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Tayne
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Tayne posted on Fri, Oct 30 2020 7:21 PM

Have I missed something, or has this new TV already been discussed somewhere?

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Daniel:

Here it is on display already. 

 https://ibb.co/L9g8MW5

Why aren't I surprised the Moment in the background has the back panel off?

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L O L at the moment comment 🤣

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Mikael replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 10:07 AM

Quick math on the price tag:

LG panel is about 1500€
Stage is about 1500€
So you pay a premium of about 3000€ for the frame and stand (and maybe remote?). 

It’s not cheap, but not crazy expensive either. There seems to be a lot of aluminum. 
Personally I think the design is to “heavy” and not elegant. But maybe that will change when I see it live (as with so many of B&Os products). 

As many others in this thread the TV is not for me based solely on the lack of PL. 
I still think that it’s a huge mistake not to include PL in all their TVs. Even though the customer doesn’t have any B&O speakers right now, the PL connections is the gateway for them to start a B&O collection. If the Contour is your first B&O tv, then it will be extremely expensive to add speakers, as you not only needs to buy the speakers but also a new TV which is another price class. People who buy the Contour properly have less cash to spend in the first place, so this TV ends up being a one time only purchase customer or your secondary B&O TV. 

 

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tuxian replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 10:22 AM

I think that the typical demand of forum users here differs largely from that of a mainstream client. For many people, especially those that have some sort of design awareness, TVs are horrible. You need one in your living room for the rare get-together where you watch a movie or maybe some Netflix on lazy weekends. But most of the time, the TV just sits there and takes a lot of room, especially in a small city apartment. Some of my friends even abandoned the TV completely and only watch shows on their iPad.

The demand for a great looking, all-in-one, small footprint, floor-standing TV thus is huge. You see the difference when browsing through Tech Forums, where everyone is aiming for 55", 65" or even larger Screens - but in reality, many electronic markets are reporting that the new 48 OLEDs are actually very sought after and often sold out.

For the audience I'm describing, there is no plan to add large and expensive speakers at any point. What they might want is some sort of multiroom feature, which the Stage (and so the Contour I guess) supports. I think this sort of young, urban living, design aware and but ultra techy client is a very attractive market for many brands.

 

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Steph replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 11:07 AM

I think tuxian is right. A magnificent all-in-one 48 oled tv has its place in many european homes.

I really like the frame and the integration of the Stage. The floor stand is nice too.I can't wait to see the other stands.

For me, 2 things are missing from these Beovisions (Eclipse, Harmony and Contour) : a "more B&O" UI different from the LG WebOs and the trademark electronic curtain :-)). Of course, i can live without it, but it's these little details that i love on a B&O tv. Smile

PS : i hope the PUC is there...

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Sandyb replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 11:31 AM
Mikael:

Quick math on the price tag:

LG panel is about 1500€ Stage is about 1500€ So you pay a premium of about 3000€ for the frame and stand (and maybe remote?). It’s not cheap, but not crazy expensive either. There seems to be a lot of aluminum. Personally I think the design is to “heavy” and not elegant. But maybe that will change when I see it live (as with so many of B&Os products).

As many others in this thread the TV is not for me based solely on the lack of PL. I still think that it’s a huge mistake not to include PL in all their TVs. Even though the customer doesn’t have any B&O speakers right now, the PL connections is the gateway for them to start a B&O collection. If the Contour is your first B&O tv, then it will be extremely expensive to add speakers, as you not only needs to buy the speakers but also a new TV which is another price class. People who buy the Contour properly have less cash to spend in the first place, so this TV ends up being a one time only purchase customer or your secondary B&O TV.

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Agreed, the design looks pretty average

Is it a level above Samsung’s Frame or some of the offerings from Loewe? Not really

Of course, real life viewing may change that opinion, but I doubt it
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Curly replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 3:21 PM

Interesting that a retailer has it on display but it’s not up on B&O’s website yet....?

Anyway, it looks very, very nice to me. It looks like a Horizon with its deep frame. But I’m not a buyer because I want 5.1 surround. I’m sure it’ll sell well for those who want a smaller TV and sound bar.

I wish they made a 55” Harmony. 

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moxxey replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 6:05 PM

Sandyb:

Agreed, the design looks pretty average

Looking at that Contour in the dealer's window, I'd have to agree. Too much plain aluminium. 

But didn't someone say a wood version is on the way? Not sure if I read this correctly.

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1990 replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 6:31 PM

Looks like a good package. I’m just worried about the stand. It looks very chunky and not elegant at all. It’ll look better at a BV7 stand with an STB adapter.

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Hiort replied on Sat, Nov 14 2020 7:11 PM

moxxey:

But didn't someone say a wood version is on the way? Not sure if I read this correctly.

From what I´ve heard, the wood version only involve the speaker section. 

 

 

 

 

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Hi,

i mean the frame is available in three colors: aluminium, antracite and a gold tone.

Wood is only the speaker section.
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Steph replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 2:53 AM

The aluminium seems to be anodised matt.

Te anthracite could be amazing.

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Unless my eyes deceive me, I think above the Bang and Olufsen text (top of speaker/bottom of tv) you can see what appears to be the LG badge; for me this kills it immediately. Why would I pay a B&O price to see an LG badge? Makes no sense to me whatsoever it really doesn’t.

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I quite like the appearance, but I honestly prefer the look of the Horizon.  (I really LOVE the way the Horizon looks!)

 

But I just can't fathom spending $7150 USD (6042 EUR) for it when I can buy the exact same TV for $1500 and the same soundbar for $1750.  That means B&O are charging $3900 USD (3300 EUR) for the stand and the frame which holds them together.  That's just silly.

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Agreed Alex on price vs specs etc and I also prefer the design of the Horizon.

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