Up close with Philips' new flatscreen gang

We're a little weary after lengthy tour round Philips' entire product range for this year, including its toothbrushes and smoothie makers. As we menti

We're a little weary after lengthy tour round Philips' entire product range for this year, including its toothbrushes and smoothie makers. As we mentioned two days ago the main new announcements are an updated Ambilight range and new iPod docks, and now we can give you the full lowdown on the new boys.

The flagship Aurea (above) will still head its TV range, but Philips told us that is working on new sizes beyond the current 42in offering. A prototype 47in version has been made and smaller sizes are in the pipeline, but sadly we won't see these till early 2009. Surprisingly given its £3,000 price tag, the Aurea will be sticking with its 2007 chip for picture processing rather than the new 2008 Pixel Perfect HD number – we'll be getting a review sample in soon to see whether this hinders its chances.

The lucky recipients of the latest Pixel Perfect wizadry are instead the new 9000 series (below). These good-looking sets also include the updated Ambilight Spectra tech (first included in Aurea), which emits the trademark colourful halo in a more subtle fashion, and claims to reduce eye strain. Even if you're sceptical about this, it's undoubtedly very pretty. There's no official pricing yet, but they will be with us in late April.

We also managed to extract pricing and availability for its new iPod docks. The DC910 (below), which includes an SD card slot and an adjustable dock for your iPod Touch, will be out in June for £129. The towering DC570 (second below), meanwhile, will bring its subwoofer-enhanced output to the UK in July for a not unreasonable £179. Look out for reviews of both soon.