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post #1 of 6 Old 10-11-2012, 12:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Bang & Olufsen has announced their latest TV – BeoVision 11, which is the company's most ambitious television to date.

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The BeoVision 11 is Bang & Olufsen's first Smart TV, which builds on their popular BeoVision 10 design. Whilst the new model looks similar to the BeoVision 10 the technology has been completely transformed. BeoVision 11 delivers spectacular sound and best-in-class picture, and also convenient access to a complete range of online options.

When connecting to internet, wirelessly or wired, you can choose between apps such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, or surf wherever else you want to go. You can save bookmarks, enjoy simple page navigation with the remote, and use your iPad or Android tablet - and the BeoRemote app – to take advantage of QWERTY keyboards.

Made for today and ready for tomorrow, BeoVision 11 is one of the first televisions to support hybrid broadband TV (HbbTV). This new Pan-European standard will kick off a new era of interactivity, including catch up TV, voting, gaming, and all kinds of other personalized services.

BeoVision 11 is a DLNA TV, which makes it simple to stream music from a smart phone and to watch a film stored on a NAS drive. It provides connectivity to just about anything you want to throw at it through Wireless Network 2.4 or 5 GHz. Other connections include an Ethernet connection for software updates, two USB ports, three control outlets for control of up to six connected devices, and six HDMI sockets. And Apple aficionados will appreciate the dedicated space inside the cabinet for Apple TV.

At the heart of BeoVision 11 is an all-new video engine that drives the 200Hz LED-based LCD screen, with glare polarizer, in either 2D or 3D. The two-sided LED backlight features 1.5 D local dimming to significantly improve contrast in 2D viewing. Digital noise and motion blur are radically reduced to reveal a stunningly natural picture, even in the most demanding of circumstances. Bang & Olufsen is also introducing a number of other exciting image improvement features with BeoVision 11:
360° Automatic Picture Control: Senses ambient light not only in front of the screen, but also behind it and to both sides, to continuously adjust brightness and contrast for optimal viewing comfort.

Adaptive Contrast: Reveals unprecedented detail in very dark scenes even when bright sunlight floods the screen
Dedicated picture modes for film and gaming: In addition to the default adaptive picture mode, these new modes provide gamers with lightning-fast responsiveness and film lovers with white balance just like the director set it.

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I so want this.
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Is B&O stiull any good in theses days I mean any better than the competition in picture quality? Or is it just about design? They use samsung and panasonic panels from what I know so they should not be any better than those with well calibrated settings.
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TV's are really quite good. The tend to take the current state of the art and basically set it up as close to perfect as you can get. I have always found there TV's to have the best picture quality (the only exception was when comparing them to now defunct Pioneer Elites).

For me - it was worth the frankly massive premium for an incremental improvement in picture quality for a couple of reasons:

1. I have B&O in a couple of rooms - so it integrates well and makes my life simpler - I just don't want to deal with 10 remotes and try and teach my significant other how to use the system - esp. when she hits the wrong button! Essentially I am paying for reduce hassles.

2. I am willing to accept to pay for the design, quality and service premium.

3. For standalone TV's (my Master bedroom) - the sound is very, very good and you dont need to add speakers sound bars etc.

Having said all of this - I have recently become a bit concerned with recent purchases - specifically the need for firmware updates - the last three B&O products ALL have had issues. My older units NEVER had any issues. While all these issues seem to have been resolved, it took some time to get there even with the excellent service. Frankly for the premium, that's bordering on unacceptable - I think corporate needs to QA its firmware better. This has put (for me) a big system upgrade on pause/hold (Beovision 10-40, Besound 5 Encore and 6 speakers).... Now I'll probably wait for a bit for people's opinion on the 11... urghhh..
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Hey guys,

I was at the press launch, and believe I was the only person to make a hands on video.

Feel free to check it out, it's about 10mins long, shows the design, smart tv functions, motorized wall mount and more.
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