View Full Version : What happened to Aurea TVs?

04-20-2013, 07:32 AM

I have one of the original (1st gen) Aurea TVs by Philips. It failed a few weeks ago (screen went blank while sound and aurea still function) - fortunately its still covered for a couple more months under the shop extended warranty I bought with it. *phew*

Having it fail got me thinking though what I'm going to do on the day it eventually does die and its past the warranty... Sadly Philips have long since stopped importing TVs into Australia but I would have been willing to pay just about whatever it took to buy from overseas and import myself so that I could get the Aurea feature on a new TV. I've been checking out the whole range on the Philips website and doing some googling. From what I can see there were 3 generations of Aurea in the past and now Philips don't make them anymore - is that correct??

I adore the Aurea. Ambilight alone wouldn't seem as compelling to me :( Have Philips said anything about the future of this innovative TV feature?

Thanks, Ash.

04-23-2013, 08:56 AM
Hi Ash,

I'm not an ambilight expert or any but I would say that with the bevels getting thinner in past few years (less than 1 cm on some models) the transparant aurea bevel became more or less obsolete. The thin bevels do not disturb the overall image (screen+ambilight halo) a lot anymore.

04-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Hi Ash,

Nice to hear that you are such an Aurea fan! DadGommit hits the nail on the head: the current race to thinner TV's and smaller bezels does not allow that anymore.
But, do not worry, as we are currently developing an exciting new feature: a combination of TV and the "Philips Hue App" (Google a bit on that word to see what it is), that can even bring the Ambient Light experience to a whole new level.....in your whole room! See the pictures how that looks like (sorry for the bad quality). Notice the 2 lamps left and right from the TV with the Hue LED lamps inside, that follow the TV's AmbiLight colours. It will be introduced this year and will be available for Android and iOs. At that time more details will be revealed.


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04-24-2013, 10:35 AM
this will gone be only for Ambilight or for all tv philips even for 5507h/12?

04-25-2013, 07:05 AM
this will then be only for Ambilight or for all tv philips even for 5507h/12?

Dear FON,

It will work only on Philips AmbiLight TV’s of 2011 model or later (= type number 6 or higher in xxPFLxxx6). So it must have the AmbiLight feature...... And you'll need of course an iOS or Android device. But as I already mentioned earlier: "At that time more details will be revealed".


06-22-2013, 07:33 AM
some new news when it will be released

Philips - Ina
07-10-2013, 02:12 PM
some new news when it will be released

Hi all,

Announcement regarding the new Ambilight + Hue experience is now available here:



Best regards,

07-11-2013, 07:12 AM
Haha, this would look great,

Lets train the 'puppy-eyes' while looking at the philips hue, and my wife :D