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conclusion:Pass on it

68 July 27th 2012 12:45 pm

B&O's first HDTVs have very good image quality, and the kind of first-rate audio you'd expect from the brand. However, the sets don't support 3D, lack any kind of tuners, are missing the kind of smart TV features available on most other current sets, and sell for thousands of dollars more than competing models that include all of the above and provide a comparable viewing experience. The V1 is also only available in 32 and 40-inch sizes, while most other brands offer models as large as 65 inches. If you're a diehard B&O fan, like the V1's industrial style, and can get by with a 40-inch 2D set that will get its programming from a cable box, Blu-ray player, and external streaming box — and you don't mind paying $4,000 for it — go for it. For everyone else, there are much better options available.

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    8.0
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4.0
Wired Jul 26, 2012

Exactly the kind of spectacular picture and sound you’d expect from B&O ... Just the worst user experience from any TV ever, and an insultingly high price tag to boot. Needlessly complicated remote. No apps, no 3-D, no tuner.

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9.0
T3 May 8, 2012

The V1 certainly makes a good first impression both from a sound perspective and its undeniably sleek looks. ... The idea of trying to deliver the complete package reminds us a lot of the Bose Videowave, but while Bose were cagey about its screen technology, the panel used for the V1 looks far more...

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7.0
TrustedReviews Jun 11, 2013

The B&O BeoPlay V1 is a good all-round performer that excels in some areas - especially its audio. Ultimately, though, it doesn’t deliver enough in feature, design or performance terms to justify its premium price or, perhaps, its wearing of the B&O badge.

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8.0
FlatPanelsHD Jun 19, 2012

To summarize, we need to underline that BeoPlay V1 is more than a simple TV. You need to remember that it has a complete sound module inside and can enter into a B&O sound setup.

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