Bang & Olufsen has dipped a well-designed toe into the world of 3D, with the company’s latest TV offering well-heeled buyers the third dimension. Danish luxury audio-visual equipment manufacturer has launched its first 3D TV display. The BeoVision 4-85 is a ginormous screen measuring 85 inches in size, reserved only for footballers and investment bankers with the wealth and floor space to spare.
A typical B&O aluminum frame houses a 85-inch plasma screen that’s designed to give you a superior home cinema experience with the help of a sophisticated automatic colour management, anti-reflection coating, dedicated centre loudspeaker BeoLab 10 utilising Acoustic Lens Technology and a unique motorized stand that elevates, turns and tilts the screen at a touch of a button to ensure the best possible viewing position.
The 85-inch plasma HDTV sports a full HD native screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. The 3D technology at play here is the alternate frame sequencing (ASF) variant, which means that viewers will have to wear active-shutter 3D glasses to enjoy tri-dimensional content on the television. B&O has also implemented an innovation dubbed Automatic Colour Managementon the BeoVision 4-85, which is intended to counter the effects of ageing. The Automatic Color Management system checks the screen after every 100hrs of use with a built-in camera, tweaking settings as appropriate.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 4-85 is available either with a motorised stand, or as a screen-only wall-mounted solution. While the pricing has not yet been announced, some European sources are quoting a price of €70,000 (around $102,000) for the TV plus motorised stand, or €51,000 (around $74,500) for the wall-mounted version. [Bang & Olufsen]