updated 04:55 pm EST, Thu November 16, 2006
Philips LCD and Plasma TVs
Philips has just launched two new premium HDTVs in advance of the holidays. At the forefront is the company's 63PF9631D (pictured at left), one of the largest plasmas available at 63 inches. Though capable only of 1080i, the display has a USB port to directly play images and music from attached cameras or music players. Smaller but more feature-laden is the upcoming 47PF9441D (right), according to the company. This 47-inch LCD will be capable of a full 1080p resolution. Both sets will have Philips' Pixel Plus 3 HD, which is said to upscale even lower-quality DVD video to the displays' native resolutions, as well as dual HDMI connectors and virtual Dolby surround from their chin-mounted stereo speakers. The 63-inch system is already shipping to stores for $6,000 while its 47-inch counterpart is being readied for a December launch at a price of $3,000.