Philips introduces its new ultra-slim DVD-Video player, the DVD Q50. This stylish player is designed to appeal to consumers who want to combine superior digital video performance with outstanding design quality.
The DVD Q50 has an ultra-slim format with a stylish silver design and jewelry detailing. The use of an aluminum front with glass insert creates a distinctive and elegant appearance that clearly places it in the high-end segment. Next to its exceptional design, the DVD Q50 incorporates Philips’ latest picture improvement technology. Numerous picture enhancements are combined to create the premier home viewing experience.
Digital Crystal Clear, a package of state-of-the-art picture improvement features was first successfully introduced in Philips’ high-end TVs. The new Digital Crystal ClearTM provides a unique combination of innovations that give the DVD Q50 a visibly clearer, purer and sharper picture. Digital Crystal Clear includes 54 MHz/10-bit video processing that is capable of handling 4x-video over-sampling to preserve the finest details. In addition, it offers a set of advanced video picture adjustment settings like Chroma Luma delay to prevent bleeding of color, Gamma adjustments for better contrast and DNR/Sharpness adjustments for sharply detailed and noise-free images. Digital Zoom with multiple zoom factors gives consumers a choice of viewing perspectives at the highest resolution, and a five-disc Resume function enables disc playback to be restarted at the same point after a pause or interruption.
Other specific features incorporated in the Philips DVD Q50 include built-in AC-3, DTS and Dolby Digital audio decoding, a dual discrete laser pick-up for optimum read-out of DVD and CD-discs, including CD-R and CD-RW discs, Smart PictureTM and Smart PowerTM On/Off. Philips’ parental control with an 80-disc memory is incorporated to allow parents to supervise children’s viewing.
New DVD player for Philips Design Line and Philips Home Cinema range
In addition to the DVD Q50, Philips will introduce a new DVD Player, the DVD870, which has been designed for the Philips Design Line range. The product includes harmoniously integrated design elements of the Design Line range, and is available in Lilac, Ivory and Platinum. The new DVD952 product has been introduced to match the Philips home cinema range.
Plays all DVD-Video, Video CD, MP3 CD, Audio CD, CD-R and CD-RW discs
Like all Philips DVD-Video players, the DVD Q50 plays all DVD-Video, Video CD and Audio CD discs. An important new feature of the DVD Q50, DVD870 and DVD952 is that it also plays MP3-CDs, as well as CD-R and CD-RW discs.
A wide range of output connections allow the Philips DVD Q50, DVD870 and DVD952 to be combined with all kinds of audio equipment, enabling it to form the basis of the most advanced Home Cinema systems. The DVD 952 and the DVD Q50 have integrated Dolby Digital and DTS decoders with 6 analog outputs, as well as digital coaxial and optical outputs for Dolby Digital, DTS and linear stereo PCM. They offer a choice of parallel video connections including RGB on SCART as well as Component Video outputs the highest-quality video output to conventional TVs and video projectors.
The Philips DVD Q50, DVD870 and DVD952 will be available from August 2001 onwards.