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Sibbi
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Sibbi posted on Fri, Jul 31 2020 11:26 AM

Now that LG is making oleds in 48. Do you think that we will get an updated Horizon?

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I also have been waiting for that. I think it is just a matter of when.

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Sibbi replied on Mon, Aug 3 2020 9:59 AM

I hope they do, because even though I gave up on my previous Horizon I really like the design. So a 48 Horizon with oled really might get me back into B&O.

 

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moxxey replied on Mon, Aug 3 2020 10:11 PM

Sibbi:

Now that LG is making oleds in 48. Do you think that we will get an updated Horizon?

You must have missed it, but a prominent UK dealer told me that B&O had prioritised a Horizon refresh as their top priority, aiming for September/October, so it could be very likely you'll see an updated panel soon.

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Imagine if it got OLED, and a built in Stage fitted.

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It would be great if the current Horizon panel could be replaced by the new one.
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I don't think that's going to happen

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moxxey replied on Tue, Aug 4 2020 10:12 AM

Chris Townsend:
Imagine if it got OLED, and a built in Stage fitted.

Then it would be 2x as expensive! And require a complete new remodelling, redesign and months of factory tooling for a complete new model? Do people think things through?

My assumption would be a relatively straightforward panel update.

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Sibbi replied on Tue, Aug 4 2020 12:01 PM

I would be quite happy with a simple panel switch. Oled picture and LG operating system.

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Chris Townsend:
Imagine if it got OLED, and a built in Stage fitted.

I would sell my organs on the black market for this.  i have been completely in love with the Horizon from day 1. I would love to own one.  I would pay ridiculous amounts of money for it.

 

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Sibbi replied on Fri, Aug 14 2020 10:34 PM

Maybe an Lg oled 48 with the Beosound stage on a nice stand is as close to a Horizon upgrade as we are going to get. 

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The sound processing to tv AND beolabs is what makes a true Beovision, a stage with any tv cannot deliver this unfortunately. So we need a new Horizon, dump the very bad Android, get a LG 48” in it or make the design worthy a mk2 Horizon and sell it just above price level of a LG 48-55 and a stage. That would be an awesome new offering imo!

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mrCTE replied on Sat, Aug 15 2020 4:44 PM

I’m with laseralex and fantastic, this would surely be a hot product. I have no idea what the margins are like for B&O on something like this but it’s got a lot of appeal for people that simply don’t want or have the space for a 55 inch + TV. 

The icing on the cake would be to bring back some Bang and Olufsen UX simplicity/magic to webOS, but appreciate that’s very unlikely to happen, and I guess even if B&O had the appetite to develop this, their hands will always be tied for as long as they’re a junior partner to a business that views their proposition as much as a threat as it is a sales opportunity. 

I think the biggest concern on a Horizon v2 is the timing isn’t great given the likely prolonged global recession we’re entering, the target market for such a product is likely to take a hit in terms of income and mid term prospects. 

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Sibbi replied on Mon, Aug 17 2020 1:50 PM

I have been told that a floorstand for the Stage and Lg oled will be introduced later this week.

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