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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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There was indeed a new update yesterday, at least for the Horizon.

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BartS replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 10:17 AM

Wat Kuyttendaele means that your Horizon downloaded the update that was released in week 5. Most owners have already updated to this version and it is not an in-between-update. The next one will be in week 10.

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New Update here on my Horizon 40 (replaced model because of pixel error (green)).

 

  • Neflix works very well now.
  • Kodi for playind media files from diskstation and PC works excellent (subs etc)
  • Sound is great.
  • Little buggy over all, but not too bad.

 

Missing:

 

  • voice recognition would be great

 

 

Love the rolling stand!

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Hello,

i am from France and I follow this post because my dealer wants to deal my beovision 755 against the new ng avant 75 in giving the difference 

i read that the android system is not mature ( a lot of tv philips Sony at their launch had a bad android os) : a lot of bugs 

i think android system is just for music streaming ( like Spotify Deezer...) ,Netflix if you have a good speed internet,eventually multimedia like Kodi or you tube , and in France myCANAL  

but is the TNT tv affected by these bugs ? For example is the tv stop or reload without doing anything ?

I read all the negative critics for the user do you advice me not to buy the NG avant ? Is it better to wait ... for ... what ? The future lg partnership will put the new tv in June 2017 or 2018?

thanks to read all of us and sorry for my English 

merci 

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 1:51 PM

The new TVs are still buggy, though from my experience they are getting better, especially the picture quality has improved some the first release.......i dont know the 7-55 that well, but it was supposed to have an excellent picture......the newer TVs have on paper not as good screens as the pre-Android versions (local dimming vs global dimming on the new ones).....that said, in real life its not clear that the new screens are any worse, the picture isn't as soft and subtle, but appear a little brighter, which some may well prefer in fact..........i am happy with my BV14-55 picture now, looks really good...........

go and try the new ones......if picture quality on old and new Avant's are both good enough, then i would go with the original 75 inch to get the original software platform.........otherwise wait for the OLED screens (should be excellent screen tech, though may face similar "new software" issues.....

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Thanks sandyb for your reply

as you say with any tv now with firmware ( android or similar:webos,Philips Sony or Samsung) we have a period of "doubt" because we have bugs , we have to wish that the firm ,here B&O , will " work" on it 

it is why I think the first thing is how is the picture ? You have beovision 14 ,my dealer said that the new beovision has the same platform as the NG avant et the same screen : you seem to be glad with yours.. I shall decide ,but my dealer now have only the NG avant .. so I have no choice with the original avant

with your beovision 14 do you often use android system ? In real use have you so much Bugg? How you find your sound ? 

I think waiting for the future (hypothetic) tv lg partner as you say may have other adventures!

thanks 

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dayoff2017:

New Update here on my Horizon 40 (replaced model because of pixel error (green)).

Neflix works very well now. Kodi for playind media files from diskstation and PC works excellent (subs etc) Sound is great. Little buggy over all, but not too bad.

Missing:

voice recognition would be great

Love the rolling stand!

I got a new sw update now to!

Lets see what improved!!

BeoVision Eclipse 55"...BeoLab 18 as FRONT....BeoLab 4000 as REAR....BL19 SUB....BV5 HD....Beoplay V1-40....BC6-26....Beosound 9000....BeoRemote One BT....Beo6....Beo4....Beo4 Cinema....BeoLink 7000....Serene....H8....H6 90´s Rose Gold edt....Form 1....U70...

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 4:54 PM

make no mistake, its been a bit painful, my main issue was audio dropping out......the Android OS is the OS for the whole TV, there is no sidestepping it....so i do love the look of the BV14, and the picture quality is pretty good now (though i will always prefer my 12-65 plasma)......its my second screen, so i didn't wait for the OLEDs.......if it is your main screen, it might be worth waiting to see the OLED B&O's, though as i said remember that will be on a different OS again (webOS most likely), so some issues may occur, though i suspect they will be relatively small compared to the instabilty of Android TV OS.......sound is very good, though from what i understand the sound on original Avant's (2014-6) and the BV11 is slightly better - the speaker specs of the new TVs look a fraction less powerful, though my installer says the difference in noticeable, both good, but the older TVs better.........if you want an original pre-NG Avant, you should be able to find one.......

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Thanks sandyb

it s for my main screen ( replace beovision 7 55 full hd pretty picture and sound very with beolab 7.6) ... may be I have to wait oled in 55 or 65 there is no yet above this dimension I have friend who say that webos3 is stable ! But there is no idea if B&O launch these tv this summer or in 2018 ...I have search on net but I have not find any clue..

it seem that there is a new firmware on horizon (only?) which is more stable if I read the post before mine I hope it is a good new if some users can give us their conclusion 

i think about your advice 

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Sandyb replied on Wed, Feb 22 2017 7:47 PM

supposed to be an interim software recently, but i haven't seen anything for my BV14.....anyway, its been more stable recently definitely, though others have had problems.......as for the OLEDs, who knows, but from what i hear, the tv's are more or less ready.....but i wouldn't expect anything very soon.....

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That s a "little" problem we don't know when these future oled tv come ( may be with no much better firmware even it is webos3.5 ! )

i wonder myself if I have to wait because beovision 7 55 full hd have a very pretty picture ( it is full led local dimming zone 512 ) and today for 4K tv we have not much movie,in France no 4K provider on satellite and for Netflix in 4K you need fiber ..( not to much area have it .. my town is not deserve in fiber nowdays !!) so ... and "en plus " the beovision ( horizon,avant or 14) have not so much beautiful picture and instable firmware ...

you are right for a main screen if you are objective there is no need to change ...emotionally for a second screen why not ?

if the review by user show that firmware is more stable and mature i will see 

thanks

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Indeed... seems like there is a interim release between the "Week 5" and "Week 10" update...

Very curious what has changed.

Anyway... since forwarding the detailed sound issues I haven't heard back from BeoCare... In other cases there were very responsive. Not in the last case... Some serious sound bug fix?

OK.. Update installed.. Dated 2017-01-27... as someone else previous said. But... Wasn't the "Week 5" release dated 2017-01-28?

Can someone check their BV14/Horizon and check the date/software version without updating to today's release?

Karel.

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Fast check: sound / bass management bug still there even after yesterday's update.

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BartS replied on Thu, Feb 23 2017 7:57 AM

The last update is 2017-01-27, this was released on 2017-01-31 (the week 5 update). I checked my Horizon. It cannot find a newer update. Did your TV perhaps download the same update again???? Or did your dealer request an in-between-update for your BV that was also dated 2017-01-27?

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Bart, which software version is your TV running? Mine downloaded the update, and I have a suspicion that it may have downloaded a previous version of the software as bugs seems to have resurfaced.

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