Search CE Pro

Print  |  Email  |  Share  |  News  |  Follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or RSS

Bang & Olufsen $5995 BeoVision 11 TV Hits U.S.

As integrators decry the loss of margin in the display category, B&O unveils its 40-, 46- and 55-inch BeoVision 11 TV in America with a base price of $5,995.


The Beovision 11 has a video engine that drives a 240Hz LED-based LCD screen, with glare polarizer, in either 2D or 3D. It also has six built-in speakers and options for a motorized wall mount or stand.

Who says there is no money in TVs anymore?

Don’t tell Danish manufacturer Bang & Olufsen that.

Bang & Olufsen announced its first Smart TV, BeoVision 11, will arrive in U.S. showrooms in Oct. 2012. The company says the TV “sets new standards in the marketplace with its rich sound, design perfection, full connectivity and best-in-class video experience.”

“We want to provide our customers the same premium experience no matter whether they are watching TV, downloading a film, using the internet or trying out the latest video game,” says Bang & Olufsen CEO Tue Mantoni. “BeoVision 11 has been designed to keep up with everyone in the family – and to keep them amazed, with nothing between them and their content – as technology continues to evolve in new directions.”

The TV features six speakers built into BeoVision 11’s slim interior, and powers each of them with its own dedicated 32 watt ICEpower amplifier.  Their enclosure is supported with rubber bushings to wipe out vibrations in the rest of the TV. A digital signal-processing algorithm switches between dedicated sound modes when it detects music, sports, drama, movies, etc.

BeoVision 11 offers a digital surround sound decoder module that delivers up to 12 audio channels using Bang & Olufsen’s TrueImage processor, which handles up-and down-mixing of audio signals to match the number of audio channels in the incoming signal with the available loudspeakers.

At the heart of BeoVision 11 is a video engine that drives the 240Hz LED-based LCD screen, with glare polarizer, in either 2D or 3D. The two-sided LED backlight features 1.5 D local dimming to improve contrast in 2D viewing.

Among the new image improvement features of the display are:

  • 360 degree Automatic Picture Control that senses ambient light not only in front of the screen, but also behind it and to both sides, to continuously adjust brightness and contrast for optimal viewing comfort.
  • Adaptive Contrast that reveals detail in very dark scenes even when bright sunlight floods the screen.
  • Dedicated picture modes for film and gaming

BeoVision 11 is the first television to feature a Bang & Olufsen Smart TV, a new platform that switches between television channels and the internet. There is also a Picture and Picture function where the viewer can watch both at the same time. Internet connections are hardwired or wireless. Page navigation can be handled with the dedicated remote (Beo4 or Beo6) by Bang & Olufsen, or an iPad or Android tablet with the BeoRemote app to take advantage of QWERTY keyboards.

The display is a DLNA TV that can stream music from a smart phone and to watch a film stored on a NAS drive. In addition it provides connectivity via 2.4 or 5 GHz wireless networks, an Ethernet connection for software updates, two USB ports, three control outlets for control of up to six connected devices, and six HDMI sockets. Additionally, there is a dedicated space inside the cabinet for Apple TV.

The TV comes in six front fabric colors, (blue, black, white, silver, red, and dark gray), a front frame in silver or black, and rear cabinet in black or white.

It has four stand options, including a motorized floor stand or the new motorized wall bracket.  A wall bracket with manual turn and an easel stand are also available.

BeoVision 11 is available in 40-, 46- and 55-inch models. Prices begin at $5,995.

Behind every successful custom installation is a CE Pro

And CEPro magazine is there keeping you up-to-date on the latest products, techniques, designs and business practices. From HDBaseT 2.0 to cat5e wiring, from UHDTV to wireless lighting control, CEPro explains how they work and how best to use them. Each issue delivers constructive, real-time content to help you find innovative ways to successfully build and maintain your business.
Discover how to make smart use of today's current technologies...and those that are emerging...subscribe today!

Subscribe to the CE Pro Newsletter

Article Topics

News · Product News · Displays · TVs · Bang & Olufsen · All topics


Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.

Sponsored Links

  About Us Customer Service Privacy Policy Contact Us Advertise With Us Dealer Services Subscribe Reprints ©2015 CE Pro
  EH Network: Electronic House CE Ideas Store Commercial Integrator ChannelPro ProSoundWeb Church Production Worship Facilities Electronic House Expo Worship Facilities Expo