B&O BeoSound 5

B&O BeoSound 5 Specifications

Display: 10.4″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Pixel Format: 1024 x 768
HDD: 500GB
Audio Support: WMA, WMA Lossless, MP3, WAV, ASF, AAC
Photo Support: BMP, GIF, PNG, TIFF, JPEG, JPG
Video Support: MPEG, MPE, MPG, AVI, WMV, VFW1111
Connectivity: USB (3), HDMI, DVI-I, DVI-D, IR, Line Out, S/P DIF Out, Component, Composite, Ethernet, S-Video
OS: Microsoft Windows XP embedded
Power Consumption: 38W (operational), 2W (standby)
Dimensions: 305 x 190 x 75mm
Weight: 2.65kg

B&O: When I first saw B&O’s BeoSound 5, I didn’t know what it was. I still don’t quite know what it is but generally speaking it is a A/V control unit. The BeoSound 5 has a 10.4-inch TFT LCD. The 10.4-inch LCD has a pixel format of 1024×768. As you can see B&O opted for a 4:3 aspect ratio, which I think is interesting since a wide format LCD is associated with leading edge technology. But even without a wide LCD the BeoSound 5 looks quite futuristic and there is nothing else quite like it. Gallery after the jump.

The 500GB HDD will allow the user of this magnificent piece of art & technology to store 28,000 or so songs or 1000 CDs in lossless quality. Quite a bit more, about 80,000 songs or 6000 CDs, if you’re willing to give up some quality with MP3 at 196kbps. Of course, anyone who springs for the BeoSound 5 will want to go with lossless, I’m absolutely sure. And when you are playing music, similar to Apple’s iTunes’ Genius feature, the BeoSound 5 analyzes the music you’re listening to and find more similar music. Head on over to for a lot more information.

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