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BeoVision Avant 55 or BV 7-55

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CarlK
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CarlK posted on Wed, Jul 8 2020 10:54 PM

I need help and opinions deciding between these two BVs.

New to the BV offerings but I do have a BV 7-40 which is great.

Needing a larger screen I’m considering the 7-55 as from what I’ve read it’s up there with the best B&O has made.

However an Avant 55 mk1 is younger and offers easier integration to future additions.

Can anyone offer any help choosing or experiences you can share with these would be amazing 

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Gregg replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 1:41 AM

I have an Avant 55 First Gen, and I completely love it. I bought it for two primary reasons: plays 3D blur ays, and the amazing two motion floor stand. I bought it from a dealer second hand, which I highly recommend. 

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CarlK replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 3:48 AM

Thanks - that’s one vote for the Avant 55 πŸ˜€

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CarlK:

Thanks - that’s one vote for the Avant 55 πŸ˜€

Make it two.

I’m with Gregg, very happy with my Avant 55.

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oli replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 7:13 AM
I don’t know the Avant MK1, but I have the 7-55 and for sure the picture quality is better than the BV11-55 I also own. Last week I read an article shared by someone on this forum that was rating the 7-55 as best B&O TV ever. The Avant MK1 was in good position too if I remember well.
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Daniel:

CarlK:

Thanks - that’s one vote for the Avant 55 πŸ˜€

Make it two.

I’m with Gregg, very happy with my Avant 55.

Make it three.

However, if you don’t need NL integration and the advanced audio option of the BSys4-engine and more......,you’ll be happy with the BV7-55.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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CarlK replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 12:42 PM

Thanks - I did read that and that’s why I was considering the older BV 7-55.

Its not as expandable as the newer models but it sounds like the pinnacle of BV 7s is a hard act to follow!

l haven’t measured the space up as yet but I believe the BV 7-55 is pretty big and maybe too large for the corner I’m try to fill

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kawo replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 1:29 PM

As far as I know the BV7 is based on the Beosystem 3 platform, the Avant on more or less the Beosystem 4 type of sound engine.

Owning a BS3 for may years which I now have retired the sound quality at multi channel audio does not come close to the newer systems.

At least at my market there is still a big gap in budget for both superb TV sets which does not make it easy..but I would go for he Avant as also retired ML and switched to NL.

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CarlK replied on Thu, Jul 9 2020 11:01 PM

Great advice thank you.

I agree the Avant helps me create a better pathway forwards.

do you think version 1 or 2 of the Avant 55?

Researching this I’ve heard v1 was a better offering

 

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Correct. But I also have to be honest and say that a number of us in here had issues with the panel after about 5 years which required a hefty €1000 repair.

Some got it made under warranty though.

That is what you need to be careful of.
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CarlK replied on Fri, Jul 10 2020 5:57 AM

Ok - I was afraid you'd say that.

That does concern me on the Avant line

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Daniel replied on Fri, Jul 10 2020 7:18 AM

CarlK:

Ok - I was afraid you'd say that.

That does concern me on the Avant line

I’m a little bit worried about the reports of Avants with costly screen repairs. Not so keen to spend money you could buy a new set for, on a old TV.

My LX5500 lasted 22 year (and my BS9000 with speakers are 20 years). Not so sure the Avant will last until 2036. If it does I will name it to “Putin”.

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CarlK:

Ok - I was afraid you'd say that.

That does concern me on the Avant line

That however, does not mean that a BV7-55 will last forever.

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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Esax replied on Sat, Jul 11 2020 12:42 AM
7-55 any day. It vill not last forever but it is the best they ever produced. And it vill match any tv of today.

Beovision 7-55 MK1 red, Beolab 10 red. Beolab 50, all black. Beolab 17 broken ice. Beolab transmitter. Apple tv4 and apple express 2.

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