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Philips Ambilight amBX division spun-off, want to get into gaming

Philips Ambilight amBX division spun-off, want to get into gaming

The Philips Research team responsible for the Ambilight color-changing LED system used on several Philips HDTVs, and which recently was established as the amBX division, has separated and will be run as a single business.  While Philips will still licence the technology - which synchronizes colors to emphasize the on-screen image - amBX will also market it to other companies in the hope that it becomes an industry standard.  As well as color, amBX devices can also use sound, rumble, airflow and, soon, smell to augment the on-screen entertainment or gaming experience.

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Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Philips Elevation Ambilight+Hue TV eyes-on

Given Philips' addiction to LED lighting on both its Ambilight TVs and its hue wireless lightbulbs, it's a surprise it took the company so long to cook up the Ambilight+hue system in the new Elevation TV. Announced back in July, the 60-inch Elevation builds on the existing Ambilight system by hooking in the rest of your living room smart lighting, matching all of the lamps to what's happening on-screen.

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Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips Hue Ambilight support arrives alongside 60″ Elevation TV

Philips has updated its Ambilight color-illumination system for TVs by integrating it with Hue wireless LED lightbulbs, spreading content-themed light effects around the room. The update - which comes with a new Ambilight+Hue app for iOS and Android, compatible with Ambilight TVs from 2011 onward - arrives alongside the Philips Elevation TV, a new ultra-slim 60-inch LCD TV with Ambilight "4-sided XL" for all-round colors.

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Philips hue LightStrips and Bloom Review

Philips hue LightStrips and Bloom Review

Philips has been making multi-colored lighting for some time, but even so the hue system came as a surprise last year. ZigBee-enabled wireless LED bulbs, remotely controlled by an open mobile app, and promising the sort of smart home functionality that would once have demanded many thousands for installation, hue quickly sold out in stores and built a loyal following of users and developers tapping into the API. Now, for 2013, there's the "Friends of hue" range, a new line of companion products that hook into hue ecosystem. LivingColors Bloom is a compact, portable lamp, while the LightStrip is a long, adhesive-backed strip of LEDs; read on for our full review.

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Philips Hue LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom add to wireless bulb family

Philips Hue LightStrips and LivingColors Bloom add to wireless bulb family

Philips has outed two new Hue-compatible LED multicolor lights as part of its "Friends of Hue" range, the LivingColors Bloom and LightStrips, each working with the remote control app and open API. The LightStrips is 6.6 feet of flexible LED light cord, with self-adhesive backing the ability to trim the length to suit your particular installation, and just as with the original Hue wireless lightbulbs it can be adjusted in color remotely as well as grouped up with multiple other lights for overall room scenes.

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Philips goes Smart TV crazy

Philips goes Smart TV crazy

Philips has outed its spring HDTV line-up, and smart TV has infiltrated all but the most budget sets while the company pushes ahead with its colorful Ambilight mood lighting system. The Philips 7000 and 6000 Series sit at the top of the range, with active and passive 3D support respectively, support for two-player full-screen gaming, and streaming from services like YouTube and Netflix. Full details after the cut.

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Philips shedding HDTV business amid dire losses

Philips shedding HDTV business amid dire losses

Philips may be producing some of the more curious HDTVs around at the moment - its Cinema 21:9 range of super-widescreen sets, such as the most recent Gold model, are particularly eye-catching - but it seems converting that curiosity to purchases continues to escape the company. According to Philips' latest financial release [pdf link], it will be spinning off TV production to a joint-business with existing partner display manufacturer TPV, leaving it with just 30-percent of the company.

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Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold HDTV: 3D, two-player full-screen gaming, more

Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold HDTV: 3D, two-player full-screen gaming, more

Philips has outed the latest in its ridiculously wide Cinema 21:9 HDTV range, the new Philips Cinema 21:9 Gold Series TV. The first 21:9 aspect 3D capable TV, the new set has a 50-inch panel which uses passive 3D glasses, along with Smart TV functionality and real-time 2D-to-3D conversion. There's also a 3D gaming mode which allows two players to see a full-screen 2D view simultaneously.

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