Philips showed a prototype 100-inch LCD at the IFA show in Berlin. This LCD panel has the company’s Ambilight Full Surround four-sided backlighting designed to make for a more immersive viewing experience. In fact, the Ambilight is quite a bit more sophisticated than just backlighting. The colors of the lights change to match the colors and brightness of the images being displayed on the television’s screen.
This year Philips is adding two new versions of Ambilight – Ambilight Full Surround, which projects ambient light on all four sides of the panel, and Ambilight Surround, with lighting units on three sides.