With LCD and plasma displays getting sleeker and slimmer by the day, you'd think
Bang & Olufsen, which built their name
on sleek, slim components, would be tearing their hair out, desperately trying to find a way to make their products
stand out from the wannabees. While we've seen signs of that desperation — the BeoVision 5 TV, which mounted a gorgeous
42-inch plasma screen in a square frame, comes to mind — most of their TV products have managed to
differentiate themselves from the competition in subtle, creative ways. The BeoVision 7 32-inch LCD does so with its
built-in DVD player, distinctive speakers and integration with the company's BeoLink network, along with a screen that
automatically adjusts to ambient lighting conditions and can be swiveled via remote to an optimum viewing angle.
Whether these features make it worth a price that's likely to be at least $5K depends on how much you've bought into
the B&O philosophy — and, of course, how much cash you've got to spare.