Meet Bang & Olufsen /LG’s New Special Edition Beovision Eclipse 4K HDR OLED TV
Juan Carlos Ropel, August 31, 2017
Bang & Olufsen, the Danish luxury electronics company that specializes on audio products, television sets, and telephones, has launched its brand-new TV, the BeoVision Eclipse, made in partnership with LG, which features the latest 4K OLED screen technology with HDR support for HDR10 and Dolby Vision, while also coming with a spectacular TV sound system, as can be particularly expected from a company like Bang & Olufsen, which is known for the quality of its audio engineering.
The announcement was made at IFA 2017 in Berlin, and while this is not the first TV Bang & Olufsen has manufactured, this is their first OLED television. The Beovision Eclipse combines LG’s critically acclaimed picture quality of OLED display technology with Bang & Olufsen’s outstanding audio engineering.
According to Stefan K. Persson, executive vice president, Bang & Olufsen
“By merging LG Electronics’ OLED TV technology to the Bang & Olufsen experience, we have reached an even higher level and created the ultimate TV experience. That is why we have chosen the name ‘Eclipse’ – two outstanding objects meet and create something even more spectacular and beautiful.”
As we have stated time and time again in our reviews of their 4K HDR TVs, LG’s OLED panels offer essentially perfect blacks and virtually infinite contrast levels, and combine these with superb wide color gamut management to deliver HDR of a particularly high quality to the more “conventional” 4K OLED HDR TV models sold by the company. Now all of these same features and specs are to be found in the BeoVision Eclipse, letting it reproduce cinematic imagery true to its original source and with audio specs that go way beyond what the regular LG OLED lineup is capable of.
BeoVision Eclipse’s sound system, named the “SoundCentre”, features an integrated 450 watts 3-channel speaker with integrated internet radio and music streaming using Apple AirPlay, Bluetooth, DLNA or built-in Chromecast. The speaker itself is physically customizable, with choices of aluminum or different colored fabrics.
It comes with a motorized stand designed with a double axis that pulls the screen out from the wall and into the room when turned, and a wall mount in a manual or motorized version that is completely integrated into the SoundCentre, making the TV appear to be floating mid-air when positioned out from the wall.
As for pricing and release date details, the BeoVision Eclipse will be on sale in Bang & Olufsen retailers starting in September, and comes in 55- and 65-inch sizes, costing $10,990 and $15,990 respectively. We really hope you weren’t expecting this particular specialty OLED TV to retail for anywhere near a typical 4K TV price.
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