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Bang & Olufsen unveils the Beovision Harmony, an all-in-one TV and speaker system

By Shawn Knight · 6 replies
Apr 8, 2019
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  1. The Beovision Harmony is comprised of a 77-inch LG OLED C9 display that sits behind two “meticulously crafted oak and aluminum fronts” housing the sound system. When the set is powered on, the two front pieces fan out like a butterfly opening its wings and the screen rises from behind. Turn the set off, and the sequence plays in reverse.

    Bang & Olufsen executive vice president of brand and markets, John Mollanger, said they wanted to create a meaningful object for interior that reduces the visual presence of the TV and transforms it into something that people will develop an emotional attachment to.

    Samsung tried something similar with The Frame, a line of sets for style-conscious consumers meant to double as a digital picture frame when not in use.

    Whereas Samsung’s offering is designed to attract attention, the Beovision Harmony is meant to blend into its surroundings as a piece of furniture.


    The installation doubles as a standalone sound system when the television is not in use, complete with built-in 7.1 surround sound decoder that can connect with up to eight Beolab speakers for a truly immersive experience. Beovision Harmony additionally supports streaming from services like Tune-In and Deezer and can connect directly to your phone via Bluetooth or AirPlay 2.

    Bang & Olufsen’s Beovision Harmony is scheduled to arrive in October 2019 at an eye-watering 18,500 euros (around $20,850).

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  2. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,886   +707

    They have always made the most homely stuff. If I lived in an icebox in an igloo B&O would still be the coldest thing around
     
  3. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,575   +1,177

    There is NOTHING here that I couldn't outperform for less than $4000 using an 80" 4K TV.

    The speaker gimmick is a joke.
     
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  4. mctommy

    mctommy TS Guru Posts: 305   +68

    SIGN ME UP SCOTTY!

    One less piece of furniture = $1k saving.
    B&O 75inch = +10k in cost.

    Win-win, mos def!
     
  5. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,192   +2,476

    This!

    IMO, B&O has always been one of those niche brands that appeal to some, but to me, their products are bling.
     
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  6. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Evangelist Posts: 613   +208

    Ugly and grossly over priced. That's about it.
     
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  7. netman

    netman TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +132

    I still use B&O RL-140 speakers... They've been working flawlessly for 28 years!
    The wooden speakers remind me of RL-140s...
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2019

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