Bang & Olufsen Beoplay V1

68
Global
Score
It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.
68

It has some redeeming qualities, but you could still do better.

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Engadget Summary

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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Sound quality

90
 

Picture quality

75
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

70
 

Media support

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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