Bang & Olufsen today announced the BeoPlay V1 television, the first television in the company’s new, ‘more affordable’ B&O Play design series. B&O promises the BeoPlay V1 TV will deliver “brilliant sound, brilliant design and complete control” thanks to the inclusion of a remote control (a cut-down version of the long-running Beo4).
Also launched today was the BeoPlay A3, an iPad dock with an angular design and active accelerometer which allows it to sit in either portrait or landscape mode.
The BeoPlay V1 TV has a few placement options up its sleeve, with the integrated stand allowing it to sit on the floor or a shelf, attach to the wall or even hang from the ceiling. The full-HD TV has five HDMI inputs, a USB connection, DLNA compatibility, wireless connectivity for connecting to streaming devices and room for an Apple TV box should you want to plug one in to the back of the set.
Sound comes from Bang & Olufsen’s proprietary Class D ICEpower amplification and promises class-leading sound quality.
Available in 32- and 40-inch screen sizes, the BeoPlay V1 TV will cost £1.999 for the 32″ model and £2.499 for the 40″ in the UK, and will be available in either black or white.
Also announced today is the BeoPlay A3 iPad dock which can be positioned in a range of angles thanks to a clever design, while the integrated accelerometer ensures the screen rotates as the iPad dock moves.
The unit weighs in at around 1.5kg, has a rechargeable battery which should last around five hours or so and will cost £449 in the UK. It will be available at Bang & Olufsen dealers very shortly.