Bang & Olufsen Beovision Harmony OLED TV is quite unlike any television we’ve ever seen.
Beovision Harmony features two “wings” made of oak and aluminium that house its sound system. They sit together as a square in front of the television (which is essentially the brand new LG C9 OLED, optimized for the Bang & Olufsen system) when it is off.
Switch the set on and the screen rises and the wings fold out, acting as a front-facing soundbar of sorts, ready for your viewing session. Switch it off, and they all fall back into that resting position, with the speakers ready to be used as a regular sound system.
It’s a uniquely design-first approach from the Danish brand that plays with the increasingly prevalent trend of hiding a TV in plain sight, making them part of the furniture as much as a piece of technology, as with Samsung’s arty The Frame TV.
The speakers are in a three-channel configuration and are designed to work with Bang & Olufsen’s multiroom speaker sets such as the Beolab 18, Beolab 50 and Beolab 90. You can pair up to eight of these wireless speakers with the set, with the TV capable of decoding 7.1 surround sound. All can be controlled by the aluminium Beoremote One remote.
Launching in October 2019, the TV and speaker system will retail together for 18,500 Euro, which converts to $20,780 and £15,945.