Posted Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It offers control via tablet, smartphone, or remote and gives you access to the usual assortment of streaming content as well as HbbTV – a new European standard.
Bang & Olufsen have launched a new series of connected TVs, including a 46 inch set, a 55 inch set and a 40 incher that's priced right around $8,000. Cost, of course, increases as screen size does.
So what does all that money get you? Feature wise, the set is about the same as most, though it doesn't appear to offer as many streaming and app options as its competitors. It packs Wi-Fi and allows control by smartphones and tablets, all of which tie in to streaming, DLNA compliance and similar.
The one thing that the new B&O set has that really sets it apart is its compliance with a new Pan-European standard known as HbbTV, which will be used for gaming, voting, and other interactive purposes.
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