Philips has today announced a refresh of its HDTV lineup, revealing nineteen new LED-backlit smart TVs for 2012. The company is bringing its smart TV platform to almost its entire range, from the 55-inch flagship Ambilight model right down to its low-end 19-inch 720p set.
Nineteen. There’s lots of speculation about Apple entering the TV market. No one knows anything for sure, but the one thing I do know is Apple won’t ever, no matter how successful its TV business becomes, announce nineteen TVs. My recommendation to Philips is to focus on at most three models: M, L, XL. And don’t use cryptic model names like 6000 series or 7000 series. No one knows what the crap they mean.