Are You Ready to Buy a $85K 3D TV?

As 3D entertainment is fast gaining popularity among the consumers with deep pockets, companies are offering 3D content and gadgets to meet the emerging demand.

Here’s a new offer. Bang & Olufsen, a leading provider of high-end home theaters and custom multi-room music systems, has announced the arrival of its first 3D TV – the new BeoVision 4-85 inch plasma screen. 

BeoVision 4-85 features a patented Bang & Olufsen Automatic Color Management technology which counters the effects of age, as it delivers better picture quality.

Recently, 3net, a joint venture 24/7 3D Network from Sony, Discovery and IMAX, and Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s leading Stereoscopic-3D CG animation production company announced a deal granting 3net U.S. 3D broadcast, home video, publishing and merchandising rights to Dream Defenders. (Read: Children’s Series “Dream Defenders” for 3net)

Nintendo has introduced portable entertainment in 3D – without the need for special glasses. The Nintendo 3DS system comes with a collection of pre-installed games and fun features. (Read: New Nintendo 3DS for Portable Entertainment)

Moreover, Hollywood celebrities including Ben Stiller, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Foxx and Jane Lynch were among the first to experience the next generation 3D TV ─ LG Cinema 3D ─ at the 26th Film Independent Spirit Awards. (Read: LG Premieres LG Cinema 3D Technology)

“BeoVision 4-85 is designed to give our customers the ultimate TV experience,” states Dave Zapfel, product manager of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.

“It encompasses a wide selection of picture improvement technologies such as anti-reflection coating that reduces annoying reflections from the screen and automatic picture control which adjusts the light output of BeoVision 4-85 to adapt to varying room lighting conditions for optimum viewing day or night.”

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Its dedicated center loudspeaker, the BeoLab 10, utilizes the patented Bang & Olufsen Acoustic Lens Technology, which disperses sound at a 180 degree angle throughout an entire area.

Additionally, BeoLab 10 spreads the sound equally and horizontally from the center channel, allowing the viewers to get all the nuances from the film dialogue, regardless of where they are sitting in the room.

The new 85-inch member of the BeoVision 4 family is offered with a stand that elevates the screen at the touch of a button.

When the TV is turned on, the screen will elevate itself to the optimal viewing position, and the seamlessly integrated BeoLab 10 center loudspeaker will emerge underneath the screen.

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At the same time, the screen will turn and tilt according to the user’s preferences via the dedicated Beo4 or Beo6 remote. When switched off again, the screen moves down towards the floor and is parked only inches above the floor, making it look less prominent in the room when not in use.

This new TV concept is said to be the cornerstone in the intelligent home as it is an important hub for combining audio and video experiences with other home automation systems.

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To many customers home automation is becoming more and more interesting, and due to increasingly sophisticated interfaces, Bang & Olufsen customers can control and operate all their A/V and home automation equipment from the programmable Beo6 remote control all over the house.

Control of light settings plus access to security systems, ventilation, curtains, pool cover, burglar alarm etc. are only some of the countless possibilities.

BeoVision 4-85 inch is available in June 2011 and retails at $85,000. 

BeoVision 4-85 is also available as a screen-only solution, where the screen is mounted on a wall bracket at a lower price point. A sister 3D – 103 inch version will also be available for purchase this summer.

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