Here’s a really big television set for those of you who have an equally large bankroll. Now if someone wanted to give me a 103-inch television set, I certainly wouldn’t complain. But with a retail price of about $130,000, this massive set seems like quite an extravagance in these challenging economic times.
The BeoVision 4-103 is powered by an oversize HD 1920×1080 resolution plasma panel. Apparently the guys over at Bang and Olufsen didn’t get the memo that plasma TV is pretty much at death’s door – trampled to the brink of death by the ever-improving lightweight LCD juggernaut. Still, a 103-inch TV is a 103-inch TV, and that is something to write home about – even if you do have to take a 2nd mortgage on the house to pay for it. Oh, that’s right, nobody is giving out 2nd mortgages these days. I guess you just need to be truly filthy rich to buy one.
Now you’ll notice from these pictures from B&O that the ginormous television sits on the floor instead of hung on the wall or set on top of a cabinet. That’s probably because this bad boy weighs about as much as a baby elephant. But the BeoVision has some nifty tricks up its six-figure sleeve.
The set rests on a motorized floor stand that automatically elevates the set to the optimal viewing height and angle, and drops the built-in center channel speaker into position directly beneath the screen. The set can even automatically recalibrate its picture every 120 hours of use.
So enough of my yakking. Check out this promo reel from B&O to check out just how drool-worthy this giant TV is.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5XQkfaUAuU
Ready to plunk down your hard-earned bonus checks, AIG managment team members? You’ll have to hold on to your money just a little longer when the BeoVision 4-103 is released this July.
[via WIRED Gadget Lab]