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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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Sandyb:

If they’d priced it closer to 4K rather than 5k (gbp), most here would have had little issue

B&O is a worldwide 'luxury' brand, with a premium price point, expensive dealers to maintain and, more important, dealers who expect a certain amount of revenue from a TV sale.

That's why that premium is in place. One thing I do agree that it's a shame the Stage has never been updated to support WISA or connecting to other B&O speakers - seems like a missed opportunity for me. A lack of PUC support means no Sky Q control.

However, once you start adding these, the Stage would move up a level or two and become closer to a £2000 soundbar.

I guess what B&O could have done is release a Stage and a Stage+, where the Stage+ has a higher price point, but same design, just more functionality for existing users and those wanting to connect to their other speakers.

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Wow, this is indeed excellent! I really like the design and it seems like a great addition!

Good: NL, airplay 2

Not good: No wisa, no external speakers, no 55” variant

Questions for the ones who’s seen it?

* Can i play music via airplay 2 or NL without turning the tv on?

* Is the beoremote natively supported? Both or only the BT version?

* Does it support cec or do i need a puc to control my apple tv?

* Can i “hide” the apple tv inside the contour? i think this was possible with one of the previous ones?

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Lets call it Beocenter StageBig Smile

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moxxey:

Sandyb:

If they’d priced it closer to 4K rather than 5k (gbp), most here would have had little issue

B&O is a worldwide 'luxury' brand, with a premium price point, expensive dealers to maintain and, more important, dealers who expect a certain amount of revenue from a TV sale.

That's why that premium is in place. One thing I do agree that it's a shame the Stage has never been updated to support WISA or connecting to other B&O speakers - seems like a missed opportunity for me. A lack of PUC support means no Sky Q control.

However, once you start adding these, the Stage would move up a level or two and become closer to a £2000 soundbar.

I guess what B&O could have done is release a Stage and a Stage+, where the Stage+ has a higher price point, but same design, just more functionality for existing users and those wanting to connect to their other speakers.

I agree with everything here. If the stage included the above I would be more than happy to pay £2-3K+ for a stage+.

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I do not understand the beovision or not discussion. I say to all : what is an LG plus Stage combo? It is a big black rectangle with an soundbar. I do no want an big black rectangle in my living room. Never.

The contour is a television series n a good old tradition. It has a frame.

Wireless is not so good as wired. So wisa is not a option for me. My beolab 18 are plugged in my bs 9000. the bs 9000 is plugged to an core. My rega record player is also plugged to the core.

With the contour I can via join connect to the contour. Everything will be fine. Good sound for music and good picture and sound for tv.

What’s the problem? Also on the contour i will use an Apple TV. This can also stream via ap2 to the core. And I will see my Apple TV. Why should I hide this? Have you ever hide your vhs or dvd recorder in your tv?

And cec ... how many old cec stuff you use. I have one. An old blue ray player. I use it sometimes, because the most I have bought in iTunes Store.

Today are more possibilities. So a tv can do one thing: make a good picture.
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Hiort replied on Sun, Dec 6 2020 9:24 PM
steve1977:

1) Can i play music via airplay 2 or NL without turning the tv on?

2) Is the beoremote natively supported? Both or only the BT version?

3) Does it support cec or do i need a puc to control my apple tv?

4) Can i “hide” the apple tv inside the contour? i think this was possible with one of the previous ones?

2) Only BT

3) CEC

4) No, there in not room for that.

 

 

 

 

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Wat is CEC?

 

I only use apple TV for Netflix streaming, but that is possible in the native LG webOS, so no more need for AppleTV for me.

 

Does anybody know if the software of the Contour has some B&O layer or would you only see native LG software, menus and logo's? 

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Hiort replied on Mon, Dec 7 2020 10:18 AM
driehoek:

Wat is CEC?

I only use apple TV for Netflix streaming, but that is possible in the native LG webOS, so no more need for AppleTV for me.

Does anybody know if the software of the Contour has some B&O layer or would you only see native LG software, menus and logo's?

CEC = Consumer Electronics Control. It enables control of devices connected to the hdmi.

The operating system on the TV is LG standard so only native menus and logos.

 

 

 

 

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My dealer told me there is a B&O logo and menu. He might be not yet up to date with contour. Is there difference between Exclipse and Contour on how native B&O app / menu is stored on to the LG TV?

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moxxey replied on Thu, Dec 10 2020 9:37 PM

I saw the Contour yesterday at B&O Harrods.

Looks decent enough. Not sure of the silver finish though. Really needs the darker frame.

But, looks solid and seamless. No-one outside this board would know it's a CX + Stage.

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Sandyb replied on Thu, Dec 10 2020 11:29 PM
moxxey:

I saw the Contour yesterday at B&O Harrods.

Looks decent enough. Not sure of the silver finish though. Really needs the darker frame.

But, looks solid and seamless. No-one outside this board would know it's a CX + Stage.

Indeed - i saw the Contour today too for the first time (in the Islington store).

In silver - meh....needs to be the black / wood version.

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Hiort replied on Fri, Dec 11 2020 6:06 AM

driehoek:

My dealer told me there is a B&O logo and menu. He might be not yet up to date with contour. Is there difference between Exclipse and Contour on how native B&O app / menu is stored on to the LG TV?

Others may know for certain but since this is a Stage and an LG screen, the integration in terms of menus should be minimal (if any) comparing to Eclipse.

 

 

 

 

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355f replied on Fri, Dec 11 2020 11:34 AM

Horrible picture refelctions in the sliver version I saw- the frame is quite deep

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I’m very seriously considering to pull the trigger.

Not sure i can handle an LG logo at this price point. It would make me feel every time i watch tv that i overpaid ;) Can anyone confirm whether a LG logo is visible when turning on / off the television and in the web os?

Consensus seems the smoked oak version looking best?

Anyone has experience with b&o wall mounts? So i need to use the “moving” one or can i just simply put it against the wall with a mount without any movements being possible?
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Sandyb replied on Sat, Dec 12 2020 5:07 AM
steve1977:

I’m very seriously considering to pull the trigger.

Not sure i can handle an LG logo at this price point. It would make me feel every time i watch tv that i overpaid ;) Can anyone confirm whether a LG logo is visible when turning on / off the television and in the web os?

Consensus seems the smoked oak version looking best?

Anyone has experience with b&o wall mounts? So i need to use the “moving” one or can i just simply put it against the wall with a mount without any movements being possible?

Surely there will be an LG logo?

Why wouldn't there be?

It will be the same as for the Eclipse and Harmony, in that all 3 use LGs web OS

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