IFA 2016 Thomson B5 Series: A minimalist and dynamic design which blends into the home


Berlin, September 2nd, 2016. Showcased at this year’s IFA, the B5 Series TV from Thomson, is part of its range of friendly technology, integrating a new user-friendly and intuitive interface.

For over 120 years, Thomson has strived to make technology accessible to as many people as possible and occupies a special place in families' daily lives. All of the brand's products are cha¬racterised by an understated and elegant design, innovative features and extremely easy use.

The new B5 series, available in white or black, is imagined as a large screen TV for the whole family, which, thanks to its minimalist and dynamic design, blends in easily into every home. The ultra-slim bezel reduces the sensation of size to the minimum, while providing a large picture for more immersion and a concentration of all its technology on the inside. Thanks to Pure Image video processing, the Full HD picture is rich in detail and dis-plays precise contours.

A new more ergonomic Smart TV interface

With the growing complexity of embedded technology, many televisions start up as slowly as a desktop computer. Thanks to the smart energy-saving mode of the Thomson B5 series TV, Instant Power On technology guarantees that the picture will appear in under five seconds - four times quicker than most televisions on the market. These fast reactions are made possible by the new quadruple core processor which is able to process a vast quantity of information and several actions at the same time.

With Thomson TV+, B5 televisions connect through a quick, simple and user-friendly interface to access all content easily, such as video on demand, catch-up TV or applications adapted to the large screen. For optimum picture quality, Thomson Smart and Ultra HD televisions enable Netflix content to be displayed in very high resolution. Simply activate the Ultra HD option in the Netflix application to be able to watch films and TV series in optimum definition.

The B5 TV also includes Guide On, the Thomson programme guide which gives an overview of what's on now with detailed info and the upcoming programme 21 days ahead. If looking for a particular programme or film, this can be found easily with the category and release date index. What's more, it adapts to what the users like to watch with personalised recommendations and rebroadcast dates if a programme is missed.

Wireless connectivity, listening and control

Thanks to WiFi Display technology, a tablet or smartphone can be connected wirelessly to display its content on the large screen with resolution up to 1080p and 5.1 audio quality. The USB port also enables the user to play videos or look at photos in large format and high definition.

Thomson televisions integrates Bluetooth connectivity which allows to minimize the amount of cables. To listen through headphones or amplify volume with a sound bar, simply choose a Bluetooth model and the television's sound will play wireless. The remote control allows to adjust the volume independently of the television's volume. A keyboard and mouse can also be connected via Bluetooth, practical for browsing the television's connected interface and using the ser¬vices available over the Web.

At the heart of the actions with Sports Mode

Last but not least, the B5 TV integrates a Sports mode, specifically designed to enhance the sporting viewing experience on TV, whatever the sport. In sports mode, the television interleaves additional images and controls the high frequency backlighting. This guarantees perfect fluidity under all conditions. In combination with algorithms developed specifically for broadcasting sport events, Thomson televisions provide excellent image clarity, even when the action heats up. While the picture is perfectly fluid, so are the contours and details.

The Thomson B5 Series is available now in 40’’ at the estimated retail price of 399€.

For more information about this and other THOMSON products, please visit the TCL / Thomson booth at Booth #102, Hall 21.


With a rich heritage stretching back over 120 years, the Thomson brand has taken part in the greatest technological revolutions and has always set out to make innovation accessible to all. Today, the Thomson brand is there to help us all in our daily lives at home and beyond, through one of the widest ranges of products and useful, innovative, reliable and stylish solutions: TV / Audio-Video / Telephony / Computers / Connected products / Home / Appliances / Health and Welfare.

Thomson is a trademark of TECHNICOLOR S.A. used under licence to TCL.

More information at http://www.thomsonconsumer.com/

About TCL Corporation

TCL Corporation is a global manufacturer of smart products and provider of Internet application services. The wholly-listed TCL Corporation (000100. SZ) consists of TCL Multimedia (01070. HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK), TCL Display (00334. HK) and Tonly Electronics (01249. HK). Founded in 1981, TCL runs businesses with a workforce of 75,000 employees, with offices in over 80 countries and regions across Asia, America, Europe and Oceania, along with 23 R&D centers and 21 manufacturing bases. TCL reported operating revenue of 46.68 billion yuan (approx. US$7.15 billion) for the first half year of 2015 and the brand value equal to 71 billion yuan (approx. US$10.86 billion), ranking first among the TV brands in China.

About TCL Multimedia

Headquartered in China, TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE: 01070) is one of the leading players in the global TV industry, engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and distribution of consumer electronic products. Through a new product-and-user-oriented business model that focuses primarily on a “double +” strategy which includes “intelligence + Internet” and “products + services” as the main direction, striving to become a “global entertainment technology enterprise” that provides integrated entertainment solutions to customers.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.tcl.eu

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