BeoVision 7-40 BD
BeoVision 7-40 now comes with optional Blu-ray Disc drive and DVB-HD tuner module

Bang & Olufsen's BeoVision 7-40 LCD TV has been upgraded with the addition of an optional DVB-HD tuner module, able to receive HD broadcasts, 100Hz technology with motion compensation and the further option of a built-in Blu-ray Disc player.

The original 7-40 LCD TV was designed with an onboard DVD player as standard, but buyers can now choose to have a BD drive in its place. And the player is BD-Live compatible, able to receive extra content via the internet.

The Blu-ray player supports the following formats: Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital + 7.1, Dolby Digital True HD 7.1, DTS 5.1, LPCM 7.1. Blu-ray discs with DTS HD 7.1 or DTS HD Master 7.1 will be decoded as DTS 5.1.

The company has also added 100Hz operation to its in-house video engine, and DVB-HD capability is provided by a second optional module, mounted on the video engine, which supports reception of terrestrial signals as well as signals from selected cable programme providers.

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As before, the TV is available with a choice of speaker modules: the BeoLab  7-2 providing stereo sound from broadcasts and the BeoLab 7-4 functioning as the centre speaker in a mutlichannel set-up.

The TV is available in a choice of colours – natural aluminium, black, dark grey, red, blue and gold – and with a range of stand options. Prices start from just over £9000 including stand and speaker, but vary according to the configuration chosen.