Bang & Olufsen Introduces BeoVision 8 LCD Display in North America at 2008 CES



    
    Providing excellent sound and picture quality with flexible placement
    options
    

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /CNW/ -- Bang & Olufsen, the Danish provider of high
end home theaters and custom multi-room music systems, launches its latest LCD
solution at the 2008 CES in Las Vegas.  BeoVision 8 is a 32-inch flat screen
with an integrated center channel speaker that delivers state-of-the-art sound
and picture quality and offers flexible placement options.
    
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    "Bang & Olufsen has always been a leader in developing products that work
for the user and can fit seamlessly into people's lifestyles," states Zean
Nielsen, President of Bang & Olufsen America, Inc. "BeoVision 8 is an
essential addition to our video portfolio as it presents a flexible LCD
display with superb sound and picture at an entry-level price point.  We're
confident that the introduction of this product will appeal to our existing
customer base, as well as attract new consumers to our brand. We now fulfill
all screen size requirements with the introduction of this product, thus
strengthening our video portfolio."
    
    A flexible solution
    
    BeoVision 8 offers infinite placement options in the home, as it can
easily be moved around and placed on a table, floor stand, wall bracket, or
even directly on the floor. BeoVision 8 appeals to the contemporary lifestyle
where television is an indispensable part of daily life.
    BeoVision 8 is a video display ideal for the living room, but also a
convenient addition to the kitchen, bedroom, or child's playroom. It delivers
a message of easy living without compromise as it offers an incredible, high
quality viewing experience in one easy-to-use, compact package.
    
    Superior sound performance
    
    The problem with many flat-screen televisions is that the sound they
produce is just as flat as the screen. In light of this, the sound performance
of BeoVision 8 sets new standards. While the down-facing bass speaker provides
a firm foundation for movies and music, the front units are tuned specifically
for the reproduction of human speech, which simulates actual voices coming
directly from the screen.
    Chief Designer at Bang & Olufsen, David Lewis, explains, "We moved the
sound forward and up like a proper stage with a real orchestra pit, creating
the uncompromised synergy of design and sound quality one would expect from a
Bang & Olufsen product."
    
    Excellent picture quality
    
    The BeoVision 8 32-inch screen is based on a progressive display
technology with a glare polarizer that provides the ideal contrast.
Additionally, BeoVision 8 has no glass in front of the screen, thus it outputs
more light than other BeoVisions. This is particularly effective when watching
television during the day, as many flat screens suffer when used in bright
ambient light. The result of the glare polarizer provides a significant
improvement in contrast, allowing for blacker blacks, richer colors, and more
precise details for the optimal viewing experience.

    BeoVision 8 will be available in all Bang & Olufsen showrooms by February
2008.  MSRP $3950.00.

    
    Specifications
    Designer:                               David Lewis
    Dimensions (w x h x d):                 33.5 x 20.9 x 8.7"+ stand
    Weight:                                 Approx. 45 lbs.
    Cabinet finish:                         Black/Silver
    Remote control:                         Beo4 included
    Power consumption:                      Typical 125 watt/stand-by 0.5
                                            watts
    

    
    Picture
    HD-ready:                               Yes
    LCD:                                    32" 16:9 TFT LCD (Glare surface
                                            with low   reflection coating)
    Resolution:                             1366 x 768
    Luminance of white (center of screen):  Typical 500 cd/m2
    Contrast ratio (center of screen):      Typical 1200:1
    Response time:                          Typical 6 msec.
    Viewing angle:                          Typical +/-88 degrees both
                                            vertical and horizontal
    Menu languages:                         English, Danish, Dutch, Spanish,
                                            Italian, German, French, Swedish
    

    
    IR control output:                      Built-in - supports two STB's or
                                            other external units (IR-blaster
                                            included
    

    Loudspeakers:                           Stereo Channel

    
    Connections
    AV-connectors:                          2 x 21-pin Scart sockets (CVBS
                                            in/out, RGB in, Y/C in (automatic
                                            16:9 sense (pin-8), automatic Y/C
                                            detect, B&O AVL(1-way))
                                            3 x phono sockets (Y-Pb-Pr)3 x
                                            phono sockets (CVBS/L-R)1 x VGA
                                            socket1 x HDMI socket
    

    
    Camcorder / Auxiliary:                  3 x Phono sockets (video in/audio
                                            L-R in), auto detection (video)
    

    Headphones:                             Mini jack

    Loudspeaker output:                     Power Link connector

    IR control output:                      2 x mini jack

    
    Optional extra                          System module (Master Link +
                                            additional AV connector (SCART))
    

    
    Stands                                  Floor stand, video stand, wall
                                            bracket
    About Bang & Olufsen a/s
    
    Founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, Bang & Olufsen a/s is world renowned
for its distinctive range of quality consumer electronic products that
represent our vision: Courage to constantly question the ordinary in search of
surprising, long-lasting experiences. The Bang & Olufsen Group manufactures a
unique range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, telephones, and
multimedia products. With more than 2,500 employees and products sold in more
than 100 countries worldwide, Bang & Olufsen's turnover for the 2006/07
financial year was DKK 4,376 million (USD 801 million). Further information
about Bang & Olufsen a/s is available from http://www.bang-olufsen.com.
    
    About Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
    
    Headquartered in the Greater Chicago Area, Bang & Olufsen America, Inc.
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bang & Olufsen a/s of Struer Denmark. It was
founded in 1970 and provides support and development for 55 retail showrooms
in the continental US, Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Canada.




For further information:

For further information: Leena Hamdi, Public Relations Coordinator of
Bang  & Olufsen America, Inc., +1-847-590-4925, cell, +1-847-323-8546, 
lhi@bang-olufsen.dk Web Site: http://www.bang-olufsen.com

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