Last week we got a story wrong. Bang Olufsen will not be launching their new 103″ plasma TV for $175,000 as reported in our exclusive story; instead it will be $181,000 with the Danish Company now searching for Australia’s first TV poser.
The TV display panel which is made by Panasonic was launched this week in the new Audi show room in Sydney with the Company claiming that they want to sell 8 in the next 12 months.
They also claim that it is the largest TV sold in Australia however SmartHouse research reveals that this is not the case as Panasonic has been selling a 103″ TV for nearly three years.
The new B&O TV screen which is 246cm wide and 152cm high, costs $181,500 with the set of recommended B&O speakers costing an additional $90,000.
My tip is to anyone wanting this sort of set up is to go out and buy the Panasonic 103″ screen which is identical to the one found in the B&O TV. Then if you want a pair of speakers, try the new Focal Scala speakers which are the third release in the Focal Utopia 111 series of loudspeakers.
All up this will cost you around $120,000 including around $10,000 for installation and set up by the likes of Len Wallis Audio.
This a saving of $100,00 on the B&O price and the set up will look as good as the B&O offering.
And if you want discreet hidden speakers try some of the Stealth Acoustic speakers. The B&O screens are made to order and take three months to deliver. The Panasonic offering can be installed within two weeks depending on stock availability.
As we reported in our original story the B& O offering does include a two electric motors in the stand which silently lift the screen to eye level, rotating it up to 20 degrees if necessary.
In a stab at the quality of plasma, B&O products manager Stuart Tolliday claimed that Plasma has its limitations a comment that Panasonic the biggest seller of plasma TV’s in the world would disagree with.
He said “The problem with plasma is that its red, green and blue pixels age at different rates,” he said.
To solve this problem B&O claim that they have had to develop an automatic colour management system, which adjusts the pixels to optimise them in the room’s conditions?