Dutch website Tweakers writes that models with 32 to 47 inch screens in the 8000- and 9000-series are affected.
According to TPVision, the company that now sells Philips branded TVs, the early models only use sha-1 certificates for a secure network connection, and it is not possible to upload a software update for sha-2 support, which they say is now needed.
Philips Smart TVs from 2010 onwards will receive the update. Current models are not running on the Net TV platform anymore, but instead use Google Android TV. Some Philips models also run Google TV, for which support stopped in 2014.
In February 2016, Gibson Innovations has disabled smart TV functionality on Blu-ray and media players with the Philips brand without prior notice to its users.
Viewers who were affected received a Google Chromecast to compensate for the terminating of the smart TV support on these devices.
Earlier this year, Microsoft ended support for Skype on smart TVs.
UPDATE – TP Vision is planning to compensate owners of these old TV sets with a Amazon Fire TV Stick, which can turn the TV once again in a smart TV. Affected owners of a Philips smart TV need to contact Customer Care from Philips.