company’s most affordable OLED TV in 2021. The 700 series 4K OLED TVs feature Android TV and HDMI 2.1 for the first time. In 2021, Philips focused primarily on LCD TVs and mini LED TVs of the 8000 and 9000 series, as well as high-quality OLED TVs of the 800 series. However, it has not forgotten about the budget option. Let’s try to figure out how OLED706 differs from OLED806 and OLED705.
Philips OLED706 and OLED705 differences
The new Philips OLED706 is the direct successor to the OLED705. In some European countries, this series has not yet been mentioned. However, the model is already advertised on some UK sites. So far, it is known for sure that 4K OLED TVs of this series will be available in 55 and 65 inches.
The OLED706 4K series has undergone some improvements over the 2020 model. The company expects the low-end Philips OLED706 to be more in demand than its predecessor thanks to three changes.
HDMI 2.1 (4K / 120Hz)
The OLED screen has a thin frame and is supported by two metal legs. Like all OLED TVs, the OLED706 will have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels and a panel with a refresh rate of 100 Hz. The latest model will also feature HDR, a new HDMI 2.1 interface, and 4K video playback at 120Hz.
As for HDR, we have already got used to the fact that Philips equips its TVs with absolutely all standards. However, newer formats such as Adaptive and Dolby Vision IQ are likely to be missing. In any case, the company did not announce their presence in the OLED706. Philips (TP Vision) attaches great importance to image processing.
Therefore, the company may even position itself as a leader in some image parameters. With the advanced P5 processor, you can take one more step towards perfect image quality.
Philips considers essential requirements for its TVs: a high level of detail, colorful images and smooth movement. New anti-burn technology detects static image elements and darkens them to avoid damage. All this happens unnoticed by the user.
Android TV 10
With the introduction of HDMI 2.1 and the P5 Engine with AI, we come to the last, not-so-insignificant difference between OLED706 and OLED705. Philips in OLE706 series changes its own operating system Saphi on Android TV 10 .
Even if many users cannot (or do not want) to see something positive in the Android TV system, we consider it to be the right decision, since this platform is definitely better than Saphi in direct comparison.
Ambilight + Dolby Atmos
Finally, a little more information about lighting and sound. The 3-sided Ambilight can be expanded with Philips Hue lamps or compatible Philips wireless speakers (Ambilight integrated). The TV has Game and Lounge Mode, Ambilight Music, AmbiWakeup, AmbiSleep, and more.
The acoustic OLED706 is completely satisfying. A 2.1 sound system with a total output of 50W processes audio signals from AC-4, DTS-HD, Dolby Digital and Dolby Atmos ! With DTS Play-Fi 4K, the OLED TV can be multi-room.
Philips OLED706 and OLED806 differences
All of the above sounds very tempting, and the OLED706 series should be priced on a budget. But what then is the difference between OLED706 and OLED806? So far, only three main advantages of OLED806 have been found. The OLED706 series has Ambilight on three sides and the OLED806 on four. The OLED706 lacks CalMAN Ready technology unlike the OLED806 .
In addition, the OLED706’s remote control looks much simpler. It has no aluminum / leather trim. In addition, the TV legs are different, although they are almost the same in size and position. So if you don’t dream of calibrating your TV automatically (manual calibration is still possible) and do without 4-way Ambilight, then the OLED706 is probably a good choice for a cheaper price.