A Plasma You Don’t Need At A Price You Probably Can’t Afford

Posted Tue Jul 7, 2009 at 11:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Coming in at right around $100,000, Bang & Olufsen’s 103” plasma is an exercise in excess.

Exclusive to Selfridge’s of London, the new Bang and Olufsen Beovision plasma is the most unnecessarily opulent television on the market coming in at £62,500, or about $100,000 USD. By comparison, that’s the same price as a fleet of five 2010 Ford Mustangs, or one hundred and forty-two of Philips’ new theatrical aspect ratio Cinema televisions.

So what does that get you? The Beovision 4-103 is a full HD display weighing in at over five hundred pounds. It not only detects what type of media is being played on it so that it can adjust appropriately, it will also detect the color of your walls, and the light in your room to ensure the best possible picture. Adding to that is a built in color manager that acts like “Anti-wrinkle cream for your TV”.

Of course, that price tag only covers the TV, tack on another $50k for speakers, $20k for installation, not to mention additional costs for the stand and mount. So maybe you’ll never be able to afford this, but if you go hang out at Selfridge’s, you might be able to make friends with someone who can.

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Tags: HD Gear, Industry Trends, Selfridge, Bang & Olufsen (all tags)