March 2, 2005

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7 32-Inch TV, Entertainment Center

Posted at March 2, 2005 11:38 PM

Somebody please buy one of these so i can come to your house:


Bang & Olufsen’s BeoVision 7 32-Inch TV and Entertainment Center is the prettiest demand to hand over my wallet I’ve seen in a while. This home entertainment center is built around 32-inch widescreen LCD screen that automatically adjusts picture quality upon powering up. The screen also includes an intergrated DVD player and top box controller module for pulling in satellite channels. It’s only $12,000, or three stolen babies.


With LCD and plasma displays getting sleeker and slimmer by the day, you’d think Bang & Olufsen, which built their name on sleek, slim components, would be tearing their hair out, desperately trying to find a way to make their products stand out from the wannabees. While we’ve seen signs of that desperation — the BeoVision 5 TV, which mounted a gorgeous 42-inch plasma screen in a square frame, comes to mind — most of their TV products have managed to differentiate themselves from the competition in subtle, creative ways. The BeoVision 7 32-inch LCD does so with its built-in DVD player, distinctive speakers and integration with the company’s BeoLink network, along with a screen that automatically adjusts to ambient lighting conditions and can be swiveled via remote to an optimum viewing angle. Whether these features make it worth a price that’s likely to be at least $5K depends on how much you’ve bought into the B&O philosophy — and, of course, how much cash you’ve got to spare.



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