12.05.14

Bang & Olufsen Introduces BeoVision Avant 4K Television

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Bang & Olufsen rethinks the television with intuitive simplicity and mechanical innovation With the innovative BeoVision Avant, Bang ...

Bang & Olufsen rethinks the television with intuitive simplicity and mechanical innovation With the innovative BeoVision Avant, Bang & Olufsen redefines the television’s place in the home. Sublime Ultra High Definition (4K) video performance and jaw-dropping acoustic authenticity are built in. But BeoVision Avant also amazes with magical convenience based on a strong understanding of how we want to live with the television – and how high-end multimedia entertainment can go hand in hand with uncompromising design. At Bang & Olufsen, innovation begins with understanding the user’s needs, merging technology and craftsmanship to deliver design with lasting value. Case in point: BeoVision Avant, the company’s latest television. Based on Bang & Olufsen research and innovation, this flagship entertainment centre has the power and finesse to deliver breath-taking performance when family and friends gather around it. But it also can blend in to the living room and with the family’s lifestyle. The television has been conceived to last in a changing digital world, it is ready and able to work seamlessly with all the devices and content sources anyone in the family might want to use – with none of the complexity. According to CEO Tue Mantoni, BeoVision Avant was created to provide discerning homeowners the ultimate in authentic performance, intuitive simplicity and convenience. “Our research shows that consumers want more and more from their televisions,” he explains. “People are pressed for time, and they want entertainment that just works so they can focus on it – and each other – rather than the technology itself. BeoVision Avant delivers on all counts. The name Avant is a nod to our most successful TV to date, the Avant launched in 1995. Just as the first Avant was a game changer in an analogue era, we believe the new BeoVision Avant will set the standard for what should be expected from a television in the future”. Magical mechanics and convenience In the Bang & Olufsen tradition of making technology simple to use, BeoVision Avant introduces a number of innovations that build new bridges between electronics and magical movement. To make such amazing sound possible from a flat screen television, the designers have created a discrete but powerful sound panel that unfolds when the television is on, then retreats inside when you turn it off. The sound panel’s movements are coordinated with those of the new stands so the television is ready for viewing and listening in one choreographed flow. BeoVision Avant’s innovative stand program includes wall, floor and table options, which make integrating even a very large television into the home décor easier and more flexible. The concept vision was to create a TV which stays in the background of the living room when turned off but takes centre stage when turned on. Rather than arranging your room around the television, the new stands turn the television toward you when you want to use it – then back in place when you have finished viewing. Spectacularly authentic sound As you would expect from Bang & Olufsen, BeoVision Avant sounds extraordinary right out of the box. But be prepared to discover just how good a television can sound with no fewer than eight driver units and eight dedicated amplifiers built in. The sound panel glides from the television when it is turned on performs brilliantly on its own. If you want to connect external speakers to create a true surround sound experience – either wirelessly or wired – it could not be simpler with the integrated 7.1 surround sound module. Exquisite video performance A new Chromatic Room Adaptation feature analyses ambient light from two sensors, and adjusts the screen to compensate for the room’s colour tones. High-grade anti-reflection coatings on both sides of the screen dampen reflections by 98%. Wherever you choose to watch it, BeoVision Avant is ready to deliver spectacular Ultra High-Definition (4K) performance. Introducing the unique BeoRemote One for personalised settings The new BeoRemote One introduces the “MyButtons” feature which enables the user to create up to three personalised settings available at one simple touch. A setting can include channel, volume setting and even stand and directional positioning of the TV. This allows you to recall all settings by the touch of one button. Connection to Bang & Olufsen wireless speakers via the built in Immaculate Wireless Sound solution is as easy as turning on the television. Fully internet ready, and with room for Apple TV and a hard disk drive to be hidden within the back panel, BeoVision Avant is also the perfect hub for web-based content. BeoVision Avant is available in 55” from May 8 2014, and will be on sale exclusively at Bang & Olufsen stores. Recommended price £5,995 for BeoVision Avant 55” including BeoRemote One. Placement options on wall, table or floor starting from £695. www.bang-olufsen.com