Bang & Olufsen introduces BeoVision Eclipse – and merges the best of two worlds

These words are at the heart of Bang & Olufsen’s identity and the BeoVision Eclipse is a reflection of the design and supreme acoustics associated with Bang & Olufsen.

Bang & Olufsen has partnered with LG for its latest television, as announced at IFA 2017.

What makes it distinct and different from LG’s own OLED offerings is that it integrates Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary three-cahnnel SoundCentre – a 450W soundbar at the bottom of the screen with left, right and centre channels. Now, according to B&O vice president Stefan K, Persson, the TV’s name, Eclipse, was chosen to represent “two outstanding objects meeting and creating something even more spectacular and beautiful”.

“That is why we have chosen the name “Eclipse” – two outstanding objects meet and create something even more spectacular and lovely”.

The BeoVision Eclipse features a 3-channel soundbar cutting through the lower-third of the screen that is the lovely – if nothing else quirky – aesthetic expected from B&O. It can also be expanded to support a multi-channel surround sound system by adding Bang & Olufsen’s BeoLab loudspeakers, with the TV’s speaker then acting as the center channel. The slim glass surface continues beneath the SoundCentre, which in turn expands beyond the screen on both sides, creating some exciting contrasts between image and sound, as well as slimness and volume.

The motorised floor stand sets BeoVision Eclipse further apart. Frankenstein’s TV, if you will.

The TV is controlled with the BeoRemote One BT, allowing users to store access to a source, create a shortcut to content or devices – e.g. streaming services, personal content or a Blu-Ray player – by pushing “MyButton” on the remote.

A partnership between Bang & Olufsen (B&O) and LG has always been in the offing, and now the fruits of its labor have been unveiled at IFA 2017, in the form of the BeoVision Eclipse.

On board are music streaming services, internet radio and LG’s WebOS 3.5 software.

The BeoVision Eclipse will be released in 55-in (prices starting at £8,290) and 65-in (prices starting at £11,590) models in September.

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