Demnark’s Bang & Olufsen has updated their BeoVision 7 high-end LCD television for North American consumers just in time for the end-of-year-holidays…at least for those North American consumers to whom money is no object. Previously available in a 40-inch size, the BeoVision 7 is not available with a 55-inch screen size, and rolls in a Blu-ray player and B&O’s exclusive BeoSystem 4 video engine, which the company promises offers superior video processing and image quality compared to other similarly-sized displays. Plus, the company offers two motorized floor stand options—one low and one tall—so customers can control the angle of their TVs with the touch of a button.
“BeoVision 7-55 is the cornerstone in the intelligent home as it is a fantastic hub for combining audio and video experiences with other home automation systems,” says Bang & Olufsen America president Zean Nielsen, in a statement. “For many customers, home automation is becoming more and more interesting, and due to increasingly sophisticated interfaces, Bang & Olufsen customers can actually control and operate all their A/V and home automation equipment from the programmable Beo5 remote control all over the house.”
The BeoVision 7-55 features LED backlighting with local dimming for enhanced contrast, a 120 Hz refresh rate, an integrated Blu-ray disc player and “amazing” sound performance with an included separate center speaker—it can also be combined with BeoLab 7-6 and BeoLab 7-4 speakers for a customized audio setup.
However, the BeoVision 7-55 does not come cheap: suggested prices start at $18,700, although that includes a floor stand and central speaker, and the units will be available in dark grey, red, blue, and black, and aluminum finishes sometime this month.
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