Wait just a second. We’re happy to report that B&Q’s latest attempt to revolutionise television design doesn’t involve permanently obstructing your view of EastEnds. Rather, what you’re looking at is the Beovision Harmony’s meticulously crafted oak and aluminum fronts as they fan out ,forming a kind of consumer electronics Wu-Tang symbol before resting underneath the screen when you want to watch something.Sounds fancy.
Oh it is. When you're not using it, the wafer-thin screen hovers just above floor level, partially covered by the two panels. The idea is that your living room won't appear quite so dominated by a monolithic black rectangle. Switch it on and the wings open out butterfly-style and close up beneath the TV, which gradually rises until it's at optimum viewing height. When you've finished your Our Planet binge, the same sequence plays out in reverse.Talk to me about tech.
The panel itself is an LG-made 77in OLEO, so you can bet it's as bright and colourful as the best of ' em. And those panels aren't just cosmetic: they house an active DSP-based speaker system that can deliver Apple AirPlay 2, Go ogle Chromecast and Bluetooth for all your multi room streaming dreams. In addition, a built – in 7.1 surround decoder allows you to hook the TV up to 16 Beolab speakers. All of this is easily controllable with the extraordinarily long Beoremote One, which was forged using a single slab of extruded aluminium.