Reaching the absolute pinnacle of current TV technology, Bang & Olufsen’s 88-inch Beovision Harmony features the world’s largest OLED TV screen plus 8K resolution.
Aiming straight for the premium end of the TV market, Bang and Olufsen is set on raising the bar in luxury cinematic experiences at home with the launch of the Beovision Harmony 88-inch OLED TV which feature’s LG’s Electronics’s largest ever OLED screen and which adds to the 65- and 77-inch models already available.
Bang & Olufsen has effectively taken an LG 8K 88-inch OLED ZX TV and optimized it for its own premium purposes. As such, the Beovision Harmony is powered by the new α (Alpha) 9 Gen 3 AI Processor, which leverages upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence deep learning algorithms to deliver the highest possible image quality. It also enables a host of specialized features for various types of content to bring movies and sports to life like never before. And with 8K resolution, there’s up to 4 times more detail than the 4K UHD.
Designed to be a combination of art and technology, and at a full 2 metres wide, this TV is not destined to be a second bedroom or kitchen TV. When not in use, two oak and aluminium covers partially obscure the black screen, and when the TV is turned on, the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings, and the screen rises above them to the perfect viewing height.
Moreover, these panels contain the three-channel sound system and built-in dual subwoofer, and compatibility with Bang & Olufsen’s speaker program allows the connection of up to eight wireless Beolab speakers for true 7.1 surround sound, with control via the Beoremote One.
To match the existing finishes of the Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 speakers, Bang and Olufsen has introduced additional finishes of brass tone aluminium /smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium / walnut for the Beovision Harmony, to bring visual coherence across a full 7.1 home cinema setup. For those that want something more personalised, full customisation of finishes can also be undertaken.
Christoffer Østergaard Poulsen, Vice President of Product Management at Bang & Olufsen, commented, “Today, we are bringing together the best of artisanship and the bleeding edge of display technology.” He added, “Our customers tell us that they want the ultimate in cinematic and immersive experiences with a design that adds to the décor rather than disrupts it. This is exactly what we are bringing to the market with our new two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony powered by stellar Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound and the world’s first 88-inch 8K OLED TV.”
The Beovision Harmony 88-inch 8K OLED TV is available from the end of June 2020 at a price of £44,100 (EUR 46,500 / USD 49,000).
As aspirational pieces of technology go, Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision Harmony OLED TV range is near the top of many a day dreamt wish list. Why not et us know what you think of this latest piece of luxury hardware from the Danish design masters.
Source: Press Release
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