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Bang & Olufsen’s first 3D HDTV costs just $85,000


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment


Bang & Olufsen 3Dtv

Luxury home audio and video company Bang & Olufsen is entering the 3D HDTV market. The new BeoVision 4 is an 85-inch plasma HDTV with active shutter 3D, a massive profile, and a massive price tag.

The 85-inch screen weighs a whopping 300 pounds, with a motorized stand that weighs an additional 600 pounds. The screen can automatically lift up from the floor to viewing position, rotate left and right 20 degrees, and even tilt up and down slightly. The stand includes a B&O BeoLab 10 center channel speaker that gives it high-end dialog levels. The BeoVision 4 offers all of this for a whopping $85,000. Yes, that's five digits.

Don't think you can just hand over a check for $85,000 and get the HDTV, though. Bang & Olufsen requires its dealers to inspect the place where you plan to put the HDTV to make sure that the floor can handle the heavy screen and the wiring can deliver the required 220 volts to run the screen. So be prepared to entertain structural and electrical engineers in your home before you can even hope to get one of these HDTVs.


If $85,000 seems pricey to you, it can get even more lavish. Bang & Olufsen recommends pairing the BeoVision 4 with a pair of BeoLab 5 loudspeakers, each of which costs an additional $22,000. Also, the HDTV doesn't come with 3D glasses, so if you want to actually watch 3D movies on it, that'll be another $150 per pair. You know, pocket change.

This article, written by Will Greenwald, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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