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BV14 and Beovision Horizon - any feedback?

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Guy posted on Sat, Oct 8 2016 4:30 PM

Considering that both the BV14 and Beovision Horizon have been out for several weeks there's been very little feedback on this forum!  Does anyone have either and is in a position report how they have got on?  Or is everyone hanging on for the anticipated new TVs next summer?

I am in the market for a new B&O TV and would like to purchase this side of Xmas.  I have been very disappointed with 'android' in the past (albeit with a tablet), hence I am particularly interested in the new android interface and whether the SW runs well?

Anyone?

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Answered (Verified) BartS replied on Thu, Oct 27 2016 1:00 PM
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I have just been informed that there indeed is a bug in the audio-part of the software and that this will be rewritten. As the connection with the Beoremote One BT concerns; there should not be a connection issue. B&O thinks the problem should be within the TV and that the TV should be shut off from power for a time (+ half an hour). Afterwards the remote should not have connection issues anymore.

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I have been using the BV 40 since launch and I do have many software glitches which none of the updates have solved yet.

I am also waiting for update to connect to my wireless speakers eg beosound 1. The TV stops at times without any reason, the TV guide crashed all the time. Sometimes you switch it on and the remote is bklocked after which you have to unplug and plug it again. I can go on and on ...

Dealer says updates are coming and it will take time. Is okay for me but my wife hates it.

Worst is that netflix app does not work on the beovision. 

My dealer told me that B&O recommends to use apple tv. Some argue between B&O and Netflix.

Unbelieveable. I have a subscription with Netflix, I should be able to use it.

The TV itself looks very very nice but is too buggy if you ask me.

I give it another month or so, if the Android glitches are not solved soon I will return it.

good luck

 

 

 

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Answered (Verified) BartS replied on Sun, Mar 12 2017 4:19 PM
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As said before: at this stage you have to contact your dealer. He passes your serial number through to B&O and subsequently the update will be transferred to your Beovision. I guess it wil take a few weeks before the update is automatically transferred to all the NG Beovisions.

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Answered (Verified) TEL replied on Tue, Mar 14 2017 8:00 PM
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Many thanks Sandyb - I'll probably go ahead with Avant NG 55 later this week

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mr_anders_son:

Multiroom week 10

That is also what my dealer told me on Saturday.

Multiroon is on the roadmap - scheduled for week 10.

MM

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boskonay:

Can't wait for the Matrix support!

I (stupidly) upgraded to a 14 and horizon and found out when they were on the wall that the dealer didn't realise they didn't yet support my Atlona!

They obviously don't sell many matrixes.
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Fl_ip replied on Tue, Jan 31 2017 6:28 AM
Atlona support will also be in the update today!
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CarJen replied on Wed, Feb 1 2017 11:29 AM

So, how are you all finding the new SW release? - I downloaded it yesterday, and besides my tv still takes 26 seconds from start-up to i have a picture - way too long - then it seems there is a new UI on apps, still no Netflix (DK), but the feel it is quicker to scroll through the menus and the BT Beoremote one is also more responsive it terms of it actual works now - yeah!

I would like to get rid of the silly curtain they have when starting the tv. If B&O insists of having it there, why not ensure it runs smoothly, and not as it is now, where it is limping across the screen. Anyone knows if this feature can be shut off?

Also, have anyone managed to get the release notes from a dealer or B&O?

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I've both a 14 and a Horizon and both (and their remotes) are smooth and working well!

 

My Atlona is now working perfectly on both, and (perhaps wrong) but the picture seems better on both too, like they've tweaked the upscaling...

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PK replied on Wed, Feb 1 2017 9:16 PM

Updated the remote and horizon today. no problems yet! 

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How do you update the remote?
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How do you update the remote?
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Sjengie:
How do you update the remote?

http://forum.beoworld.org/forums/t/23211.aspx

MM

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Sandyb replied on Thu, Feb 2 2017 12:11 AM

hmm, its late, and i don't think my mind is playing tricks, but the picture quality does seem to have got better.....prior to the update my BV14 struggled with dark scenes on some streamed content......just watched them again, and i thought there was a big difference....the tv seemed to handle them more or less without problem.....in fact, of my examples, there were dark scenes that the BV14 struggled with (pre update) on the following : Interstellar in HD (1080P) on Amazon Prime, and Breaking Bad (4K), Bloodline (4K) on Netflix......they now looked very good......

be interested if anyone else has noticed any improvements......(all 3 above examples streamed using the Amazon Fire 4K box)....the native Netflix app is doing its error -13 thing, so can't check the same content viewed this way, just to double check any PQ improvements......

not sure if my other issue - audio disappearing - has yet been solved...will monitor, had one drop out, but lets see......

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Sandyb replied on Thu, Feb 2 2017 12:16 AM

was in Selfridges in London this evening....spoke to the B&O guy who runs the concession there - for what its worth he said that from what he understands, from speaking to some LG guys he knows, that the B&O/LG tv is more or less finished......and wasnt ruling something out in 3-4 months time......but that made the likely release to be last years LG panels, not the newer, brighter ones.......thought i'd share, however useless that info is....

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My horizon seems to run better, less crashes, but still i am very disappointed netflix not working. 

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My horizon seems to run better, less crashes, but still i am very disappointed netflix not working. 

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also has anybody succeeded connecting a wireless speaker like the new beosound 1?

it is supposed to be one of the features but we are waiting patiently

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Sjengie:

also has anybody succeeded connecting a wireless speaker like the new beosound 1?

it is supposed to be one of the features but we are waiting patiently

That still requires the "multiroom" softare update... release around week 10

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