Ambilight - the only desirable feature of Philips TVs.
When you think of television, Philips is probably not the first name that pops up in your mind. Well, my apartment is about to finish and I’m looking for a TV that could stand as a master piece of furniture in the living room. I’ve managed to narrow down my choices to two: the 2014 models of either Sony or Samsung.
But then this thing was brought to my attention: the Ambilight. This three rails of color LED bulbs that project whatever is also shown on screen to the rear of the set. And like what’s advertised by Philips, it does make you feel like the picture is extended beyond the screen’s size.
The problem is Philips is just so costly whilst not being so experimental with their smart TV functionalities and the specs of the screen itself. The set isn’t as slim as what’s being offered on top of the line of its rivals.
If only someone could create an aftermarket solution for other television sets; selling these LED strips as accessories to other TV brands. Definitely a market opportunity. And I don’t think that Philips’ patent would cover the application as long as it’s not being sold in the US.