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First Look: Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant provides motorised stand, 4K resolution for a high price

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First Look: Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant provides motorised stand, 4K resolution for a high price

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The Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant is a 55-inch TV with a 4K resolution and fancy motorised stand. Sounds cool, but its high price means it won't be for everyone. Check out our hands-on video.

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here with the Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here with the Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant. The TV, that's packed with technology, where the main event here, really is in the design. The TV, that's packed with technology, where the main event here, really is in the design. Turn the TV on, and the speakers will actually descend, from below the TV. Turn the TV on, and the speakers will actually descend, from below the TV. And the unit itself will move forward, using this motorized stand. And the unit itself will move forward, using this motorized stand. This stand also means that where ever you sit in your living room, the screen and, of course, the stare from the speakers, always be pointing towards you. This stand also means that where ever you sit in your living room, the screen and, of course, the stare from the speakers, always be pointing towards you. Sounds cool but, this motorized stand, is a £1,195 extra. Sounds cool but, this motorized stand, is a £1,195 extra. You can, however, get a fixed wall mount £600, if you don't fancy all the theatrics. You can, however, get a fixed wall mount £600, if you don't fancy all the theatrics. The TV itself has a 55 inch display and like any top end TV that wants to take itself seriously. The TV itself has a 55 inch display and like any top end TV that wants to take itself seriously. It has a four K, auto HD resolution. It has a four K, auto HD resolution. This little chap on top, is an ambient light sensor, which B&O's sets allows the TV to automatically adjust it's color balance and contrast, depending on the light in your room. This little chap on top, is an ambient light sensor, which B&O's sets allows the TV to automatically adjust it's color balance and contrast, depending on the light in your room. The speakers have eight drivers, each with its own amplifier which should pump out some great sound, if you can't also afford to pair the TV, with one of B&O's speaker sets. The speakers have eight drivers, each with its own amplifier which should pump out some great sound, if you can't also afford to pair the TV, with one of B&O's speaker sets. It has internet services like Spotify and Beezer on board, and you control these with this typically, minimalist remote control which has been milled, from a single piece of metal. It has internet services like Spotify and Beezer on board, and you control these with this typically, minimalist remote control which has been milled, from a single piece of metal. Four K TV's still don't come cheap. Four K TV's still don't come cheap. And the B&O's vision of vans, is still no exception. And the B&O's vision of vans, is still no exception. If you walk into a B&O's store today, and pick it up for 5995 pounds, without the moving stand. If you walk into a B&O's store today, and pick it up for 5995 pounds, without the moving stand. That is a pretty penny. That is a pretty penny. But it may be worth it, if you really value design with your four k resolution. But it may be worth it, if you really value design with your four k resolution. I'm Andrew Hoyle for C/net, and this is the Bang and Olufsent BeoVision Avant. I'm Andrew Hoyle for C/net, and this is the Bang and Olufsent BeoVision Avant. [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] [MUSIC] I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here with the Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant. I'm Andrew Hoyle for CNET, and I'm here with the Bang and Olufsen BeoVision Avant. The TV, that's packed with technology, where the main event here, really is in the design. The TV, that's packed with technology, where the main event here, really is in the design. Turn the TV on, and the speakers will actually descend, from below the TV. Turn the TV on, and the speakers will actually descend, from below the TV. And the unit itself will move forward, using this motorized stand. And the unit itself will move forward, using this motorized stand. This stand also means that where ever you sit in your living room, the screen and, of course, the stare from the speakers, always be pointing towards you. This stand also means that where ever you sit in your living room, the screen and, of course, the stare from the speakers, always be pointing towards you. Sounds cool but, this motorized stand, is a £1,195 extra. Sounds cool but, this motorized stand, is a £1,195 extra. You can, however, get a fixed wall mount £600, if you don't fancy all the theatrics. You can, however, get a fixed wall mount £600, if you don't fancy all the theatrics. The TV itself has a 55 inch display and like any top end TV that wants to take itself seriously. The TV itself has a 55 inch display and like any top end TV that wants to take itself seriously. It has a four K, auto HD resolution. It has a four K, auto HD resolution. This little chap on top, is an ambient light sensor, which B&O's sets allows the TV to automatically adjust it's color balance and contrast, depending on the light in your room. This little chap on top, is an ambient light sensor, which B&O's sets allows the TV to automatically adjust it's color balance and contrast, depending on the light in your room. The speakers have eight drivers, each with its own amplifier which should pump out some great sound, if you can't also afford to pair the TV, with one of B&O's speaker sets. The speakers have eight drivers, each with its own amplifier which should pump out some great sound, if you can't also afford to pair the TV, with one of B&O's speaker sets. It has internet services like Spotify and Beezer on board, and you control these with this typically, minimalist remote control which has been milled, from a single piece of metal. It has internet services like Spotify and Beezer on board, and you control these with this typically, minimalist remote control which has been milled, from a single piece of metal. Four K TV's still don't come cheap. Four K TV's still don't come cheap. And the B&O's vision of vans, is still no exception. And the B&O's vision of vans, is still no exception. If you walk into a B&O's store today, and pick it up for 5995 pounds, without the moving stand. If you walk into a B&O's store today, and pick it up for 5995 pounds, without the moving stand. That is a pretty penny. That is a pretty penny. But it may be worth it, if you really value design with your four k resolution. But it may be worth it, if you really value design with your four k resolution. I'm Andrew Hoyle for C/net, and this is the Bang and Olufsent BeoVision Avant. I'm Andrew Hoyle for C/net, and this is the Bang and Olufsent BeoVision Avant. [MUSIC] [MUSIC]

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