New B&O TV talks the talk

Different sound technology claimed

Mike Yamamoto Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.
Mike Yamamoto
Shiny Shiny

As noted before, some of us at Crave are smitten by just about anything Bang & Olufsen designs (or even something that just resembles their stuff).

So it goes without saying that our heads were sufficiently turned by the sight of its newest "BeoVision" HDTV. As usual, this latest offering has some impressive features, not content to be just another pretty face; and, as usual, it bears a B&O-type price, this time 1,800 pounds (about $3,582). But Shiny Shiny notes something different in this TV's sound technology, specifically in speech reproduction: "When you're watching, it seems like the sound is actually coming out of the mouth of the person, rather than the speakers."

We don't know that this alone can justify the price (or if it's even true), but we'd be happy just to look at this TV while it's turned off.