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beojeff Posted: Sun, Aug 8 2021 4:15 PM

I was adjusting some settings in a Halo and saw that the BeoSystem 4 is now available as a controllable device. The Halo can start video sources as well as audio sources -- including the sources of the integrated Moment. On the B&O's website, the BeoSystem 4 is still not shown as a supported device.

I really hope that support gets added for the NL/ML Converter. This would bring support to all of our legacy products, too.

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beojeff replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 4:27 PM

There is still the bug for B&O to fix in that all sources are shown even if the sources have been removed on the BeoSystem 4. E.g., I have homemedia and QPlay set as unshown on my BeoSystem 4. Yet, they still appear on the Halo. I suspect this is an issue on the B&O app.

Still, it's great that the Halo that I have on the side table in the living room can now be used to control the TV -- especially the usefulness of the volume control!

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Thanks beojeff

That sounds promising.

 

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 6:18 PM
Thanks for the info. I checked my Halo and the V1 now also works with it.

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beojeff replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 6:32 PM

Razlaw:
Thanks for the info. I checked my Halo and the V1 now also works with it.

That's great! I'm curious: Is your Halo also showing BeoVision sources that you have hidden? I'm wondering if removing my BeoSystem 4 from the app and re-adding it might help.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 6:35 PM
beojeff:

That's great! I'm curious: Is your Halo also showing BeoVision sources that you have hidden? I'm wondering if removing my BeoSystem 4 from the app and re-adding it might help.

I don’t see any sources on it. Just the multi room link icon and the 4 favorites icons.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 6:36 PM
beojeff:

That's great! I'm curious: Is your Halo also showing BeoVision sources that you have hidden? I'm wondering if removing my BeoSystem 4 from the app and re-adding it might help.

I am wrong. It does show sources.

Net radio, Net music, CD, Tune In, YouTube, Line In, Optical, satellite tv and some others are showing on Halo. Many of them are not sources I do not use so I must need to make some changes in the settings.

Have not yet tried them to see how they work.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 7:18 PM
Sources do turn on, but can not change tracks on CD, Deezer and one or two others I tried.

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beojeff replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 7:54 PM

Razlaw:
Sources do turn on, but can not change tracks on CD, Deezer and one or two others I tried.

I'm able to move through tracks in Deezer.

I've seen similar issues on the B&O app not supporting basic beolink functions with the Nl/MLConverter. For example, it should be expected that we can move through CD tracks but can't. I often feel like the programmers just don't even care about beolink.

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beojeff replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 7:55 PM

P.S. I also get artist and song names not only in Deezer but also in TuneIn.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 9:03 PM
beojeff:

I'm able to move through tracks in Deezer.

I've seen similar issues on the B&O app not supporting basic beolink functions with the Nl/MLConverter. For example, it should be expected that we can move through CD tracks but can't. I often feel like the programmers just don't even care about beolink.

I can move through CD tracks using both the App and the Halo on my other devices, such as my Core.

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Aug 8 2021 9:05 PM
beojeff:

P.S. I also get artist and song names not only in Deezer but also in TuneIn.

I do too.

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beojeff replied on Mon, Aug 9 2021 5:11 PM

While I don't expect much for video source functions, there is one simple function that would have been very useful: pause/play control.

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BenSA replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 8:30 AM

I know the Halo can control e.g. a Beosound 9000 through the core but can it control a Beosound 9000 directly? 

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BenSA replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 8:30 AM

I know the Halo can control e.g. a Beosound 9000 through the core but can it control a Beosound 9000 directly? 

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As the Halo can control the BeoSystem 4 & V1... Anyone else have any experiences with other B&O TVs? BV14?

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1990 replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 9:24 AM

It doesn’t have IR so no it can’t.

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1990:

It doesn’t have IR so no it can’t.

Are you sure?

The BSys4/V1 is controlled via ir….and - more important - over the network.

And this is the way the Halo works as well…..so!

MM

 

P.S. Edited - since I forgot 'important'

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

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beojeff replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 11:26 AM

Millemissen:

1990:

It doesn’t have IR so no it can’t.

Are you sure?

The BSys4/V1 is controlled via ir….and - more over the network.

And this is the way the Halo works as well…..so!

MM

The control via the Halo is over the network and not by IR. A BeoSound 9000 that's merely connected via line-in to a Core would not actually be controlled. The only way to get direct control over legacy ML devices would be via an NL/ML Converter -- if that converter could someday be supported by the Halo.

If a BeoSound 9000 is connected to an NL/ML Converter and connected as a primary or secondary linked device to a Halo-supported device such as a Core, control of the BeoSound 9000 is possible via control of the Core -- even though the NL/ML Converter is not yet directly supported.

Since the control of the BeoSystem 4 is via the NL network, there is full two-way communication with the Halo. All sources of the BeoSystem 4 appear as available on the Halo interface. The Halo display will automatically show which source of the BeoSystem 4 is playing -- even if the source change was not made on the Halo.

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....sure, beojeff - but the question there was, whether it can control e.g. a BV14.

I do not see why not!

But I am sure this will soon be comfirmed (or not) by a BV14/Halo owner.

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beojeff replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 11:55 AM

Millemissen:

....sure, beojeff - but the question there was, whether it can control e.g. a BV14.

I do not see why not!

But I am sure this will soon be comfirmed (or not) by a BV14/Halo owner.

MM

Ah. There was some confusing over a couple of different discussions going on.

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Millemissen:

....sure, beojeff - but the question there was, whether it can control e.g. a BV14.

I do not see why not!

But I am sure this will soon be comfirmed (or not) by a BV14/Halo owner.

MM

The BV14 is NL compatible so.. maybe some hope that it will get supported.. Fingers crossed.. 

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Hiort replied on Tue, Aug 10 2021 2:49 PM
kuyttendaele:

The BV14 is NL compatible so.. maybe some hope that it will get supported.. Fingers crossed..

And BV11 Smile

 

 

 

 

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beojeff replied on Wed, Aug 11 2021 10:27 AM

I checked and found that there has been no recent update to the software of the Beosystem 4. The last update was in 2017. This gives hope that maybe the NL/ML Converter could be supported without needing an update.

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