B&O teams up with LG for BeoVision Eclipse 4K OLED TV

While all current OLED TVs use panels made by LG, the BeoVision Eclipse also uses LG’s 4K processing and smart webOS platform too.

“By merging LG Electronics’ OLED TV technology to the Bang & Olufsen experience, we have created the ultimate TV experience,” says B&O Home's executive vice president Stefan K. Persson.

“That is why we have chosen the name 'Eclipse' – two outstanding objects meet and create something even more spectacular and beautiful," he added.

Like LG’s own range of OLED TVs, it also supports the Dolby Vision HDR format, which is being promoted by Netflix and Amazon Prime Video as well as major film studios for Ultra HD Blu-ray releases.

B&O has made sound quality its priority too, and the BeoVision features a three-channel SoundCentre - a soundbar-like speaker across the bottom of the screen. The SoundCentre features a 2.5cm tweeter, two 6cm full-range drivers and three 10cm midrange/woofers which deliver 450W power.

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With a built-in surround-sound decoder, the Eclipse’s centre channel performance can match any of the company's BeoLab speakers if they are used as surround channels. It features multi-room functionality, and can pair with up to eight compatible B&O speakers at once.

The Eclipse uses LG’s latest webOS 3.5 platform, meaning the likes of Netflix, Amazon and BBC iPlayer are accessible. On the music streaming side, it has Spotify, Deezer, TuneIn radio and Google Chromecast Audio, as well as AirPlay, DLNA and Bluetooth.

The supplied BeoRemote One BT has a neat trick up its sleeve. Hold down its ‘MyButton’ key for three seconds and you can add a source - a Blu-ray player or streaming service – as a shortcut.

The BeoVision Eclipse comes in either anodised aluminium finish or a coloured fabric speaker cover, and will be available from September. There are two sizes: 55in and 65in, priced at £8300 and £11,600 respectively.

We've waited over a year for B&O to make good on their OLED promise, so we hope it's worth the wait.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.