There’s no shortage of TVs from Samsung, Vizio, and Sony’s lineups if all you want is excellent picture quality. For those who want their TV with equal savvy in function and design, however, the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 14 should offer a more satisfying alternative.
Instead of the familiar rectangular form factor of modern TVs, the new B&O TV continues to embrace their signature square shape. Don’t worry, they didn’t make a TV with an annoying 5:4 aspect ratio for showing your favorite shows like we’re still in the CRT age. Instead, they pair a standard rectangular panel on top with oak wood lamellas below it to fill up the erstwhile blank space, making it look more like a piece of furniture than a piece of modern home electronics.
Available in 40- and 55-inch models, the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 14 has a 4K ultra-HD LED panel with anti-reflective coating, along with a built-in light sensor that monitors ambient illumination and adjusts the image profile accordingly to ensure optimal picture quality. Like B&O previous TVs, it benefits a lot from the outfit’s expertise in speakers, as it boasts a fully-active three-way speaker and bass unit that, the outfit claims, delivers “more immersive sound than most standalone speaker systems.”
There is, shockingly, no HDR support, although it does get Android TV, Google Cast, preset picture modes (including a Game Mode to minimize latency), and a motorized stand that can automatically adjust its angle to face the viewers present in the room. It comes with B&O’s BeoRemote One, which has both Bluetooth and IR for greater flexibility.
Pricing for the Bang & Olufsen BeoVision 14 starts at £5,190.