B&O Offers Design-Centric 4K Ultra HD Monitors That Rock And Roll
B&O’s BeoVision 14 4K entertainment monitor showing optional oak lamella speaker covering.
High-end Danish AV electronics manufacturer Bang & Olufsen used CEDIA Expo to show U.S. custom electronics designers and installers that it’s still in the video display game by presenting two series of 4K Ultra HD including models in its BeoVision 14 and new BeoVision Horizon series.
Both series use 4K- Ultra HD LCD panels with direct-type LED backlighting and global dimming in elegantly crafted cabinets that place heavy emphasis on modern aesthetics and Scandinavian style.
Read more about the new B&O TV series after the jump:
The BeoVision 14 line, which was originally unveiled earlier this summer, featured Ultra HD displays with wood-accented front grills.
The wood accents are part of an optional oak lamella covering that goes over the monitors’ built-in three-way stereo speakers. The design covering adds about $1,200 to the base prices of $7,046 and $9,546 for the BeoVision 14, 40 and 55-inch screen sizes, respectively.
The BeoVision 14 models incorporate the Android platform that supports Google Cast streaming using connected smart phones or tablets. The company does not include over-the-air tuners in the displays, excluding from “TV” category. B&O does include its BeoLink multiroom technology that is designed to sync the displays with other B&O devices, including its Beosound 1 and 2 wireless speakers.
The company also unveiled its BeoVision Horizon monitor series, which is targeted at upscale consumers who need their televisions to be frequently repositioned to follow them around the room. Models in the series include 40- and 46-inch screen sizes, priced at $3,495 and $5,495, respectively.
Both feature metallic picture-like bezel frames and are positioned on a variety of animated bases, including a rotating wheel stand that allows you to roll the video display around the room or even in an adjoining room, provided you include the necessary length of cabling for power and source connections. Features in the Horizon video display series are similar to the BeoVision 14 models – they support 4K resolution but not high dynamic range (HDR) or a wide color gamut, like premium monitors sold by market share leading companies.
But both series will appeal to trendy home and condo owners who place modern design and styling at the top of their lists when buying electronics products, and like their devices to interconnect for convenience and interoperability.
By Greg Tarr
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