Bang & Olufsen has launched BeoVision Avant ”New Generation” – or Avant NG – in 55, 75 and 85-inch sizes. It is the successor to the first version that was launched in 2014. New features include Android TV and BeoRemote One BT.
BeoVision Avant NG
When Bang & Olufsen in 2014 launched the flat panel BeoVision Avant it was a revival of the most successful picture tube TV from the Danish manufacturer. It was also the company’s first 4K Ultra HD TV.
BeoVision Avant NG is the next step. The company has introduced the upgraded Avant ”New Generation” without much fanfare and just from looking at it, the new model looks more or less identical. However, it is available in a new “Brass Tone” version with a black stand, B&O tells FlatpanelsHD.
The new brass tone edition is depicted below.
The most significant new feature is that Avant NG takes advantage of the technical platform that was first introduced in BeoVision 14 earlier this year, which means that Avant NG has improved 4K support as well as Google’s Android TV operating system.
From the Android TV user interface you have access to apps, games, and many other features. The TV also has built-in Chromecast, allowing you to wirelessly push content from a mobile device onto the TV.
BeoRemote One BT
BeoVision Avant NG comes bundled with the bluetooth-enabled BeoRemote One BT that was also first introduced with BeoVision 14.
By taking advantage of bluetooth you no longer have to point the remote directly at the TV. However, the new remote also works with infrared to ensure that you can control legacy devices.
Additionally the TV comes equipped with BeoLink Multiroom and ”Immaculate Wireless Surround” technology that allows you to connect BeoLab speakers wirelessly to the TV. IWS is one of the most advanced wireless audio systems today. It supports wireless uncompressed audio at less than 5 ms delay on up to 8 speakers at a time. This enables you to build a wireless surround system.
55, 75 and 85” sizes
Since the launch of the 55-inch Avant in 2014, Bang & Olufsen has expanded the series with 75 and 85-inch models. Avant NG is available in the same three sizes.
All three are based on Ultra HD LCD panels with backlit LED. The 85-inch version adds “2D local dimming” that can improve black levels and contrast. The TVs have been factory calibrated to ensure accurate color reproduction.
The 55-inch model is offered with a motorized floor stand that gently lifts the TV when you turn it on. The other two are offered with a rotating floor stand. The speaker is hidden when the TV is off and slides down when you turn it on. You can also choose from wall bracket solutions.
You get the same powerful speaker system found in the original Avant, including a 7.1 surround decoder. Inside there is a dual-tuner for recording. To activate it you simply need to connect a USB hard drive.
BeoVision Avant NG is available now in aluminum or ”Brass Tone”. Prices vary by region and country.
Prices: 55” BeoVision Avant NG – 8.295 Euro 75” BeoVision Avant NG – 14.995 Euro 85” BeoVision Avant NG – 21.995 Euro