Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 7

BeoVision7Typical consumer electronics have never been B&O’s forte. Some would argue that the Danish electronic designers should have fell in-line with more ‘mainstream’ manufacturers years ago, but B&O remain true to their stylish but simple roots, at least aesthetically. Most consumers have little knowledge of the real innovation that goes into these products, ‘under the skin’ of their metal housings.

The BeoVision 7, B&O’s latest entry in video displays, is a 32″ LCD television with a built-in DVD player. One interesting feature is the optional motorized floor stand that allows the display to be panned left or right according to the viewer’s preference. In addition to that rather handy feature, something I’ve long wished for in a video display is included here; the BeoVision 7 can automatically adjust picture quality to match current lighting conditions. Using VisionClear technology, i.e. the brightness, contrast and other picture settings can recognize changes in room light and compensate accordingly.