Bang & Olufsen Outs Details on BeoPlay V1 HDTV

The first HDTV from the B&O PLAY brand will be available later this month.

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Bang & Olufsen is always good for an ogle. Besides prices beyond the average AV budget, the company’s products are usually pretty gorgeous — and the newly announced BeoPlay V1 is no exception.

Boasting “flexible placement possibilities,” the BeoPlay V1 is the first TV to come out of the company’s new B&O PLAY brand. That flexibility basically means that you don’t have to wall-mount it. You really don’t have to do that with any TV, although it’s a nice option.

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If you don’t opt to put this one up on a pedestal, it has a rugged steel cabinet and a stainless steel stand that you can connect to all four corners.

On the inside, the BeoPlay V1 promises a powerful video engine, Class D ICEpower amplifiers and easy connectivity — especially for Apple TV users. The BeoPlay V1 has a little spot for Apple’s small set-top box to live, right behind the TV cabinet so it’s out of sight and keeps the clutter to a minimum.

Other features on the side-lit LED include a full 1080p HD image, a 100Hz refresh rate, five HDMI inputs and a USB port.

Available in 32- and 40-inch models, B&O is shipping the BeoPlay V1 with its own remote and a variety of fabric sleeves, so you can add a splash of color behind the front speaker grill. Expect the BeoPlay V1 to be available in black and white by the end of this month. It will be priced at £1,999 ($3,229 U.S.) and £2,499 ($4,036 U.S.), respectively.

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