Following on from TP Vision’s best ever year in 2020, when P5 equipped Philips OLED TVs won over 100 Best TV reviews and awards across European media, the company has continued with its policy of continuous development and improvement by introducing a new enhanced 5th generation P5 AI processing suite.
The 5th Gen P5 AI will debut on the new 2021 Philips OLED806/856 Ambilight models and will also feature on Philips TV’s first Ambilight mini-LED sets – in the 9636 and 9506 series – and will offer further picture quality improvements by introducing a new Film Detection category while for the first time adding the operation of the set’s light sensor to the AI functionality – to produce an even more refined PQ performance across all ambient light conditions.
The in-house developed AI functionality uses neural networks and machine learning to analyse millions of PQ test clips from a unique database created inhouse by the Philips TV & TP Vision’s development teams over the past 30 years.
The AI software creates a better balance between the five pillars of PQ (source, colour, contrast, motion and sharpness) by analysing all elements of the content, frame by frame, to reproduce a much more realistic, natural image.
TP Vision’s PQ experts have added an additional sixth category, with Film detection joining Landscape/nature, Face/skin tone, Motion/sports, Dark/contrast and Other. The AI function automatically selects the correct category and analyses all five PQ pillars, to adjust the balance between them – in order to create the most life-like image.
The inclusion of Film detection also allows the 5th Gen P5 to automatically ‘flag’ movies and offer the viewer the option to switch modes – including to a new Home Cinema Mode, Pure Cinema Mode or FMM.
Gamers or sports fans can also select the new Fast Motion Clarity feature, which avoids the ‘sample & hold’ motion blurring effect by continuously writing on screen images line-by-line, for a gradual transition from one image to the next, effectively operating as a scanning backlight.
Fast Motion Clarity (FMC) gives a subtle but ultra-realistic, smooth transition from image to image with increased sharpness but without introducing artefacts and avoids wide-area, field-flicker by running at 100Hz rather than the more usual 50Hz. Viewers will be offered four settings for FMC: Off, Low, High or AI
Philips TV continues to be one of very few manufacturers to offer support for all of the current HDR formats including HLG and both HDR10 & HDR10+ sources while also improving Dolby Vision encoded dynamic HDR content using the special “Dolby Bright mode”.