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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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laseralex:

I quite like the appearance, but I honestly prefer the look of the Horizon. (I really LOVE the way the Horizon looks!)

But I just can't fathom spending $7150 USD (6042 EUR) for it when I can buy the exact same TV for $1500 and the same soundbar for $1750. That means B&O are charging $3900 USD (3300 EUR) for the stand and the frame which holds them together. That's just silly.

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I’m interested in a new Beovision but as you say the value for money for me is not there. This is a recurring theme in recent years aside from the Android failures.

People are happy to pay a bit more for a B&O TV for the form factor, one remote, sound and ability to link to a surround system but this gap is too much. I have a reasonable middle class professional salary, and even I can’t justify a B&O TV. I’d like to know who buys B&O TVs these days apart people on this forum that are fans...

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Daniel:

Here it is on display already. 

 https://ibb.co/L9g8MW5

Needs to be seen in real, but on the picture it looks like a fake, DIY Beovision. Lacks the delicacy of other Beovisions (from 1 to 14, Horizon, Eclipse and skipping the 3).

 

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laseralex:
I really LOVE the way the Horizon looks!

Same. It's the most beautiful affordable to me (in second hand) Beovision. The only one competing, but out of my reach being the 14 with wooden grill.

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Steph replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 8:52 AM

I also really like the Horizon, but it is very rare in 48 inch version and also much more expensive than the 40 inch version on the second hand market Sad

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Sandyb replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 9:04 AM
Price comparisons to the Horizon should also bear in mind that the Contour is an OLED, whereas the Horizon was a (not very good) LCD. To me that should account for about 1000 GBP/EUR of difference.

That all said, the Contour is so very uninspiring design wise, whereas the Horizon was pretty nice, albeit far from a classic.

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I’ll give B&O a B- for effort on the Contour and I think even that’s a bit generous.
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tuxian replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 10:31 AM

Steph:

I also really like the Horizon, but it is very rare in 48 inch version and also much more expensive than the 40 inch version on the second hand market Sad

I love the Horizon design too but the price tag and also subpar LCD quality makes it a no-go. Thus I did a "DIY" with a 48" OLED LG and a Stage, both mounted to the Horizon vertical Stand.

Though now I'm wondering whether it will be possible to buy the Stage Version of the Contour and use without the frame with an existing 48" LG, could look even better.

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andy_js replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 10:58 AM
The Horizon is a modern classic. At least the stand on the Contour is an improvement over the horrible floor stand the Horizon had.
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andy_js:
The Horizon is a modern classic. At least the stand on the Contour is an improvement over the horrible floor stand the Horizon had.

I disagree. I find the trolley stand beautiful surprising and very B&O. The rotating stand a little less but still better design that this thick ugly contour stand.

Again, looks like "Almost B&O but not even close"

 

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andy_js replied on Sun, Nov 15 2020 12:57 PM
matador43:

I disagree. I find the trolley stand beautiful surprising and very B&O. The rotating stand a little less but still better design that this thick ugly contour stand.

I was talking about the rotating stand as you call it. I’ve got nothing against the trolley.
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The BV Contour stand is not bad. It reminds me of the static table stand for the BV-7 one.


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BoboDK replied on Mon, Nov 16 2020 5:27 PM

Wishful thinking, the stand is Bluetooth connected to the BR1 and motorized🤞🏽😄

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moxxey replied on Wed, Nov 18 2020 11:07 PM

Just resurrecting this thread. So, when is the Contour released? 19 November?

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1990 replied on Thu, Nov 19 2020 7:09 AM

As of yet I haven’t seen any teaser or so from B&O. But can’t be far off since the tv is already in some shop windows.

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We saw the "Leaked" teaser is it now 2 week ago?

And they never actully used this teaser official?

FlatpanelsHD says that news will arrive today, so lets see.

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