Techdigest: Have more money than you know what to do with and are looking for a TV straight out of an episode of The Jetsons? Then we’ve got just the telly – the Bang & Olufsen the BeoVision 7-55.
Adding a built-in Blu-ray player and active 3D to the 55 inch flagship model, the BeoVision 7-55 gets added “wow-factor” points for its motorised stand which lifts and lowers the massive panel, as well as hiding a built-in surround sound technology that adapts and tunes its sound dependant on the acoustics of your living room. (more…)
Crunchgear: The Samsung F400, announced in February, is finally available. It is a dual slider with some B&O technology to add more fidelity to music on the go. It has a 3-megapixel camera and comes with a 1GB memory card in the box, ensuring you’ll have at least a little space for your tunes.It will be available in France in May and the rest of the world — probably not the US — soon after.
Discover full specs at Crunchgear.
Bang & Olufsen have introduced their BeoVision 8 high definition TV, a 26-inch screen that stands on its own, or can be mounted on a tabletop stand or wall bracket.
It comes in black and silver finish, has a resolution of 1366×768, brightness of 500cd/m2, contrast ratio of 1200:1, and a 6ms response rate.
Viewing angle is around 88 degrees, and it supports A2 + Nicam stereo.
It has one HDMI connector, 2 Scarts, 3 phonos, and 1 VGA.
The screen is based on a new and progressive anti-glare technology that is supposed to perform well during the day.
Aurally, the TV has been designed with the quality of speech reproduction in mind.
It’s priced at around €2,600 and comes with a Beo4 remote control unit.
TechDigest: Bang & Olufsen have launched their HDR-2 hard disc recorder with a 250GB hard drive. It can be set up to record TV programmes in a series and automatically delete the oldest watched episodes to conserve space.
It features much of what you’d expect from a PVR: pausing live TV and simultaneous recording and playback.
It also lets you create TV libraries which lets you store content in up to 8 different groups, named as you like. Recordings can be split, trimmed and renamed to save space and group similar programmes together.
The 250GB drive will store up to 110 hours of standard quality or 60 hours of high quality (not high definition) content.
It features 2 SCARTs, Y/C input, and aerial connections.
Price is yet to be confirmed.