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BV14 and Beovision Horizon - any feedback?

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Guy posted on Sat, Oct 8 2016 4:30 PM

Considering that both the BV14 and Beovision Horizon have been out for several weeks there's been very little feedback on this forum!  Does anyone have either and is in a position report how they have got on?  Or is everyone hanging on for the anticipated new TVs next summer?

I am in the market for a new B&O TV and would like to purchase this side of Xmas.  I have been very disappointed with 'android' in the past (albeit with a tablet), hence I am particularly interested in the new android interface and whether the SW runs well?

Anyone?

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Answered (Verified) BartS replied on Thu, Oct 27 2016 1:00 PM
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I have just been informed that there indeed is a bug in the audio-part of the software and that this will be rewritten. As the connection with the Beoremote One BT concerns; there should not be a connection issue. B&O thinks the problem should be within the TV and that the TV should be shut off from power for a time (+ half an hour). Afterwards the remote should not have connection issues anymore.

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I have been using the BV 40 since launch and I do have many software glitches which none of the updates have solved yet.

I am also waiting for update to connect to my wireless speakers eg beosound 1. The TV stops at times without any reason, the TV guide crashed all the time. Sometimes you switch it on and the remote is bklocked after which you have to unplug and plug it again. I can go on and on ...

Dealer says updates are coming and it will take time. Is okay for me but my wife hates it.

Worst is that netflix app does not work on the beovision. 

My dealer told me that B&O recommends to use apple tv. Some argue between B&O and Netflix.

Unbelieveable. I have a subscription with Netflix, I should be able to use it.

The TV itself looks very very nice but is too buggy if you ask me.

I give it another month or so, if the Android glitches are not solved soon I will return it.

good luck

 

 

 

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Answered (Verified) BartS replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 4:19 PM
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As said before: at this stage you have to contact your dealer. He passes your serial number through to B&O and subsequently the update will be transferred to your Beovision. I guess it wil take a few weeks before the update is automatically transferred to all the NG Beovisions.

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Answered (Verified) TEL replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 8:00 PM
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Many thanks Sandyb - I'll probably go ahead with Avant NG 55 later this week

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Hello. I bought an horizon 40 last november and i returned it to the shop after a week. I was very disappointed with it. Other than all strange things you mentioned, picture was awful most of the time. black turned often blue, it was impossible to tune the right tint with the suited control. i shown the thing to a quite skeptical seller and he had to admit there were problems to solve. a firmware update issued the day after i brought home the naughty girl, didn't solve  anything. while tweaking with controls i accidentally entered the service mode where among other settings there was one named ambilight. i am sorry but i don t want to pay for a nice cabinet  and electronic designed and made by chinese manufacturers. the fact a beo television was not arbouring a genuinely made beo chassis upset me now like it did in the good old days of crt based televisions when there were few beovisions having modified chassis made by philips or thomson. after that i bought a beautiful beovision 11 and i am very satisfied. i only hope beo will continue to sell this model for a long long time

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BartS replied on Tue, Mar 7 2017 6:07 AM

A few weeks ago our Horizon was switched for a brand new one. I must say that this one is much more stable than the previous one. The bass management bug appears every now and then but not as frequently as on the old Horizon. Connection problems with the remote are gone. Even the panel seems to give a better picture (is this just a thought - placebo - or did B&O also tweak hardware on the more recent Horizons)?

The software still has some bugs and glitches on our new Horizon (but much less and there have not been crashes recently, so there certainly must have been issues in the previous Horizon).

The picture (and processing of the picture) has improved a lot with the week 10 update. This was also noticable on the old Horizon. However, some side-effects are still there and also on our new Horizon (for instance the Beovision still has troubles with camera sweeps, but the side effects are less than in the previous software version). There are cheaper brands that do not have these side effects, so I hope that this issue will be solved with this weeks update. 

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BartS:

A few weeks ago our Horizon was switched for a brand new one. I must say that this one is much more stable than the previous one. The bass management bug appears every now and then but not as frequently as on the old Horizon. Connection problems with the remote are gone. Even the panel seems to give a better picture (is this just a thought - placebo - or did B&O also tweak hardware on the more recent Horizons)?

