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  • Re: How do you feel about B&O right now?

    [quote user="Beer_Baron"] For example, B&O don't make screens but purchase high quality screens from other manufacturers, and have their beautiful designs around that. So they should be designed from the start to be upgradeable. Another example: the DVD tray in the original BV7 is still magical, and has a wow factor. This should be upgradeable to Blu-ray, then Blu-ray 3D, etc. There are plenty of BV7s around, some being sold for really low prices. Everything about them works, but
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Sat, Aug 27 2016
  • Re: Second hand BV9 - what questions should I ask?

    I have more information on the BL9 that I am thinking of getting. It's a Type 0796 and I'm told it's either a Mk4 or a Mk5. It is HD with 1080 and has a HDR built-in. I guess the choice boils down to: do I put off the purchase and put the money towards a new B&O in many years time, or do I accept that financially second hand B&O stuff is all I shall be able to afford for the rest of my life (unless I get the lottery), with the risk of tech being already outdated and equipment
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Sat, Aug 27 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    [quote user="badgersurf"] the Ligawo looks interesting but it looks like it is an optical spdif, what do you use to transform into digital to connect into the BV7 as I have not found a converter that works. [/quote] Another interesting thing about the Oppo is that it can split out of an HDMI the audio components, so you don't have to purchase a separate box just for that. This helps for example ith Apple TV which no longer has a digital audio output https://www.oppodigital.com.au/blogs
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Sat, Aug 27 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    [quote user="jvdl"] Maybe the ROKU 4 is also a good solution and supporting 4K also. Working great on Avant. Then you are also set for the future...... [/quote] This what I didn't know and googled - ROKU 4 appears to be well regarded. Sorry, I missed the embedded quote in the post four above this one...
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Fri, Aug 26 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    I'd never heard of this before, but a quick Google search shows that it is consistently reviewed as better than the Apple TV (and also better than Chromecast and a slew of other names I'd not heard of). Cheap enough too. Thanks for sharing, another item to consider.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Fri, Aug 26 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    Thanks Martin. I've spent hours browsing the forums here to find out how to hook it all up. B&O tech told me that I connect the audio to AV4 L/R; you say to connect the audio through a SCART cable - is the SCART connection the AV3 socket? And is the audio connected in this way just stereo (two channel) or is it 5.1 surround sound? Seems pointless to have a Blu-ray player/high def movies if I've only got two channels of sound. I enjoy movies more for their sound than the visuals, to be
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Fri, Aug 26 2016
  • Re: Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    Thanks very much for the replies so far. I hadn't considered 4k because (1) I am yet to be convinced this is a "must have" and (2) it will be at least 5 years before I would consider a 4k TV, and probably 10 years - I don't like version 1 of anything, and prices will only come down. But I'm glad several replies raised 4k because I hadn't considered that at all, so now I am rethinking it. As to Oppo, the 103 is about half the price of the 105 so I'm trying to work out
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Fri, Aug 26 2016
  • Second hand BV9 - what questions should I ask?

    I'm considering purchasing a second hand BV9, said to be 5 years old. What questions should I ask in terms of options available that were chosen at purchase? It was purchased in Australia. It will replace a 7-40 Mk 1, that shall probably be shifted to another room, that will in turn displace a 6-26. I may sell the 7-40 instead, but the prices for it are so low I think I'll keep it. One reason for the purchase is that a larger screen size would be appreciated (it's in a large room and
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Fri, Aug 26 2016
    Filed under: Beovision 7-40, beovision 6 26, Beovision 9
  • Re: How do you feel about B&O right now?

    An interesting thread - I sure hope B&O monitor threads like this. I have a few thoughts on what is best about B&O, and what is not so great but desirable: Simplicity Elegance Originality Connectivity Reliability Longevity It's the last three items on the list that B&O currently fall down on; the last item significantly. These should be pieces that are functional for decades, not replaced every few years. How can this be improved? Let me explain... For example, B&O don't make
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Thu, Aug 25 2016
  • Upgrade to Blu-ray or go NAS or streaming?

    Current equipment BV7-40 early model with DVD player, DVI and analogue audio input (no HDMI) - a Mk I IIRC. I'm told it is 720 not 1024. BV7-2 centre, pair of BL5 front and pair of BL3 rear speakers. An older BV6-26 in another room. A Beosound9000 which I love. Question is - do I buy a separate Blu-ray player, or something like a network storage and/or internet streaming? I watch a bit of Netflix on my laptop so I'd like to have that; I obviously have no Blu-ray discs but I've found that
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by Beer_Baron on Thu, Aug 25 2016
    Filed under: beolab 5, BEOSound 9000, Beovision 7-40, BeoLab 3, beolab 7-2
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