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jvezina posted on Fri, Mar 6 2020 3:56 PM

The FCC has released information about the table version

https://fccid.io/TTU-HALOTABLE

Have a nice day,

Jean

 

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I saw the Halo at my dealer on Saturday, and although I was already intrigued since the first leaked video it didn’t disappoint at all, knowing that some people do not like it.

I would have a very limited use-case for my BS1, as my other B&O products are too old, but I still want to have one. That it is a great achievement.

There is probably no good rationale explanation why one would spend ca 700$ on a volume remote control. I am now having tough discussions with the FS (wife), as she states ‘you buy Halo I say Hejdå (goodbye) Big Smile

And then my dealer came up with the great idea that I need a Core as well for my BS9000 😀

I love his enthusiasm.

“I have to work on my core” I tell my wife in return Smile

To be continued, and please do see the Halo IRL it is amazingly cool.

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 10:08 AM

 

Millemissen:
TWG:
beojeff:
Good news: it CAN play linked sources.

How do you access linked sources? Does the HALO has access through a NL/ML convertes (despite listed incompatible on the compatibility chart)?
I am pretty sure that is because the shown sources are sources linked to the BS1!

And - of cource - there must be a converter in the setup for that to be possible.

MM

MM, your assumption is correct

first pic: BS9000 BCL connected and linked to the BS Shape

second pic: Beosystem 7000 BLC connected and linked to a BS35

 

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 10:16 AM

MrAndersen:
Happy testing, and as I said, keep it coming good or bad.
Another thought:

Give the possibility to rename the "LINE IN". For example now I have a BS5e line in connected to a BLC. It would be  easier to see "BS5e" in the display than "LINE IN". Especially  because it could also be the LINE IN of the linked product ("Line-in" is shown as the source of the BS35, "LINE IN" as the BLC source for example).

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beojeff replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 10:19 AM

Carolpa:

 

Millemissen:
TWG:
beojeff:
Good news: it CAN play linked sources.

How do you access linked sources? Does the HALO has access through a NL/ML convertes (despite listed incompatible on the compatibility chart)?
I am pretty sure that is because the shown sources are sources linked to the BS1!

And - of cource - there must be a converter in the setup for that to be possible.

MM

MM, your assumption is correct

first pic: BS9000 BCL connected and linked to the BS Shape

second pic: Beosystem 7000 BLC connected and linked to a BS35

 

Carolpa-

Have you been able to see every source from NL/ML Converters connected as Primary Linked device and Secondary Linked device? I've found certain sources will depend on whether the converter is connected as Primary or Secondary. I believe the sources are CD and Phono.

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mbolo01 replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 10:51 AM

NVGAE:

 

How complicated would it be to implement the Moodwheel

 

 

 

I agree that MW was the best concept since a while and which made me purchase a Moment.

The Halo is not a player, a MW feature in the Halo would require some kind of storage to build an index of the customer music favorites, Deezer and DLNA, which could be huge for some of us, store the track associated moods that would be fetched from either the track metadata or from an external provider such as Gracenote, get tracks that are related from Deezer to be used in the equivalent of the two external rings, process all these informations and expose them is some form of UI that could fit in such small display. This would be CPU intensive thus requiring the Halo to be plugged in the mains all the time.

The Halo does not have the required hardware to support this processing and we all know that the MW is now dead with no more hope that it will resurrect in its current form, if it resurrects, which means the end of the concept for me, unfortunately.

 

 

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:15 AM

beojeff:
Carolpa-

Have you been able to see every source from NL/ML Converters connected as Primary Linked device and Secondary Linked device? I've found certain sources will depend on whether the converter is connected as Primary or Secondary. I believe the sources are CD and Phono.

I do not use Secondary linked products, because I didn't get the hoped/expected outcome when sources were connected Secondary. (note: this was/is based on early experience of the BLC in NL. I didn't check for changes recently. Because of no software updates for the BLC, I do not expect changes though!)

And YES: all PRIMARY sources of ML products are visible (but not all are made visible).

They are: BS9000 (radio, cd, aux), BS3000 (radio, cd, aux). Beosystem 7000 (radio, cd, phono, a.tape, a.tape2)

 

EDIT: just did a test. I linked the BLC with the BS3000 as Secundary to the BS35. On the Halo the BS3000 sources were, as expected, NOT shown. 

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beojeff replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:49 AM

Carolpa:

beojeff:
Carolpa-

Have you been able to see every source from NL/ML Converters connected as Primary Linked device and Secondary Linked device? I've found certain sources will depend on whether the converter is connected as Primary or Secondary. I believe the sources are CD and Phono.

I do not use Secondary linked products, because I didn't get the hoped/expected outcome when sources were connected Secondary. (note: this was/is based on early experience of the BLC in NL. I didn't check for changes recently. Because of no software updates for the BLC, I do not expect changes though!)

