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Bang & Olufsen's 85-inch 3-D TV sells for $85,000


Bang & Olufsen's new 3-D TV has an 85-inch screen and a $85,000 price tag. That comes out to about $1,000 per inch of display real estate for the high-end consumer electronics firm's BeoVision 4-85 plasma television, which Sound & Vision magazine described as an aspirational product. "The massive, anodized aluminum-encased set -- all 359.6 pounds of it -- rests on a similarly massive motorized stand (the whole package weighs just north of a half ton), which raises and lowers the screen from a floorbound rest position and conceals an integrated BeoSound 10 center-channel speaker, which emerges gracefully from beneath the screen as the motor lifts the set to viewing height," Sound & Vision's Michael Berk wrote of the new TV. "The actuators used have built-in sensors that automatically stop the stand from parking should they encounter an obstacle, preventing you from crushing an unwary guest's foot." To see any 3-D images on screen, 3-D glasses that sell for $149 are needed, Berk said. The picture displayed on plasma TVs tends to fade as the set ages, he said. But Bang & Olufsen has added what it calls an Automatic Colour Management system to offset the problem. The system includes a "tiny camera-bearing robotic arm, concealed above the center of the screen" that "emerges every 100 hours of use to calibrate the device. No user input is required (though you can run the routine as often as you like)," Berk said. The robotic calibration should allow the TV to attain a life of about 60,000 hours, he said.

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Wonder who really manufactured it.
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I'd love to see the robotic camera in action.

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For that much cash I thought B&O would throw in the L-R speakers to sweeten the deal


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for that much, you could have a mice Sim2 projector and 120+ inch screen... so why?
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Wonder how many watts it draws. Like cars, if you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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for that much, you could have a mice Sim2 projector and 120+ inch screen... so why?

Because you can watch it with the lights on.
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Costco had a ginormus panny plasma awhile back for "only" 17k. I think it was 80" I'd go that route first! who am I kidding....I'll just keep my 60" kuro =)
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For that much cash I thought B&O would throw in the L-R speakers to sweeten the deal


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I'd love to see the robotic camera in action.

A ROBO-D-Nice!?

I wonder what the LCD fan boys are saying now!
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.. and it still shows the same crappy programs!
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I'd love to see the robotic camera in action.

It's available on other B&O TVs too since several years ago and the end result is actually pretty good. Think getting a TV with VideoEQ plus the accompanying software and a calibrated sensor.

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I'd love to see the robotic camera in action.

Similar BeoVision display (103"), showing off all the motion and features, including the robotic camera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3QMa...eature=related


My biggest question is, and I may be inaccurate in this estimation; what happens when your kid runs smack into the thing while it's "parked" and it shatters/explodes (or any other number of things that could happen with a screen that big sitting that low).
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My biggest question is, and I may be inaccurate in this estimation; what happens when your kid runs smack into the thing while it's "parked" and it shatters/explodes...

Well, you get a truly realistic 3D effect.
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Because you can watch it with the lights on.

For that much money, you could add on a dedicated HT room to your house and put in a nice 3D projector.

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not really. A good 3D projector cost about $85k (the Titan) plus Stewart's 5D screen (another $8k) plus you'll need to change the dual-bulb about every couple of years.

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anything over 60" in a tv is a waste of cash considering you could do 200+ inch projection screen for half that price..

now if that was a led tv then 85k would sound right..
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why choose LED LCD over plasma? You know that LED LCD is worse than plasma.

Regardless, you're talking about entry-level projection and entry-level screen. Once you go to something that's is, to me, "proper", it will cost more than $30k for screen of 200+" because those cheaper projector (including Sony's $12k projector, JVC top of the line projector -- also around $12k) don't have the proper brightness for 200+" screen.

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My biggest question is, and I may be inaccurate in this estimation; what happens when your kid runs smack into the thing while it's "parked" and it shatters/explodes (or any other number of things that could happen with a screen that big sitting that low).

If you have 85k for a TV then chances are you don't have kids........
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Well, you get a truly realistic 3D effect.

Touche my good man.

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If you have 85k for a TV then chances are you don't have kids........

My question was more tongue-in-cheek than anything else, ignoring all the threads about similar plasmas being destroyed accidentally by children (obviously those people didn't have kids either).
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I don't "get" families whose kids throw things at TVs and such. I always have 3 TVs, all within reach of my daughter since she was born and not once she even touched the screen let alone throw things at any of them. The same goes with my buddies' kids.

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I don't "get" families whose kids throw things at TVs and such. I always have 3 TVs, all within reach of my daughter since she was born and not once she even touched the screen let alone throw things at any of them. The same goes with my buddies' kids.

That's why its called an accident.

I've never actually witnessed a child destroy a television or similar device intentionally, but I've seen a fair share of accidents. Just like I've seen a number of people wrap their Porsche or Cadillac around a tree or another car; they didn't wake up and say "I'm going to go annihilate my car;" it was an accident.
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David, I wasn't a cheap pj either though for price you can still 200" screen and pj for under though i was generalizing it..


anything over 60" is way overkill for a domestic setting
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there is not a single projector at $12k or lower than can produce 16ftL at 200". Not even if you use 1.5 gain screen.

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not really. A good 3D projector cost about $85k (the Titan) plus Stewart's 5D screen (another $8k) plus you'll need to change the dual-bulb about every couple of years.

Bulbs once in two years will definitely break ~100K budget
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Moving TV up and down seems to me as a solution of some non-existent problem. Even more it looks like inconvenience and lost of a vertical space, because I can't put any equipment underneath the TV. Am I missing something?
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david you could spend $40,000-50,000 on a pj and screen it will still be bigger and cost less than $85,000 asking price for this 85" lcd/plasma/led tv..
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Man, that looks awesome.
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