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BV14 and Beovision Horizon - any feedback?

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Guy
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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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jimcaj replied on Thu, Nov 23 2017 10:56 AM

dayoff2017:
If you plug in an external hard drive, you can hear that (more or less 24/7!). The TV itself is silent.

Fansastic:
My Horizon is completely silent as far as I know, will check this evening.

Thanks

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jimcaj replied on Wed, Nov 29 2017 4:44 PM
I talked to a dealer the other day about whether he knew about a Horizon 2018 refresh. That won’t happen for sure he reported. He had been told B&O are commited to keep fixing the Horizon FW until it’s ‘done’.

I’ll wait and see before I buy.

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Netflix still not working in the Netherlands.

Waste of money B&O.

I have allready sold my beoplay A6 and beosound 1 because of poor wifi connectivity.

 

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Since the latest FW update last week the Horizon is now 100% imo. Quicker, very stable and no blurring. Also Multiroom fully integrated in app. BV14/Horizon are now what they should be at introduction.

Regarding Netflix, much said about on this forum, is not happening due to license issues between Netflix and B&O, only available now on the LG based Eclipse.

I really enjoy my Horizon now and the android has grown on me. Hopefully the BV14/Horizon will not be end of live very shortly.

BV Harmony 65 / Eclipse 55 / BL 50 / 19 / 18 / BS 2 all brass

BV Horizon 48 / V1 40 / BL 17 / Beoplay S3 all black

V1 / BL 3 / BS Essence MKII / Beoplay A3 all white

BS Moment / BS 3000 / BS 3200 / BL 400 all silver

Headphones / bluetooth speakers / BLC NL-ML / BLGateway

I know…B&O virus has grown on me ! 

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Stan replied on Wed, Nov 29 2017 7:49 PM

I also asked my dealer about the longevity of the Android platformed TVs given the Eclipse is WebOS.  Of course, he is going to say that the Androids are not going away any time soon otherwise he would not sell them except on a large discount (which is why I was interested Smile), but his reasoning was believable to me.  He said that OLED is only generally available in 55 and 65 inch right now (ok, you can find >65, but it is crazy expensive - like B&O prices without the B&O), and there's no hurry to make smaller OLED tvs.  Therefore, going forward, Horizon will be the smaller TV.  Avant will be the larger.  I didn't ask about the BV14 (and I don't recall seeing one on display so maybe this doesn't speak well of the BV14, at least in the US)...  Maybe in a few years this will change as technology advances, but this seems to support the idea that they are not going away soon - even less likely if they are now basically "fixed".

Stan

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beotex replied on Wed, Nov 29 2017 10:47 PM
That’s good news. Makes me feel a bit more comfortable pulling the trigger on an Avant NG.

Any major open issues left to be resolved?
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No complaints at all since the last software update... Basic operation with the iPhone/iPad, faster start out of standby, crisp picture... 

This is what should have been the case as of launch.

Very happy with my BV14!

Karel.

 

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jimcaj replied on Thu, Nov 30 2017 10:53 AM
Good to hear such positive reports Smile

(From MMs original picture)

Can one do this on a Horizon and is it presented in the same minimalistic way?

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jimcaj:

Good to hear such positive reports

(From MMs original picture)

Can one do this on a Horizon and is it presented in the same minimalistic way?

Only title song, no artist name. This is the finishing touch for the Horizon softwareBig Smile

BV Harmony 65 / Eclipse 55 / BL 50 / 19 / 18 / BS 2 all brass

BV Horizon 48 / V1 40 / BL 17 / Beoplay S3 all black

V1 / BL 3 / BS Essence MKII / Beoplay A3 all white

BS Moment / BS 3000 / BS 3200 / BL 400 all silver

Headphones / bluetooth speakers / BLC NL-ML / BLGateway

I know…B&O virus has grown on me ! 

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@Fansastic

Your picture (of the Horizon) shows the infos from the playback of a BS Moment there.

Mine shows, what is displayed from a connected BS Essence playing via Spotify Connect.

(What is displayed, if you play a track of an entire album, not just a single track?)

@jincaj

I actually prefer this ‘minimalistic way’.

And the screen (my screen) turns off after a short time anyway - if I want to see these infos there again, I flip my navi button/Beo4.

For the rest my (dedicated) iPad Mini will do the job.

MM

 

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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I took a serious look at the BV 14 and Horizon today ... I should have asked about their FirmWare levels ... I had meant to read this thread before going into the store but Michael distracted me on slack beochat with a discussion about how good his google Home mini is Laughing

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I have bought a Beo Horizon one month ago and I have noticed same issues... Means not all have been fixed in meantime... The TV is brilliant but it takes sometimes up to 5 minutes to start, I have to unplug it, etc. It is really annoying because we never know if it will happen each time we start it...

As well I'm not a fan of Android TV. Also suspecting it explains most of the issues noticed already and as well the content is very poor. I don't see the added value here...

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Bob, that must be so frustrating and so disappointing

Sad

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Does anyone know if the android TVs have proper BLGW integration yet (able to send LIGHT and CONTROL commands to it)?

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BartS replied on Wed, May 23 2018 5:56 PM

My Horizon is currently updating.... No idea if there are any new features.

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