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Bang & Olufsen Introduce The BeoVision 9 Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 December 2006
Bang & Olufsen, a world wide provider of exclusive, high quality audio and video products proudly launches its latest technological masterpiece, the BeoVision 9 -- to make its international debut in the United States this month. BeoVision 9 encompasses a complete home cinema solution with its 50 inch plasma screen, integrated digital surround sound module and built in center channel speaker. It converges all of Bang & Olufsen’s world renowned sound and picture competences into one state-of-the-art audio and video unit. BeoVision 9 is an all-in-one home cinema master, that also can unite cleanly integrated access to net radio, digital music files, family photos, and other web media. Additionally, all these different entertainment sources can be controlled and navigated right in the palm of your hands—with the Beo4 remote control by Bang & Olufsen. Therefore, you do not have miles of cable or a pile of extra remote controls. Additional set-top boxes can easily be controlled via the built-in Peripheral Unit Controller.

BeoVision 9 has a 50-inch plasma screen built to Bang & Olufsen specifications. With an integrated digital surround sound module, a built-in BeoMedia and a dedicated center speaker -- based on the exclusive Acoustic Lens Technology-- BeoVision 9 is designed to be the answer when you need a modern, top-performing video entertainment solution at the center of your surround sound setup.

The powerful integrated center speaker, based on the Acoustic Lens Technology, is the outlet for the centre channel in a surround sound system. The lens spreads the sound equally in a 180-degree arc, rendering sound elements in the center channel, such as dialogue, with unparalleled tonal quality. Connect any BeoLab loudspeakers for a complete surround sound experience.

Surround sound for the future
Although the 5.1 format is still the predominant format for domestic surround sound on the market, the trend is moving toward more channels and new formats. As a result, BeoVision 9’s digital sound processor is designed to drive the sound in up to 7.1 channels. Therefore, the performance level does not decrease in comparison to sound optimized for movie theatres. BeoVision 9 allows you to connect up to 10 BeoLab speakers and two subwoofers simultaneously.

With BeoVision 9 it is now possible to assign the same loudspeakers to different roles – for instance experience either a comprehensive home cinema solution or when watching TV intimately. For example, if you have set up BeoVision 9 in one corner of a room and a projector in another, you can still use the same loudspeakers for both. A speaker positioned and set to be a front left speaker when you watch TV can also be set to function as a rear left speaker when you use the projector. The switch between these modes is done automatically.

Going to the movies at home
BeoVision 9 contains the same digital platform with advanced signal processing as the BeoSystem 3 system integrator by Bang & Olufsen. This provides a corresponding improvement in the picture quality, as well as supporting High Definition. BeoVision 9 can adapt to a wide variety of sources and media such as CD, radio, cable, satellite, DVD, photos, digital cameras. Therefore, adaptability is a key element in the picture quality of BeoVision 9.

Connect a projector and a Home Automation system to give movie theaters a run for their money. The Beo4 remote control provides one-touch access to Home cinema, turning down the lights, lowering the screen, closing the drapes, switching on the projector and starting playback of a DVD or a movie stored on your hard disc recorder. There is no need to run from machine to machine to prepare the Home cinema experience, except perhaps to make the popcorn.

Attention to detail and craftsmanship
The size, proportions and surfaces of BeoVision 9 all convey a sense of substance, refinement and distinction. Note the slightly convex arc of the frame expresses harmony and singularity. The frame is brushed in a way that ensures equal surface treatment in the full arc. The finish is applied in order to give it a warm glow and a smooth texture, and the brushing helps minimize annoying reflections. The corner assembly of the frame combines precision diamond-cutting and pressure, ensuring that the parts are joined seamlessly.

BeoVision 9 is available in six different color combinations of silver, black, dark gray, red and blue. BeoVision 9 is equipped with a motorized stand that turns it to your predefined viewing position when you switch it on, and turns it back to the rest position when you turn it off.

BeoVision 9 is available in all North American Bang & Olufsen stores this December. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price is $21,900 with the BeoMedia integrated and $19,900 without.

Source: Press Release

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