Luxury Danish electronics brand Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a jaw-dropping 88-inch 8k version of its extraordinary Beovision Harmony TV. Aimed at the rarefied end of the high-end home entertainment market, the mega-screen combines the most advanced OLED 8k TV on the planet right now, with a high-end Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound system. But even that doesn’t really do it justice.
First seen at Milan Design week 2019, the Harmony is best thought of an inspired mix of artisan engineering and outré design.
To mitigate the expanse of screen when not in use, the panel lowers in order to be obscured by the set’s speaker system,so you see mainly two handsome oak and aluminium covers. When powered up, the screen rises and the panels fan out like a butterfly opening its wings.
The Harmony is best thought of an inspired mix of artisan engineering and outré design…
The two-meter-wide Beovision Harmony TV is built around the 2020 OLED 8k display from LG Electronics. To put 8k in context, the screen has four times as many pixels as a 4k UHD screen, and 16 times more than HDTV.
Images are handled by the new LG Alpha 9 Gen 3 AI processor, which uses upgraded processing power and artificial intelligence with deep learning algorithms to maximise image quality.
The three-channel sound system has a built-in dual subwoofer, and can further connect to as many as eight wireless Beolab speakers, creating a 7.1 surround sound system. Wi-Fi connectivity and Bluetooth streaming is standard. Everything is handled by a Beoremote One control. No ordinary zapper, this is made from extruded aluminium.
The Beovision Harmony OLED TV is available in a variety of finishes. If you want to upgrade from the standard speaker cover choice of oak wood and natural aluminium, there’s a variant which combines smoked oak and bronze tone aluminium with walnut. The new finishes match the brand’s Beolab 50 and Beolab 90 finish options. Alternatively, you can also opt for full customisation if you want something totally unique.
For more on the various Beovision Harmony finishes, see our report here.
The 88-in 8k Beovision Harmony (standard issue) sells for £44,100 or EUR 46,500.