The Gadgetell team is now in the press room for Philips big announcement. Looks like the Vegas rain will hold off but the sun has yet to show. We’ll see if Philips plan can brighten this room any. Remember to hit Ctrl R or F5 to refresh to keep up with the action.
by Adam Berger on January 6, 2008 at 4:49 pm
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Now he's speaking of the new crystal headphones and black crystal locks. He calls them hi-fashion, I call them ghetto.
Click for a larger image.Building on the success of the Ambisound speaker systems, they're launching the new version which features a full 5.1 surround sound system via 1 piece. "It boasts HDMI inputs and 1080p upconverting."
Click for a larger image.The HDMI 15 is also new and has an iPod dock on the body. Philips BTM 630 is for iPod, digital audio players, cellphone, CD, USB, SD, or MMC card. You can have your phone connected via Bluetooth and use it as a speakerphone.
The 7000 series has Invisible Sound System built in, and doesn't even have any holes. The sound comes from the back, and travels around the bezel of the case to get around the room. 1080p Panel, 120Hz clear LCD. 2ms Response time -- impressive.
Muller is touting the Ultimate Dream TV, a recipient of a CEA 2008 Design and Engineer Award. The design will come in a 7000, 5000, and a 3000 series.
Please welcome Stewart Muller, the head of our Philips Consumer Lifestyle Sales business in America. Muller is mentioning that they're going to expand their business and they have some "lofty ambitions." "The reinvention of Television"
They just showed a video touting the availability of Rhapsody on Philips devices in the U.S. Rowlen made mention that their goal is to "have every song in the world on their service." Sounds a lot like Google's mission, don't cha think?
Matt Rowlen, Vice President of RealNetworks, Inc. is taking the stage with Andreas for an announcement...
We're taking the design concept one step further with some of the new launches today, including Design Collection. Some TVs that were hanging on the back of swivels spun around and revealed themselves, and we're now watching another PR video. The new Design Collection looks kind of like the new iMac in a way...
In a world where technology is pretty much effective 100% of the time, he says, that design is next in line.
I forgot to mention, he's the "Executive Vice-President Royal Philips Electronics" as well. Quite a decorated man...
"Please welcome Andrea Ragnetti, CEO Philips Consumer Lifestyle" Andrea is explaining how he is taking over the Lifestyle products and consumer electronics, and the former guy is now in charge of lighting.
Photos of the scene are on their way. As usual, Philips has their white themed room with the slogan "Sense and Simplicity." Right now we're watching a bizarre film where there's a lady touching a Philips Flat Panel.