The software still has some bugs and glitches on our new Horizon (but much less and there have not been crashes recently, so there certainly must have been issues in the previous Horizon).

The picture (and processing of the picture) has improved a lot with the week 10 update. This was also noticable on the old Horizon. However, some side-effects are still there and also on our new Horizon (for instance the Beovision still has troubles with camera sweeps, but the side effects are less than in the previous software version). There are cheaper brands that do not have these side effects, so I hope that this issue will be solved with this weeks update.

I also experience some problems with the picture quality on my Horizon 48. People in motion sometimes have like a blur around their heads. Not sure if this is your experience also but never seen it on my V1 and had this problem years ago with my Philips HD ready panel. The hardware on the Horizon might be from Philips/TPVision, hope that B&O is able to finetune the picture quality!

Regarding other problems, software still too buggy, sometimes the TV reboots itself for no reason and I find the tv to respond too slow, especially direct after booting up. The update of this week should bring NL ability / Multiroom. Now I cannot connect the tv to my other NL products and not able to use the BL's on the tv with my Moment. Tick Tack, just a few day's to wait
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Hello 

no post since five days .. the new firmware isn't here...bang olufsen have problems with it ? ( tp vision ) or they are too busy with tv oled with lg ?

for us who have bought or will want to buy horizon , NG avant or beo14 it is a bad news and a brake to choose B&O ... 

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Sandyb replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 3:09 PM

has your dealer requested the update for you?

i didn't realise before, but that is what they need to do for you, so you will then have the update pushed to your TV....

 

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You say that the dealer has the new firmware? And  if it is this firmware resolve the bugs ?

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Sandyb:

has your dealer requested the update for you?

i didn't realise before, but that is what they need to do for you, so you will then have the update pushed to your TV....

Of course you don't have to do this.
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Sandyb replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 4:14 PM

didn't say you needed to do anything, but your dealer does.....

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Sandyb replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 4:19 PM

No, B&O push out the update to your TV.......but your dealer should request it for you.......they should have done this automatically......dont know if it resolves all the remaining issues, guess we are all finding out over the next few weeks, bit too early to tell.......depends on what is most important to you, but from what i can see, there is still some work to do.....although sharing NL audio / Join function is nice to have now......

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Answered (Verified) BartS replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 4:19 PM
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As said before: at this stage you have to contact your dealer. He passes your serial number through to B&O and subsequently the update will be transferred to your Beovision. I guess it wil take a few weeks before the update is automatically transferred to all the NG Beovisions.

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TEL replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 12:28 AM

Sandyb

 

Did you do the comparison Avant 2014 vs Avant NG ?

and if so what are your thoughts - should I go for NG 55?

 

TEL

 

 

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Sandyb replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 12:41 AM

briefly yes....a bit subjective picture quality wise....the older screens produce a softer image, and i dont mean that in a bad way....the newer screens seemed a bit more modern to me, a touch more aggressive in their image, and i slightly preferred it to the older.....

i couldn't test a variety of material to be honest, given what the dealer had connected.....the newer screens are globally dimmed, which in theory isnt great, but it looks great with a lot of broadcast HD feeds, especially sports.....4K looks pretty sharp too of course......where it is a little less convincing is with dark scenes.....though where it was struggling initially, since the recent updates, its performance in dark scenes is better.......this may just be an LCD limitation though (my main screen is a BV12-65 plasma, which is awesome), and i wasnt really able to compare with the Avant 2014....

anyway, best to look or yourself....they both have pro's, not quite familiar enough with the downsides of the Avant 2014, outside of the connections / ports, where the newer TVs have more fully enabled 4K ports, to the extent that matters will vary by user....

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Answered (Verified) TEL replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 8:00 PM
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Many thanks Sandyb - I'll probably go ahead with Avant NG 55 later this week

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Sandyb replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 10:43 PM

no worries......do spend some good time checking out the picture quality is what you like..as i say, these things are a bit personal, and some may prefer the slightly softer image of the previous screens........and the software, as you are probably aware, has been a bit buggy.....they seem to be addressing it, albeit not that quickly......but the Avant is a cool tv, the sound is super impressive on its own, whether or not you connect other B&O speakers to it........

 

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Very silent lately. Any news about updates?

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