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P&F Unveils the Ultimate Entertainment Solution for Consumers with New Built-in Gaming Pack
[August 03, 2011]

P&F Unveils the Ultimate Entertainment Solution for Consumers with New Built-in Gaming Pack


NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Bringing a new element of fun into the living room, P&F packs ActiveVideo Networks' TAG Games in the new Philips (News - Alert) 4000 and 5000 television series with MediaConnect technology. Now consumers can play more than a dozen different games such as Sudoku, Club 21, Mummy Maze or High Stakes Hold 'Em on the TV by themselves, with a family member or with someone a thousand miles away via Internet connectivity. So even those who have the highest score in the house on Bejeweled 2 can still take their game to the next level by competing with others all around the globe. These sets also feature Philips MediaConnect, which allows consumers to wirelessly connect the PC to the TV for unlimited access to online movies, photos, documents, videos, social networking and more. The PC is mirrored on the TV screen and the entire Internet is one click away.

"Consumers want to do more than just watch TV and the addition of TAG Games affirms our commitment to creating the ultimate entertainment experience for consumers," said Todd Richardson (News - Alert), senior vice president of sales and marketing for P&F, exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theaters in North America. "Our MediaConnect option leads the way as the only solution on the market that delivers a simple, integrated solution allowing consumers to access all their PC content without boundaries. These sets are also packed with Vudu™ and Facebook (News - Alert)®, as well as the world's first connected TV Apps to be powered by ActiveVideo's CloudTV platform, and we are adding more daily. Whether it's family photos, personal documents, social media or online videos, if consumers can access it on a personal computer, they can now enjoy it on their TV as well, wirelesly."



Total Access - the Computer and TV as One Ultimate Entertainment Hub

Globally 70 percent1 of online consumers watched video over the Internet and many want that same experience on their television. Unlike IPTV (News - Alert) sets today that are limited to widgets, apps and/or selected sites, Philips MediaConnect allows for navigating anywhere on the internet. MediaConnect opens the world of PC navigation on the television without the need for physically cabling the PC to the TV. Anything and everything that can be seen on the computer can now be viewed wirelessly on the big screen. The sky is truly the limit for accessing PC content and surfing the web - if it can be accessed via the computer now consumers can access it on their televisions as well.


Games and Apps - Offering endless options for entertainment

The new 4000 and 5000 series offer wireless connectivity to allow consumers to not only surf the web, but also play games with far away friends or test their skills with someone they have never met. There are 13 games available and the convenience of Wi-Fi allows for easy updates as more games and apps are added. In addition to gaming, Philips TVs feature NetTV, which instantly connects consumers wirelessly to a world of services including Netflix®, Vudu, Facebook, Film Fresh, Pandora, Twitter (News - Alert)® and more. V-tuner Internet™ radio expands consumers' entertainment options allowing the ability to tune into to a host of worldwide radio broadcasts. The addition of the CloudTV service gives consumers the most powerful Smart TV tool available to explore and add a host of applications for maximum access to TV shows, movies and more. P&F continues to explore new partnerships with entertainment and shopping outlets to continue adding apps to the NetTV window.

For more information on these products, please visit www.hd.philips.com.

About P&F

P&F is a subsidiary of the Funai Electric Co., LTD, Inc. and is the exclusive licensee for Philips consumer televisions and home theater and Philips Hospitality in North America. Funai Electric Co., Ltd., established in 1961, is headquartered in Osaka, Japan and is listed in the Tokyo Securities Exchange First Section (6839). In addition to the consumer electronic product brands sold by FUNAI Corporation and the products sold by other FUNAI sales and marketing companies in Asia, Europe, and South America, Funai Electric Company, Ltd. is a major original equipment manufacturer (OEM) supplier for appliance, consumer electronics, computer, and computer peripheral companies on a global basis.

For more information on the Funai group, please visit www.funaiworld.com.

Blu-ray Disc (BD) is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA). CloudTV is a trademark of ActiveVideo Networks™.

1 According to the Nielson Report


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