Philips’ latest Ambilight OLED is the ultimate premium TV for gaming, movies and sports

OLED807 improves on last year’s champion with even better picture, boosted sound and the immersive viewing magic of Ambilight

Philips OLED807 with Next Gen Ambilight
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Shopping for a new TV can be a confusing task. The market is awash with samey TVs and while most of them offer excellent picture quality, the same often can’t be said for the sound. Philips’ OLED806 was one of the best televisions of 2021, winning multiple awards including TV of the year from the experts at What Hi-Fi? The OLED806 had great pictures, naturally, but also offered superb audio without the need for a bulky and expensive external sound bar. It also had Philips very own Ambilight technology – more on that shortly.

Well, the good news is that the best just got better in just about every regard. Philips is back in 2022 with, logically enough, the OLED807 OLED smart TV (opens in new tab). It improves on every area of the 806, including even better picture quality and boosted sound. 

The icing on the cake is a 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. Ambilight gives the impression of the image extending beyond the edges of the set, reduces eye strain, gives a perceived contrast improvement and creates a uniquely immersive viewing experience. 

If you’re in the market for a new, high-end TV with all the trimmings, there’s nothing that can match the OLED807 for all-round quality and bang for your buck. Take a deep breath as we dive into the OLED807’s extremely rich set of features, and you’ll see why your new television should be this Philips flagship, whether you’re a movie lover, a gamer or a sports fan. Or all three, indeed.

Better picture

Phillips OLED807 with Next Gen Ambilight

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Philips has found a way to take 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 (see below for more on that).

A new, sixth-generation P5 AI picture processor offers all-new Ambient Intelligence to optimise 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 still incredibly rare.

Better sound

Philips OLED807 with Next Gen Ambilight

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Say goodbye to underwhelming sound from your flatscreen TV. The OLED806 was highly rated for audio quality, and the OLED807 builds 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 DTS Play-Fi external speakers, the OLED807 can also act as a dedicated centre channel for your wireless sound system.

Better Ambilight!

Phillips OLED807 with Next Gen Ambilight

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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 is 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.

Great for gamers

Thanks to HDMI 2.1 connectivity the OLED807 supports such goodies 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 the Smart TV trimmings

Phillips OLED807 with Next Gen Ambilight

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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

Choose between 48-, 55-, 65- and 77-inch options. 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 bezels so tiny they’re barely there. 

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