Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12 and BeoLab 12

In a market predominantly dominated by LCD HDTVs, Bang & Olufsen introduced a 3D plasma HDTV and a wall-mounted speaker system designed by David Lewis Designers. The frame of the television utilizes a very thin black aluminium, giving an impression of an uninterrupted glass surface with no visible joints.

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12

BeoVision 12 is a 65 inch 3D plasma TV with five integrated central channel speakers for use with 7.1 surround sound setups. The NeoPDP panel offers the latest in plasma technology using phosphors with very short retention time, offering excellent 3D performance as well as motion performance in 2D video.

According to The Verge, “the 3D looks very good, with a bright screen and rich colors…” The BeoVision 12 offers a feature they call Automatic Picture Control using ambient light sensors and adjusting the right balance of brightness from the screen depending on room lighting.

Measuring in at a W x H x D of 161 x 96.4 x 6.4 cm and a weight of 68 kg, Bang & Olufsen provide only a single way to set up the TV, and that’s via a wall mount. They even integrate the wall mount onto the set itself, preventing it from protruding from the wall too much.

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12

Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 12

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 12

Supplementing the BeoVision 12 is the BeoLab 12 speaker system. Designed to be mounted alongside the television set and sing their own Acoustic Lens Technology, B&O are able to have the speakers project sound 180 degrees.

The speaker system uses 3/4-inch Acoustic Lens for treble, a 2-inch midrange and two 6.5-inch flat CosCone woofers for the lower frequencies angled to the wall, as well as a 2-inch aluminum cone to further aid the Acoustic Lens system.

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 12

Bang & Olufsen BeoLab 12

The expected release for the BioVision 12-65 is late February or March, with the BeoLab 12 coming this spring. Being that these are Bang & Olufsen units, you can be sure you will be paying an excess amount of money. The BeoVision starting at $11,350, or if you option for B&O’s video engine and sound processor, a hefty $19,749. The BeoLab can be had for a slightly more palatable $4,880.

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