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  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Hi All, Back into the B&O world after leaving it for a few years! I am looking at buying a B&O tv at the mo. The last one I had was the BV7-40 Mk 3 which was pretty good, although it took a while to get used to it and see its true potential. So, now there are all sorts of products since then which are new to me; BV -10, BV-11 to name a few, and this rather strange and very unlike (I think) B&O looking product - the BeoPlay V1! However, I am told by dealers it is the bees knees when it
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sat, Jun 29 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    [quote user="Chris Townsend"]Get a pre owned 8-40, and a pair of Mk2 8000's for the same price. Better sound, and your friends won't laugh at you for shopping in Ikea. [/quote] LOL love this! I know exactly what you mean though and agree! Its a very bizarre looking product design. Not B&O at all is it? Looks just like a Loewe. I guess this shows just how good a designer David Lewis was, well at least to some. What a difference in design.
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sat, Jun 29 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Thanks Elephant, sensible advice and inline with what I have heard from dealers. Why do you suppose it has got good independent reviews though? I appreciate one persons view may vary from another but I heard the picture quality was supposed to be excellent. As for the design, I am not sure if I will be able to accept spending £2,600 on a product that looks like that, regardless of picture quality. B&O has always been about design for me; products that completely stand out and don't
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sat, Jun 29 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Very informative response berlin, most helpful for me personally, thanks. I was going to choose a BV7-40 Mark 3 with Blu Ray player over the V1. What do you think about that option? I am not sure I agree that the BV7 dominates a room, I rather liked the floating appeal of it, particularly the 7-2 speaker, and the DVD player was of course the magic of B&O that we hope for with every new product. Its great that you love the V1 so much and I am sure for good reason, does it have any magic though
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sat, Jun 29 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Again, excellent words, thanks! Interesting you suggest going the BV7-40 Mk 3 route as I thought you might still say the V1 given your earlier posts about how good it is. Now you have made my decision harder as I did always like the BV7 when I had it! Having said that, if I buy one again it will be a 2007 year old model so I can't help but wonder if this is a little old now? I am unsure of the service counter stats at this stage but let's assume they are average for the age of the tv. I know
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sun, Jun 30 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Hi Guys... Let's not get hung up on what is B&O or what isn't too much as I certainly don't want to see a friendly forum turn against itself when we all share the same passion. Having said that, let me explain what the magic of B&O means to me, just to be clear... For me, B&O has always represented some kind of 'magical touch' on many of the products, usually always from a design point of view, and that design rarely resembled anything else on the market before or
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sun, Jun 30 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    That's what I already have, and have been doing for the last few years! I bought a new BV7-40 Mk 3 in 2007, along with BS9000, speakers, phones etc, then sold it all in 2009, then got an Avant DVD RF32 (current) and am now thinking about building B&O back up again, but like I say, not really getting excited about anything! LOL. What a journey!
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Sun, Jun 30 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    I didn't realise that Bang & Olufsen had created a second company, B&O (Play?) so this is an area I can't really comment on until I find out more. Very surprised. Like I say, I have been away from the 'scene' for a few years so I am playing catch up. The reference to Rolex/Tudor is a good one and this is an area I do know well. Actually, a lot of Tudor watches have become very popular among Rolex enthusiasts with many of the recent models from the last 2-3 years at Baselworld
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Mon, Jul 1 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Thanks Chris, what you have said is most helpful and you are right actually, thinking back now, I suppose it was the first generation full HD panel. I was rather hoping the BeoSystem 3 produced an unbeatable picture, perhaps not though! Apparently there is a BeoSystem 4 in the pipeline which would makes sense as its about time. So, is the 10-46 the way to go then? What do they go for these days and who has got one? I can't remember your earlier posts (suppose I could have a look!) about the V1
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Mon, Jul 1 2013
  • Re: Upgrade to Beoplay V1 from Beovision 8-40

    Wow! This is a very informative post, thank you. It is very interesting that you say the V1 has the same video engine as the BV11. This affects my decision a lot now. I also like the fact that updates can be done at home rather than go into the shop or have the dealer drive over to you with a laptop every few months. You are advocating this product well! I can't wait to see one now in person and I hope so much that I can like it as it does seem the most up to date tv for the money. Decisions
    Posted to General Discussion & Questions (Forum) by The Beonic Man on Mon, Jul 1 2013
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