Philips' swank new DesignLine televisions are a work of art

By Shawn Knight
Mar 16, 2013
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  1. Television design has come a long way since the advent of flat panel displays, much to the praise of interior decorators the world over. But even still, some of today’s slickest sets are considered an eyesore to many. To that...

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  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    I would expect to see Samsung do this, not Philips. Samsung kinda already has this, but it isnt leaning against a wall.
  3. HiDDeNMisT

    HiDDeNMisT TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 191   +10

    This looks really cool. I'd have to see it in action before I buy it tho.
  4. Camikazi

    Camikazi TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 293   +42

    Is there a reason why everything shown on the screen is animation and no people or real places?
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,196   +228

    What's with that crazy spot on the screen for about half of the video even when changing scenes? Made me think I had out pixels on my monitor for a minute.
  6. Jesse

    Jesse TechSpot Staff Posts: 368   +39

    I like the edge to edge glass, but I don't like how it leans against the wall. I would want one without the glass base that I could mount to the wall.
  7. AccordXTC

    AccordXTC Newcomer, in training

    Ummm so wait the Philips that is leaving the TV market after 83 years is making a TV? Is this the Brett Favres tactic lol
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  8. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    Oh they are exiting the business? Havent heard about that.
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,086   +154

    Interesting... nice to see something new with designs
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,000   +710

  11. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,000   +710

    Hey, maybe they changed their minds, maybe they're just going to concentrate on TVs. Maybe they're trying to impress a potential buyer for that segment of their business.. There's no such concrete thing as "future news" is there?

    In other past "future news" stories, Hostess Baking will never really go out of business...;)
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  13. gamoniac

    gamoniac TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +45

    That's what I was wondering about when reading this news. I hope Philips will keep the consumer TV line. They make good products. Samsung is just killing everyone with their low prices. (I have both companies' products in my living room).

    Anyway, they really take "thinking outside the box" to a new level -- see video :)
     
  14. nismo91

    nismo91 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 989   +6

    I really like this new TV design. however, I never find their existing TVs (even the 8000 series) and HTiBs outstanding. they did quite a job with ambilight though. look at how many tried to DIY it.

    im rather surprised philips quit this industry. some of their audio-visual products are pretty good. I have plenty of philips stuff, and my favorites are its universal remote and some of their in-ear earphones, especially the sports-oriented SHS8000. I considered their stuff to be reasonably priced. well that or a streak of deals.
  15. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Samsung is about to get nuked. Literally. Buy anything but them.
  16. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,000   +710

    You have to cherry pick manufacturer's product lines, and part of brand preference is simply the luck you have with your first examples. Once upon a time Panasonic's "Technics" brand of LP turntables wore like iron, and were priced right. However, their home audio receivers were s***, and never quite met the published specs. Samsung and Toshiba are in cahoots on different products. I'm not overwhelmed by either product line in any category.

    And as always, your results, likes, dislikes, and good or bad luck, may vary.
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,061   +1,179

    Why would Samsung get nuked?
    Did I miss a story somewhere, about an issue with Samsung?
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,000   +710

    It sounds like somebody didn't have their nap, and is tired and bored of being mad at Sony....:oops:
  19. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,088   +723

    All of my TVs in the past years have been Samsungs, currently I have 3 flat screens in my home, and they are all Samsung, havent had any issues.
  20. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 902   +71

    Still looking for a manufacture to hit on price. Design and features aren't my first concerns.
  21. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    North Korea called off the armistice with South Korea. So I'm just saying if Lil' Kim wants to, Samsung could no longer exist tomorrow because it's a South Korean company.

    I'll never stop being mad at Sony, but thanks for noticing.
  22. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,000   +710

    If that's the case, then we should buy as much Toshiba / Samsung as possible before the price goes "sky high"! (Pun intended).

    Hey wait the, "Lil Kim" name is taken. Maybe we could send her to South Korea is anticipation of it being nuked!;)

    'Cause you know what they say, "in the end there can be only one"....:)
  23. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,246   +213

    I watched the video and was confused, lots of talk, very little showing of the TV. Then they showed it in a very 'modern' apartment, which most people don't have. Something, or several things, aren't sitting right with me on this TV..
  24. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    How is the design good? It's terrible. The angle of the tv makes the screen less rectangular from a couch position than standard TV's. Therefore, worse.
  25. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,061   +1,179

    Not to mention glare from over head lighting. Even anti-glare filters will show signs of reflection.


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