Bang & Olufsen recently launched its first Smart TV, BeoVision 11. It features an all-in-one entertainment and information hub for the entire family. With BeoVision 11, Bang & Olufsen has attempted to create a balance of form, function and technology that will keep everyone in the digital household happy.
Bang & Olufsen has engineered an experience that puts six speakers into BeoVision 11’s slim interior, and powers each of them with its own dedicated 32 watt ICEpower amplifier. Their enclosure is supported with rubber bushings to wipe out vibrations in the rest of the TV. A new digital signal-processing algorithm pulls it all together, and switches between dedicated sound modes when it detects music, sports, drama, movies, etc. BeoVision 11 offers a full digital surround sound decoder module that delivers up to 12 audio channels using Bang & Olufsen’s TrueImage processor.
At the heart of BeoVision 11 is an all-new video engine that drives the 240Hz LED-based LCD screen, with glare polarizer, in either 2D or 3D. The two-sided LED backlight features 1.5 D local dimming to improve contrast in 2D viewing.
Bang & Olufsen also introduces 360 degree Automatic Picture Control which senses ambient light not only in front of the screen, but also behind it and to both sides, to continuously adjust brightness and contrast.
BeoVision 11 is the first television to feature a Bang & Olufsen Smart TV, a new platform that lets you switch between television channels and the internet. There is also a Picture and Picture function where the viewer can watch both at the same time.
Just connect your set to the internet, wirelessly or wired, choose between popular apps such as YouTube and Facebook, or surf wherever else you want to go. You can even save bookmarks. Page navigation can be handled with the dedicated remote by Bang & Olufsen, or you can use your iPad or Android tablet – and the BeoRemote app – to take advantage of QWERTY keyboards.
BeoVision 11 is a DLNA TV, which makes it simple to stream music from a smart phone and to watch a film stored on a NAS drive. In addition it provides connectivity through Wireless Network 2.4 or 5 GHz. Other connections include an Ethernet connection for software updates, two USB ports, three control outlets for control of up to six connected devices, and six HDMI sockets. Additionally, Apple aficionados will appreciate the dedicated space inside the cabinet for Apple TV.
BeoVision 11 offers a wealth of color choices to match almost any decor. You can choose between six front fabric colors, (blue, black, white, silver, red, and dark gray), a front frame in silver or black, and rear cabinet in black or white.
It has four stand options to make it easier to place the Bang & Olufsen Smart TV where it best fits into the family’s home and lifestyle. From a the motorized floor stand to the new motorized wall bracket: just grab the remote to turn the TV out from the wall in any angle up to 90 degrees and turn it back – and out of the way – when you are done. A wall bracket with manual turn and an easel stand are also available.
BeoVision 11 is available in 40″, 46″ and 55″. On sale exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores right now. Prices begin at: USD $5,995.