Posted Fri May 21, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
B&O's new TV isn't cheap, but at least it looks nice.
Bang & Olufsen is a strange case. While other manufacturers focus on making their televisions cheaper and slimmer, B&O seems to take the opposite approach.
The BeoVision 8 is much smaller than the BeoVision 10, which had a set of speakers attached that made it just as tall as it was wide. Instead, it's got full range speakers -- specially tuned for voice reproduction -- flanking the screen. Underneath the set are down-facing bass speakers.
"What we did," says David Lewis, a designer for B&O, "was move the sound forward and up, designing the TV like a proper stage with an orchestra pit."
The BeoVision 8 is what B&O calls "an advanced yet entry-level TV." You'll be able to pick the 40 inch set up this summer at a price of $5,400.
Source: Bang & Olufsen
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