#IFA17: Bang & Olufsen 55/65inch TVs with LG’s OLED technology, motorised stands
High end Danish TV manufacturer Bang & Olufsen has partnered with Korean giant LG for its latest range of televisions, the new 55inch and 65inch BeoVision Eclipse.
The TVs integrate 3-channel 450 Watt SoundCentres (stereo plus centre channels) and boast a distinctive visual appearance that mixes glass with coloured fabric or aluminium. For the first time they sport LG Electronics’ OLED TV technology.
Also on board is 4K video processing technology as well as LG Electronics´most recent webOS 3.5 platform.
This platform allows you to access and customise your favourite content, apps and devices – including music streaming services like Spotify, content providers such as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube, Blu-ray players of any brand, as well as your personal content.
The audio streaming part includes TuneIn radio, Spotify Connect, Deezer, Chromecast built-in for audio, audio AirPlay and Bluetooth streaming.
If you opt to use additional speakers via the integrated surround sound decoder, the centre channel performance of the TV matches that of any of the Bang & Olufsen high-end BeoLab loudspeakers, claims the manufacturer.
Also on board is a motorised floor stand. With a push of a button, you can make the TV move soundlessly across the floor, as if it were floating towards you. In addition to the floor stand, the BeoVision Eclipse can be placed on a motorised or manual wall bracket.
For a more personal touch, it’s also possible to customise the front of the speakers by choosing either aluminium or coloured fabrics. What’s more everything is controlled with a single remote, the BeoRemote One BT.
By pushing one of the ‘MyButton’ for three seconds, it is possible to store access to a source, creating a shortcut to content or devices – for example, streaming services, personal content or a Blu-Ray player.
BeoVision Eclipse is the first product to be developed under the strategic partnership between Bang & Olufsen and LG Electronics.This partnership will enable Bang & Olufsen to focus on its core capabilities of design, craftsmanship and acoustics, while taking advantage of LG Electronics’ technological leadership in OLED TV technology including its webOS and 4K video processing capabilities.
The BeoVision Eclipse will be available in two sizes – a 55inch and a 65inch version. It will be available in Bang & Olufsen European retailers in September at the following recommended prices:
BeoVision Eclipse 55in. incl. Wallbracket, fabric speaker cover and BeoRemote One: £8,290
BeoVision Eclipse 65in. incl. Wallbracket, fabric speaker cover and BeoRemote One: £11,590