And YES: all PRIMARY sources of ML products are visible (but not all are made visible).

They are: BS9000 (radio, cd, aux), BS3000 (radio, cd, aux). Beosystem 7000 (radio, cd, phono, a.tape, a.tape2)

 

For me, I can add CD to the local list, but it does not appear on the app, Halo, or BeoRemote One in bluetooth mode when CD is a source on the Secondary Linked device. For the Primary Linked device, I have the similar issue with either Phono or Aux -- I can't remember which. Therefore, I must always assign the BeoSound 9000 as the Primary Linked product (for cd)  and the BeoSystem 5500 as the Secondary Linked product (for turntables). Maybe it's because I have both primary and secondary linked products. I was hoping someone else might confirm that they encounter the same issues.

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Carolpa replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 11:52 AM

beojeff:
For me, I can add CD to the local list, but it does not appear on the app, Halo, or BeoRemote One in bluetooth mode when CD is a source on the Secondary Linked device. For the Primary Linked device, I have the similar issue with either Phono or Aux -- I can't remember which. Therefore, I must always assign the BeoSound 9000 as the Primary Linked product (for cd)  and the BeoSystem 5500 as the Secondary Linked product (for turntables). Maybe it's because I have both primary and secondary linked products. I was hoping someone else might confirm that they encounter the same issues.
see the addition to my previous post.
beojeff:
I have the similar issue with either Phono or Aux
did you check the boxes "Enabled" of the "Experience mapped to NL" of your BLC?

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Carolpa:

beojeff:
For me, I can add CD to the local list, but it does not appear on the app, Halo, or BeoRemote One in bluetooth mode when CD is a source on the Secondary Linked device. For the Primary Linked device, I have the similar issue with either Phono or Aux -- I can't remember which. Therefore, I must always assign the BeoSound 9000 as the Primary Linked product (for cd)  and the BeoSystem 5500 as the Secondary Linked product (for turntables). Maybe it's because I have both primary and secondary linked products. I was hoping someone else might confirm that they encounter the same issues.
see the addition to my previous post.
beojeff:
I have the similar issue with either Phono or Aux
did you check the boxes "Enabled" of the "Experience mapped to NL" of your BLC?

Of course.

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Carolpa:

Give the possibility to rename the "LINE IN". For example now I have a BS5e line in connected to a BLC. It would be  easier to see "BS5e" in the display than "LINE IN".

I think this is a product feature to be implemented so that It should be possible to provide an alias to the various .IN ports of the B&O products within the product settings itself, and have the App / remotes to leverage it when alias exists.

BS Moment, BS Core, BG 4002, BC 4500, BS1, BL18, BL19, BL8000 + RCV1, A6, M5, M3, A1, P6 (tks Botty), H5, TR1

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mbolo01:
I think this is a product feature to be implemented so that It should be possible to provide an alias to the various .IN ports of the B&O products within the product settings itself, and have the App / remotes to leverage it when alias exists.
I would say it is!

But the chance B&o would update sw of the BLC looks very small to impossible! So that's my reason to ask for having the option for LINE IN aliasses for the Halo.

 

talking about sw versions, this I notices when looking for some details for the Halo. But my devices all have other sw versions........

https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049745891-Which-products-can-be-controlled-by-my-Beoremote-Halo-

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Carolpa:

talking about sw versions, this I notices when looking for some details for the Halo. But my devices all have other sw versions........

https://support.bang-olufsen.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049745891-Which-products-can-be-controlled-by-my-Beoremote-Halo-

My Essence MK2 has a version 1.22.38750   (and is set to automatic update).

To work with the Halo it needs 1.23.40317

VERY STRANGE!!!

MM

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Carolpa:
But the chance B&o would update sw of the BLC looks very small to impossible! So that's my reason to ask for having the option for LINE IN aliasses for the Halo.

Got you, I keep forgetting about oldest products with no more updates, sorry, an our Moment are surely in this category now.

Thanks for the sw versions link, looks like global update is coming! All my products are also at lower versions, being the latest.

BS Moment, BS Core, BG 4002, BC 4500, BS1, BL18, BL19, BL8000 + RCV1, A6, M5, M3, A1, P6 (tks Botty), H5, TR1

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Razlaw replied on Sun, Sep 27 2020 6:02 PM
Millemissen:

My Essence MK2 has a version 1.22.38750 (and is set to automatic update).

To work with the Halo it needs 1.23.40317

VERY STRANGE!!!

MM

There is a tv - and there is a BV.

Same here. Also my Core does not have the newest needed update. My Halo has not yet arrived. Hopefully both the software update and the Halo itself will arrive soon.

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Razlaw:
My Halo has not yet arrived. Hopefully both the software update and the Halo itself will arrive soon.
no rush! the Halo works also with the actual sw versions

 

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How are we to understand the table, you’ve found, then?

MM

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