Admittedly, with a 48-inch screen, the Contour is big enough to dominate any room, but it also has a slimmed-down minimal profile encasing a total home entertainment system that would have taken up an entire room in the past. With its brilliant OLED display comes a built-in speaker modeled after the superb Beosound Stage soundbar.
A frustration encountered with plenty of otherwise excellent and expensive TVs is the manufacturer's assumption they will only be hung on the wall, providing feet for the base that ruin the profile and look like an afterthought.
Bang & Olufsen has thought of everything, including problems like that, with the Contour. The aluminum set is distinguished by the wooden slat-fronted soundbar, and the TV comes with a downright elegant stand, though it can be easily mounted on the wall in situations where floor space is at a premium.
Per Bang & Olufsen's Beovision Contour "Product Overview" (PDF) sheet, here's a partial list of technical specs:
- 3-channel stereo sound system
- Dolby Atmos
- Dolby TrueHD
- LG 48” Ultra High Definition OLED 4K Cinema HDR (Dolby Vision®, HDR10, HLG), Dolby Vision IQ
- Beoremote One Bang & Olufsen App LG Remote (supplement for basic TV operation)
- Multiroom choices include Airplay 2
- Chromecast built-in
- Beolink Multiroom
- Soundbar connects via Bluetooth 4.2 / Wireless
Bang & Olufsen's Beovision Contour is slated for a February release. It comes in Silver or Black Anthracite colorways and will retail for $5,900. Learn more at bang-olufsen.com.