On its journey to our televisions, the streamed content we enjoy today is processed, coded, compressed and packeted. Data gets left off, signals degrade and artefacts are introduced.

 

Without correction, these flaws pass through to our TV screens, where they are faithfully reproduced in ultra high definition.

 

This is where the Philips P5 picture processor comes in.

Five processors in one

 

Five processors in one, the P5 has the processing power necessary to handle the immense volumes of data that now come with Ultra HD and 4K pictures. The P5 analyses and individually addresses each of the 5 variables that define picture quality: Source perfection, Sharpness, Colour, Contrast and Motion.

 

No matter how your picture arrives, the P5 will make sure it looks incredible.

Source Perfection

 

Visual imperfections such as noice and artefacts can be seen in almost all television content. The P5 corrects these, reducing noise without introducing annoying blurring and eliminating banding by extending 8 bit video to near 14 bit precision.

Perfect Sharpness

 

Most pictures have a resolution that is just a fraction of the 4K that today’s screens are capable of displaying. The P5’s Detail Enhancer upscaling algorithm solves this by transforming content into a sharper Ultra HD picture. The result is a more refined image with noticeably more depth and dimension.

Perfect Color

 

The 10-bit colour processing used in most TVs restricts the range of colours that can be shown, regardless of the display quality. By applying 17-bit processing, the P5 unlocks millions more colours. Saturations are more vivid and intense, while skin tones are more natural.

Perfect Contrast

     

By expanding the range of contrast, the P5 can make bright parts of the image brighter and darker areas ‘more black’. The result is a picture with more depth and preservation of detail, creating more of the feeling that you are ‘inside’ the action.

Perfect Motion

   

Film cameras capture motion by taking 24 individual photos, or ‘frames’ each second. Because of this, we experience fast camera movements as disturbing ‘judder’. The P5 adds three extra ‘in between’ images to each original frame for an incredibly smooth, fluid and natural viewing experience.